The premier trip on the Taylor River, this covers the entirety of the Upper, Middle and Lower Canyons.
- 2 Hours
- Have even more on our most popular trip and a local favorite with the Upper Tayor extender!
- Class III rapids
- Intermediate Skill Level
- Minimum 10 years old and 90 pounds
- Offered 7 days a week (Extender offered every day but Sunday)
Taylor River Rafting at its Finest!
Upper Taylor River Colorado — Fast paddling action for the 2 hour Class III whitewater trip. If you are looking for our quickest trip with great whitewater, the Upper Taylor River will fit the bill. We jump right into the action at Initiation Rapid after a thorough river safety talk and paddling instruction. You’ll paddle to the commands of your qualified guide as a team, and navigate several rapids in quick succession. Rosy Lane Rapid and Generator Alley are just a couple of the rapids after a lemonade stop halfway through the trip, with a chance to do the “Nestea Plunge” if you dare.
A quick 30-minute drive from either Crested Butte or Gunnison, you will meet at our Boathouse in Taylor Canyon. From there we will hop a quick shuttle to the river and be on our way. This trip is offered both morning and afternoon 7 days a week.
Upper Taylor Extender
Rated Class III Whitewater, our most popular trip and the local’s favorite, the Extender includes the Upper Taylor and the Middle Taylor. The Taylor River is a classic high alpine river with majestic canyon walls on either side and soaring pine trees lining the canyon.
About 3 hours rafting on the water, you’ll tackle Initiation Rapid at the beginning, and Spit The Winkle in the middle canyon. A quick half hour drive from either Crested Butte or Gunnison, you will meet at our Boathouse in Taylor Canyon and we’ll take care of the quick and easy shuttle to the river from there. This is the closest consistent whitewater rafting from the Montrose area as well.
We recommend that you bring a lunch with you if you are on the morning trip. Taylor Canyon is a beautiful place to stop and smell the roses while fueling up for your next adventure. We can provide refrigeration for you while you are on the river, or even loan you a cooler. We will fill you in on the best riverside lunch spot if you ask! Bring your fishing gear!
Must be in reasonably good physical condition.
- Cancellation Policy
You can make any changes to your reservation up to 48 hours prior to your trip time. Within 48 hours of your trip time, your reservation is non-refundable.