Colorado Float Trips: Rivers, Lakes, and Reservoirs

No trip to Colorado is complete without participating in at least one Float Trip. Unlike your typical lazy river floats, the float trips in Colorado do involve some basic river navigation skills as you will encounter Class l, ll, and sometimes even Class lll rapids depending on time of year and river flows. There are many trips in the state that can take just a couple of hours to multi-day camping trips. If you do plan to camp during your float trips, be sure to check that the campsites are on public lands and not on private property (often times the shorelines are owned by farmers and ranchers). For information on where to camp along the rivers, and to research current water conditions, please visit our partners at newDescents. For day trips, our paddle board rentals are the ideal vessel to navigate the waters with due to their stability and ease of use although they are not recommended for rapids above Class ll.