Rafting

Taylor River                                                                                          

The Taylor River trips offer something for every member of your group or family, from mild to wild. This is a scenic narrow river that meanders through the Taylor Canyon. You travel through areas where the canyon walls rise straight up from the river banks and often there are bighorn sheep sightings along the river. If you are lucky, you may even see elk, deer or an occasional black bear. All trips meet at Three Rivers Resort 30-45 minutes prior to trip time. To save time at check-in, download our WAIVER FORM  and have it completed upon arrival. Once you have booked your trip, you may wish to watch this informational Safety VideoAt the beginning of each trip you will hear a similar safety talk from your guides.

Upper Taylor: Initiation to South Bank
This is our most popular trip. With plenty of whitewater, this trip will get you wet! Everyone in the boat paddles while our guides give the commands. It is great fun and no experience is necessary. Minimum age is 12 years old. There may be exceptions depending on the time of year and water levels.

Price: $50 per person
Includes: Paddle top/pants or wetsuit, booties, round trip transportation from Three Rivers Resort, 3% U.S. Forest Service Fee, Splash Flash Photography services.
Trip Times: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm
Class: III+
River Distance: 5 miles
Total trip time: 2+ hours

Upper Taylor Extender: Initiation to 5 mile
Make the Upper Taylor fun last longer with our premier whitewater trip. It begins in the same place as the Upper Taylor trip but you will have 2.5 more miles of whitewater fun and the opportunity to float through the entire Middle Taylor with more whitewater and scenic beauty. Minimum age is 12 years old. There may be exceptions depending on the time of year and water levels.

Price: $70 per person
Includes: Paddle top/pants or wetsuit, booties, round trip transportation from Three Rivers Resort, 3% U.S. Forest Service Fee, Splash Flash Photography services.
Trip Times: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm
Class: III+
River Distance: 7.5 miles
Total trip time: 2.5 hours on water; 3.5 hrs including shuttle time

Lower Taylor: 5 mile to Three Rivers Resort
This scenic float trip is a mild ride with just a few ripples along the way. It is a great option for families with young children or for anyone who would rather float than paddle. Our guides do all the work using an oar frame so you just sit back and enjoy the ride, however, paddle trips may be requested. No experience is necessary. Ideally, all children should be of walking age.

Price: $40 per person
Includes: Booties, round trip transportation from Three Rivers Resort, 3% U.S. Forest Service Fee, Splash Flash Photography services.
Trip Times: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm
Class: II
River Distance: 5 miles
Total trip time: 1.5 to 2 hours

Gunnison – by request only, minimum of 4

Float Trip: Three Rivers Resort to North Bridge
Just around the corner from Three Rivers Resort, the Taylor and East rivers come together to form the mighty Gunnison. This scenic float trip leaves from the resort and winds its way through the countryside, ending up just north of the Gunnison City Limits. It is a beautiful ride with fun ripples during high water. It is a great option for families with young children or for anyone who would rather float than paddle. Our guides do all the work using an oar frame so you just sit back and enjoy the ride, however paddle trips may be requested. No experience is necessary. Ideally, all children should be of walking age. All trips meet at Three Rivers Resort 30-45 minutes prior to trip time. To save time at check-in, download our rafting waiver and have it completed upon arrival.

Price: $45 pp
Includes: Booties, round trip transportation from Three Rivers Resort, Splash Flash Photography services.
Trip Times: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm
Class: II
River Distance: 10 miles
Total trip time: 3 hours

Lake Fork


If you like wild, you will love this adventure! We transport you 1 hr. to the Lake Fork of the Gunnison, near Lake City and then you run this wild water trip twice with lunch in-between. You have to hit this trip early, as it usually only runs through the end of June (maybe earlier or later, depending on water). On this trip, everybody paddles to the guide’s commands. You will get very wet and this is only recommended for those with rafting experience or for the very adventurous. Minimum age is 12 years old with rafting experience. All trips meet at Three Rivers Resort 30-45 minutes prior to trip time. To save time at check-in, download our rafting waiver and have it completed upon arrival.

