Scenic River Tours Inc.

Colorado Whitewater Rafting, Fishing, & Climbing Experts Since 1977

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Your Family Adventure Begins in Gunnison, CO

Scenic River Tours, located in Gunnison County, Colorado, is a short drive from Crested Butte, Lake City, Montrose, and the surrounding towns on the Western Slope of Colorado. We offer guided rafting, fishing, inflatable kayak trips and rock climbing sessions.

We also provide rafting equipment rentals and sales. We are your recreation headquarters for the summer! We have been in business since 1977 and are your locally owned and operated adventure experts. Look no further for your Colorado whitewater rafting adventure this summer!

Rated Excellent by over 200 Rafters!

Rafting in Gunnison, Colorado Best Rafting Trip Taken in Years

Scenic River Tours did an excellent job hosting our HATS rafting trip. We had 6 boats with great guides in all of them. The senior guide in our boat, Dan was absolutely an expert on the Taylor River. Besides his navigational excellence, he was a terrific guide to all the scenic spots on the river. You cannot beat the Taylor River for a great rafting experience. Would use them again when we return.

– Paul N - TripAdvisor
A family rafting in the cold water in Gunnison, Coloraod Absolutely amazing!

Would go back every opportunity I get. The guides were great! They were engaging, remembered everyone’s name, didn’t show any signs of frustration with people who didn’t have a clue how to fly fish or raft, and were great with kids! Thank you to Austin, Grant, and Chris for an amazing time! Hope to see y’all (Arkansas terminology) again soon!

– Blake Fletcher - Facebook
White water rapids through the river in Gunnison Loved our visit!

We loved our time at Scenic! My husband and I were there on our honeymoon during the “off season” when not much was open, but Scenic took us out on a rafting trip even when we were the only customers! They were so kind and excited about it being our honeymoon! It was only our second time rafting, and they made us feel VERY safe. Thank you, scenic for helping make our honeymoon memorable!

– Ariel M - TripAdvisor
Paddles raised in Gunnison Class III rapids on the Gunnison

We took 6 family members on a rafting trip down the Gunnison river that began near Gunnison CO. The water was very cold but the air temperature warmed up quickly so the occasional spray of water was quite nice after a while. The river was quite beautiful and the rock formations at certain points outside the river area were interesting. The real fun began after lunch when we hit several areas of class III rapids. We are not professional rafters but we handled all the rapids very well and had a blast!

– Sean S - TripAdvisor