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Colorado Whitewater Rafting

Who We Are

Who we are…

Rock Gardens Rafting is the most experienced outfitter in Glenwood Springs!  We’ve been providing whitewater raft trips since 1974, with the same owner/operator for the past 28 years! Located in the scenic Glenwood Canyon on the Colorado River, we are the featured rafting company in the State of Colorado’s “Courage Colorado” tourism promotion ( We are also a Local’s Choice Award winning company and winner of the Bosco Tourism award. We are excited to show you why The Travel Channel called us the #1 place to cool off in America!

Why choose us

We love what we do and are by far, the most experienced rafting outfitter in Glenwood Springs. For over 40 years we’ve taken thousands of guests safely down the river. We focus on safety while providing you with an outstanding whitewater experience! For your ultimate comfort, we use only the highest quality rafts and equipment. Our river guides are selected for their excellent river knowledge, skills and personality and have been certified according to Colorado State guidelines as well as CPR and First Aid. We are a multi-award winning company having received the Bosco Tourism award and Local’s Choice award several times!

About our employees…

Rock Gardens employees are hand picked for their rafting knowledge, skills, and love of the river. We look for people with energy, out-going natures, and friendly personalities. Many spend their winters in Colorado honing their guest service skills with other outdoor recreation activities such as ski patrol, snowmobile guides, and ski instructors. Many of our guides return year after year. Whether we are taking your reservation, checking you in at the front desk, or guiding you down the river, we truly care about giving you a fun and memorable experience!

And the fun doesn’t stop here!

In addition to our rafting adventures and river toys, we are proud to offer zipline and high ropes challenge course adventures with our sister company, Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures. Now you can extend your vacation fun with a soaring trip on the only zipline across the Colorado River! A playground for kids of all ages, our High Ropes Course and Rock Climbing Walls are sure to keep them happy. Ask about our discounted raft/zip packages!

Stay where you play!

The Glenwood Canyon Resort is the basecamp for Rock Gardens Rafting. The Resort has a variety of lodging options for your vacation. From deluxe resort cabins, family cabins, luxury 2 and 3 bedroom suites, camper cabins, full hook-up RV sites and riverside tent sites, we can accommodate all your lodging needs.

The No Name Bar & Grill

We now have the perfect place for you to relax and grab a bite to eat and drink before or after your adventures!  The No Name Bar & Grill has a huge deck with spectacular views of the Glenwood Canyon overlooking the Colorado River. Our beautiful Canyon Club Event Center is the perfect place to host your group outing, wedding, family reunion or corporate retreat.

About the owners…

Rock Gardens Rafting has been very successfully operated by the same owners for the last twenty-eight years. They are passionate about guest service and offering the highest quality adventure for their guests! No other company in Glenwood Springs can make that claim or compare to their high standards of operation, experience level and commitment to safety and excellent service!

All together, the owner and employees make a great team. We all look forward to being a part of your Colorado vacation and providing you and your family with memories to treasure!

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