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The Gunnison River headwaters start in the highest reaches of the county with the same name, cascading down from the mountains and finding its’ way to the Blue Mesa Reservior – the largest body of water in the State of Colorado! The Upper Gunnison flows through green pastures and groves of cottonwood trees, at one point cruising by ancient volcanic rock formations soaring straight out of the river high into the sky! Wildlife is abundant, as the river is part of a large ecosystem that sustains many species of birds, fish, small mammals and large. A blue heron rookery populates a turn on the lower stretch of the river.
This Gunnison River rafting option is a great family trip for all ages, and a wonderful first time rafting experience! Easy waves, we move along quickly enough to have a constant change of scenery. Halfway through the trip we enjoy a little action as we navigate the waves in the Gunnison Whitewater Park and pass by the beach atmosphere of the park.
This trip starts at 9:00 or 1:30 at our Gunnison Office seven days a week. Children should be about at least 3 years old for a float trip.
Clear. Lows overnight in the low 20s.
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High around 50F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Rain and snow showers in the morning transitioning to snow showers for the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 39F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 60%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
703 West Tomichi Ave
Gunnison, CO 81230
7049 County Road 742
Almont, CO 81210