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Brown’s Canyon National Monument Half Day Raft Trip

Raft Browns Canyon National Monument, one of the best sections of whitewater in the country. Enjoy the perfect blend of thrilling rapids and calm water—ideal for families looking for a little excitement.

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Brown’s Canyon National Monument Full Day Raft Trip

Hold on tight as you surf the rapids on one of the world’s most popular whitewater rafting trips! Our signature Arkansas River rafting adventure offers the perfect mix of Colorado whitewater and calm water as well as a riverside lunch.

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Upper Colorado River Half Day Raft Trip

A popular trip for children and families, the “Upper C” Half Day raft trip offers mild rapids, spectacular wildflowers, sheer granite canyon walls, and forests of blue spruce and Douglas fir trees. Guides also offer information about the area’s history, flora, and fauna.

Adventure awaits you with Colorado river rafting and the best rental equipment you can find

Upper Colorado River Full Day Raft Trip

Soak in the scenery of majestic Gore Canyon and surrounding ranch land on this mellow Colorado River float. This raft trip is perfect for families and younger kids looking to relax under the Colorado sun. It takes you past dinosaur tracks and is complete with a cheese tortellini riverside lunch.

Tourist boats going forward while Clear Creek whitewater rafting

Clear Creek One-Third Day Beginner

Great for families and beginners alike, this Idaho Springs rafting trip takes you through a historic mining town on a continuous class II – class III Colorado whitewater adventure. This section of Clear Creek is surrounded by beautiful alpine trees and has rapids ideal for inexperienced paddlers.

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Blue River Half Day Raft Trip

The Blue River raft trip is what we like to call a “quick hitter” because it gives you an awesome Colorado rafting experience in just one and a half hours of river time.

Duckie Add On

KODI’s Duckie add-on allows you to try your hand at your own kayak, with the ease of being able to swap out from a raft at your leisure.

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Arkansas River Exclusive Raft Trip

Create a private, intimate Colorado rafting trip for you and your party with KODI Rafting’s Arkansas River Exclusive Raft Trip. Join KODI Rafting and enjoy the luxury, convenience, and personalized service of a private rafting adventure.

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Browns Canyon National Monument Overnight Raft Trip

Take your Browns Canyon rafting trip to a new level by making it an overnight experience. Be one of the few to camp along the banks of the Arkansas River in Browns Canyon National Monument.

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Zip and Raft

Book our Zip and Raft the Arkansas River trip for a morning of rafting Colorado’s favorite whitewater followed by an afternoon of ziplining. - two fun, quintessential Colorado activities in one easy, incredible day.

Off-Road Rentals

Raft the Arkansas River and explore Colorado in a jeep rental or side by side rental. Home to the incredible Arkansas River, Four Mile Recreation Area and the Collegiate Peaks. Buena Vista is the perfect home-base to explore Colorado by rafting and ATV rentals. Choose from 2 door or 4 door vehicles.

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Top of the Rockies Zip Line

Book our Zip and Raft the Arkansas River trip for a morning of ziplining and an afternoon of rafting Colorado’s favorite whitewater. Enjoy two fun, quintessential Colorado activities in one easy, incredible day.

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Saddle Paddle – Horseback Riding & Rafting

Get the best of both worlds with KODI Rafting’s Saddle Paddle. Pair any of our rafting trips with a horseback ride in the Rockies. Make a full day of your adventure or break it up throughout your stay.

Pedal Paddle – Colorado Bike Rentals

Explore the area like the locals! We love cycling here in Colorado and this is one of the best ways to take in the mountains.  The Pedal Paddle takes you to the top of Vail Pass where you'll coast down the paved trail from the top through Copper Mountain Resort. Pair with any raft trip!

Big Bend Half Day Duckie Trip

Go solo or paddle with a friend in an inflatable one or two-person kayak, also known as a duckie. Big Bend, with its calm water and mild rapids, is the perfect section of the Arkansas River to maneuver your own boat.

Many people come from a long distance to experinece rafting in Colorado and create lifelong memories

Big Bend Half Day Raft Trip

Big Bend is a mild stretch of water on the Arkansas River between Buena Vista and Salida. It passes through farm land, open space, and forests. This section is great if you have young children or are looking for a scenic, mild float with a hint of whitewater.

Plan Your White Water Rafting Adventure Confidently

Would you like to experience the thrills of white water rafting for the first time? Are you looking for guidance on choosing a beginner white water rafting trip and need KODI’s experts to show you the way? These trips keep it mild with some easy whitewater, small waves and drifting through some of Colorado’s most beautiful places. No rafting experience or swimming ability is required.

We are a family of passionate adventurers ready to help you and your loved ones enjoy exciting experiences while also keeping you safe. We know the rivers in Colorado like the back of our hands and can help you choose the best course for your beginner white water rafting adventure. 

We make recommendations based on a conversation with you about your needs. A beginner raft trip can be designed for young children or older children and adults that still want a splashy good time. Once we have an idea of your group dynamics we take a look at river classification. Class I white water rafting is done on calm, easy moving river sections that are free of obstacles while Class II and III white water rafting bumps it up a notch without compromising the fun for kids or adults. Beginners as young as 7 can also experience some whitewater with one of our Intermediate class III raft trips. 

Enjoy the Best Beginner White Water Rafting Trips with KODI Rafting!

When it comes to beginner white water rafting, Colorado rivers are known to have some of the most user-friendly stretches of river to choose from. Picturesque canyons, refreshingly cool waters, and welcoming nearby towns, what’s not to love? With KODI Rafting as your guides, you can be sure that the river we choose is going to be perfect for your beginner white water rafting adventure.

  • The Arkansas River is a great choice for some of the best beginner white water rafting trips. Both Big Bend (Class II-III) and Brown’s Canyon National Monument (Class III) offer beginner white water rafting options. 
  • Prefer a relaxing float trip or have young children? The Upper Colorado River offers a scenic, relaxing Class II family float offers mild rapids, spectacular wildflowers, sheer granite canyon walls, and forests of blue spruce and Douglas fir trees. Trips also offer information about the area’s history, flora, and fauna to top off one of the best beginner white water rafting trips in Colorado!
  • Clear Creek is a classic choice for beginner white water rafting in Colorado. Just 30 minutes from Denver Colorado, this Idaho Springs rafting trip takes you through a historic mining town on a continuous class II – class III Colorado whitewater adventure.

A river rafting trip doesn’t have to be wet and wild to be the hi-light of your vacation. KODI Rafting will help you make the most of every minute you spend on the river!  Let us help you plan a memorable experience and we promise you best beginner white water rafting trip.

Let’s Book it! Your Beginner White Water Rafting in Colorado Awaits

Whether you got here by searching online for “beginner white water rafting near me” or asking simply asked the locals in Frisco, Buena Vista, Breckenridge, Idaho Springs, or Kremmling, CO, for recommendations, you could not be in better hands! 

Call us now or use the online contact form and let’s plan your next adventure. Once you get a taste of beginner white water rafting, Colorado rivers will become your favorite destination. Rafting is an activity that grows with your family and we promise you’ll be looking forward to your next adventure!