The Blue Mesa “Middle Bridge” will have regular openings July 3 – 7 and limited openings after that.

Kebler Pass Now Open! One lane on Blue Mesa bridge open by July 4th. detour around bridge available daily.

Initiation to South Bank

Price: $75 per person

Trip Times: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm

Class: III+

River Distance: 5 miles

Total trip time: 2.5 to 3 hours

This is our most popular rafting 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. Arrive at Three Rivers Resort 30-45 minutes in advance of trip time. Do not wear jeans or heavy cotton. **To save time at check-in, download waivers from this page and bring them completed with you, or click on the link in your confirmation to sign electronically. It can be very busy during raft check-in so we ask you to please be on time!**

INCLUDES EVERYTHING: Splash gear and/or a wetsuit, booties, PFD (lifejacket), helmet upon request, round trip transportation from Three Rivers Resort, 3% U.S. Forest Service Fee, Splash Flash Photography services with option to purchase photos (during peak season). All online bookings are subject to a 6% convenience fee.

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Initiation to 5 Mile

Price: $100 per person

Trip Times: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm

Class: III+

River Distance: 7.5 miles

Total trip time: 3 to 3.5 hours

Make the Upper Taylor fun last longer with our premier whitewater raft 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. Arrive at Three Rivers Resort 30-45 minutes in advance of trip time. Do not wear jeans or heavy cotton. **To save time at check-in, download waivers from this page and bring them completed with you, or click on the link in your confirmation to sign electronically. It can be very busy during raft check-in so we ask you to please be on time!**

INCLUDES EVERYTHING: Splash gear and/or a wetsuit, booties, PFD (lifejacket), helmet upon request, round trip transportation from Three Rivers Resort, 3% U.S. Forest Service Fee, Splash Flash Photography services with option to purchase photos (during peak season). All online bookings are subject to a 6% convenience fee.

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5 Mile to Three Rivers Resort

Price: $65 per person 9+ yrs old $55 per child 8 yrs old and younger

Trip Times: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm

Class: II

River Distance: 5 miles

Total trip time: 1.5 to 2 hours

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. All children should be of walking age, usually 2 years old but younger is OK if they can walk sufficiently on their own and weigh at least 30 lbs (for life jacket rating). Arrive at Three Rivers Resort 30-45 minutes prior to trip time. Do not wear jeans or heavy cotton clothing. **To save time at check-in, download waivers from this page and bring them completed with you, or click on the link in your confirmation to sign electronically. It can be very busy during raft check-in so we ask you to please be on time!**

INCLUDES EVERYTHING: Splash gear and/or a wetsuit, booties, PFD (lifejacket), helmet upon request, round trip transportation from Three Rivers Resort, 3% U.S. Forest Service Fee, Splash Flash Photography services with option to purchase photos (during peak season). All online bookings are subject to a 6% convenience fee.

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Three Rivers Resort to Shady Island

Request Only, Minimum of 4 people

Price: $65 per person 9+ yrs old
$60 per child 8 yrs old and younger

Trip Times: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm

Class: II

River Distance: 10 miles

Total trip time: 3 hours

This trip is upon request only, as it is not one of our regular daily trips offered. It is a great option for those who would like to see the Gunnison country between Almont and the city of Gunnison. For families with young children, we suggest the Lower Taylor trip instead, as the Gunnison float tends to be a little long for the younger ones. We also offer this section of the Gunnison River as part of the Garlic Mike’s Float ‘n Dine package (see below). The Gunnison float offers a very mellow, easy float where our guides do all the work using an oar frame and you just sit back and enjoy the ride. No experience is necessary. Ideally, all children should be of walking age and weigh at least 30 lbs (for the life jacket rating). All trips meet at Three Rivers Resort 30-45 minutes prior to trip time. Do not wear jeans or heavy cotton. **To save time at check-in, download waivers from this page and bring them completed with you, or click on the link in your confirmation to sign electronically. It can be very busy during raft check-in so e ask you to please be on time!**

INCLUDES EVERYTHING: Splash gear, booties, PFD (lifejacket), round trip transportation from Three Rivers Resort.

Contact Us To Book: [email protected] 970-641-1303

Available in June depending on water flows. Request only, Minimum of 4

Price: $150 per person

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

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. Do not wear jeans or heavy cotton. **To save time at check-in, download waivers from this page and bring them completed with you, or click on the link in your confirmation to sign electronically. It can be very busy during raft check-in so e ask you to please be on time!**

INCLUDES EVERYTHING: Lunch, splash gear and/or a wetsuit, booties, PFD (lifejacket), helmet, round trip transportation from Three Rivers Resort.