Price: $100 per person, minimum of 4 Includes: Lunch, wetsuit, booties, helmet, round trip transportation from Three Rivers Resort, Splash Flash Photography services. Trip Times: Meet at Three Rivers Resort by 8 am. Class: IV River Distance: 10 miles Total trip time: 1.5 hours for each run

 

EXCLUSIVE PACKAGES – AVAILABLE ONLY THROUGH THREE RIVERS RESORT & OUTFITTING!

Float ‘n Dine Trip Enjoy the area’s only dinner cruise – Rocky Mountain style! Start out at Three Rivers Resort and enjoy a scenic float trip on the Gunnison River to Garlic Mike’s Restaurant. Then get ready to dine on a delicious Italian dinner. You will receive the float trip plus a voucher for up to $30 per adult and $10 per child 10 and under to be spent for dinner at Garlic Mike’s. Anything above those amounts including tip, would be additional and payable at the restaurant. Garlic Mike will even throw in a special surprise at dinner! Available 7 nights a week with a 24 hr. notice and a minimum of 4 people.Price: $68 per person; $40 ages 10 and under
Includes: Float trip, vehicle shuttle and dinner vouchers but does not include gratuity for raft guide
Trip Time: Depart Three Rivers Resort by 4 pm (Meeting times vary depending on how we shuttle your vehicle to Garlic Mike’s)
River Distance: 10 miles
Total Trip Time:approx. 3 hrs. for the raft ride

ZIP ‘n RAFT

Take a zipline tour with Crested Butte Mountain Resort in the morning and then head down to our place for whitewater rafting on the Upper Taylor in the afternoon. This full day of adventure is a great value at just $95 pp ($96.90 with tax). The zipline tour consists of 5 ziplines, each progressively longer and faster. The tour does require a short hike up to the first platform so some measure of fitness is required, as well as closed toe shoes. Zipline participants must weigh between 70 and 250 lbs. The tour lasts for approximately 2 hours. There will be enough time for you to grab a quick lunch and then head south (about 25 minutes) to check in at Three Rivers Resort for rafting. Check in time is 12:45 pm. See the Upper Taylor raft trip description above. If you would like to upgrade to the Upper Taylor Extender, please let us know in advance and the rate will be an additional $20 pp.

 

 

 

 

 

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Responsibility and Liability: River rafting, kayaking and fishing are adventure sports that involve risk. We cannot be responsible for lost or damaged articles or personal injury. We are fully bonded insured and licensed but you participate at your own risk and must sign a waiver of liability. Download the WAIVER FORM here and bring it with you for your trip. Guides: All guides are certified to guide in Colorado and are trained in CPR/First Aid. We seek personable, educated and fun people but most of all our staff is trained thoroughly to keep you safe!

  • Reservations: Recommended for all trips. Group discounts available. Trips are available 7 days a week May-September, depending on water levels.
  • What to Wear: Clothes you don’t mind getting wet. On Class III and above, we do not allow denim. Quick-drying materials are best. Footwear must be worn at all times. River clothes and booties included with some trips.

 

Splash Flash Photography

During the peak season, Three Rivers Resort’s photographers will photograph every raft trip. View your pictures immediately after your trip and if you choose to buy one, choose from a variety of print sizes, photo frames, photo t-shirts and/or a CD of your whole trip.

Need extra prints or forgot to purchase your photos? Contact us with your credit card number, trip date, trip time, guide’s name and if possible the photo number(s). We keep photos on CD for one year.

Would you like a custom picture of your group? Make arrangements with our photographer and she can shoot a group photo. Print it out, put it on CD or have us make up photo t-shirts for your whole group!

 

Three Rivers Outfitting is a member of the Colorado River Outfitting Association and America outdoors. Colorado Outfitting License #389-Colorado River License #D0092. All or part of this operation is conducted on public lands unders special permit from the USFS, BLM &NPS. Three Rivers Outfitting is an Equal Opportunity Service Provider.



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