Contact Us To Book: [email protected] 970-641-1303

Guided Duckie Trips

A duckie is an inflatable kayak paddled by one or two people. It is a stable boat like a raft and does not require you to be enclosed or to have a roll, as a hard kayak does. All duckie trips include round trip transportation from the resort and all gear necessary: boat, paddle, helmet, wetsuit, splash gear, and booties. Taylor River trips include Splash Flash Photography services and 3% US Forest Service fees. All trips leave at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Plan to arrive at Three Rivers Resort 30 minutes prior to trip time. Do not wear jeans or heavy cotton. **To expedite your check-in, be sure to complete the online waiver in advance. You will receive a link to this in your trip confirmation email. **

 
Trip TypeMin. # of peoplePrice/ personNotes
Lower Taylor, Class II (beginner, never kayaked on moving water) 2$90Min. age is 12 yrs. old
    
Upper Taylor, Class III (intermediate, has kayaked on moving water)2$100Min. age is 16; prior kayak experience required (not rafting)
 

Contact Us To Book: [email protected] 970-641-1303

We offer a variety of rental gear to take on your own adventures. It’s a good idea to call ahead for availability and to reserve the gear. All prices below are by the day.

To book, call us at 970-641-1303, or walk-ins are welcome after 9am everyday. 

Stand Up Paddleboard Package – $60

These inflatable NRS paddleboards include a pump, backpack, paddle and PFD

Ducky Package – $70

Double Ducky Package – $80

Our duckies include the inflatable kayak either inflated or deflated, paddle, helmet and PFD. Any clothing needed is additional.

PFD’s (life jackets) – $15

Paddles – $10

Neoprene Booties / Wetsuit / Helmet / Splash Gear – $10 each piece

Rod and Reel – $40

We offer either spin fishing (lure fishing) or fly fishing rods and reels for rent. Availability depends on our trip demand for the day, as all gear is included on our guided trips.

Waders and Boots – $40

Our waders have a neoprene sock with a lace-up boot combo. It’s up to you to provide layers for underneath. All waders require a wading belt for safety, which is included in the rental.

Waders / Boots / Rod & Reel Combo $75

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 $55 per adult and $25 per child 8-10 yrs old to be spent for dinner at Garlic Mike’s. If you spend more than the voucher, just pay the additional at the restaurant. Fees do not include gratuity for guide or server. Refunds are not given if spending is under the voucher amount. Available 7 nights a week with a minimum of 4 adults. Minimum age is 8 years old. Maximum # per trip is 12. For large groups, we will accommodate the raft trip at the package price but food must be worked out separately with Garlic Mike’s. 

**To save time at check-in, download waivers from the raft page and bring them completed with you, or click on the link in your confirmation to sign electronically. PLEASE BE ON TIME as we are coordinating groups coming from different directions. If you’re late, it holds everyone up.**

Price: $120 per person; $70 ages 8 to 10 years old

Includes: Float trip, vehicle shuttle and dinner vouchers but does not include gratuity for raft guide or server

Trip Time: Depart Three Rivers Resort by 3:30 pm (Meeting times vary depending on how we shuttle your vehicle to Garlic Mike’s); seating for dinner is at 5:30 pm.

River Distance: 10 miles

Total Trip Time: approx. 2 hrs. for the raft ride

Contact Us To Book: [email protected]   970-641-1303

If you’re looking for a casual dinner, and not feeling like driving, then the BBQ Cruise is a great alternative to our Garlic Mike’s Float and Dine. Start out at Three Rivers Resort and enjoy an 8-mile scenic float trip on the Gunnison River before dining at our Three Rivers Smokehouse. Sit back and relax—our guides will not only row you down the river, but they will also shuttle you back to Three Rivers! If you’re staying with us, you can leave your car at the cabin, and get ready for a great evening in our favorite place. Adults (ages 12 and up) will receive the float trip ($55) plus a voucher for up to $30 per adult to be spent for dinner at the Three Rivers Smokehouse. Kids ages 11 and below will pay $45 for the float trip, and dinner will be paid for separately at the Smokehouse. If you spend more than the voucher, just pay the additional at the restaurant. Fees do not include gratuity for guide or server. Refunds are not given if spending is under the voucher amount. Available 7 nights a week with a minimum of 4 people. Minimum age is 5 years old, but exceptions can be made for younger kids if they are 30lb (min lifejacket rating). Just know that this is a longer float, and it can be a long time to sit for those little ones. Maximum # per trip is 12. For large groups, we will accommodate the raft trip at the package price, and the dinner will be paid for separately at the Smokehouse. Arrive at Three Rivers Resort 30 minutes in advance of trip time. Do not wear jeans or heavy cotton. **To save time at check-in, download waivers from this page and bring them completed with you, or click on the link in your confirmation to sign electronically. It can be very busy during raft check-in so we ask you to please be on time!**

Price: $85 per adult (ages 12 and up); $45 float for anyone ages 11 and under

Includes: Float trip, adult dinner vouchers, splash gear, booties, PFD (lifejacket), vehicle shuttle to Three Rivers Resort, and 3% US Forest Fee. Does NOT include gratuity for raft guide or server.

Trip Time: Depart Three Rivers Resort by 4:30 pm (Meeting time will take place at 3:30 pm); seating for dinner is around 7:00 pm.

River Distance: 8 miles

Total Trip Time: approx. 2.5 hrs. for the float and shuttle back to Three Rivers Smokehouse

Contact Us To Book: [email protected] 970-641-1303

We work in partnership with Western Colorado University to offer special raft pricing for summer athletic camp participants. Check with us or the athletic department for team deals! We may also offer shuttles to/from WCU and lunch specials for your team through our Three Rivers Smokehouse restaurant.

Contact Us To Book: [email protected] 970-641-1303

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