Glenwood Springs

Shoshone Rapids Short Trip

Glenwood Springs, United States
  • 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


If you don’t have time to spend all day rafting, this quick tour down Shoshone Rapids is made for you. Gear up and navigate class III-IV rapids on the Colorado River for a thrilling adventure. Then, enjoy ample time for a scenic float back to the boathouse with opportunities to jump in the water.
  • Admire the beautiful scenery of Glenwood Canyon
  • Enjoy round-trip transfers from your hotel with notice
  • All necessary rafting equipment is provided
  • Choose from several tour times to suit your schedule

What's Included

  • Helmet
  • Free local hotel pickup and drop-off with advance notice
  • No additional fees and taxes
  • Optional use of wetsuits, river booties, and splash-jackets
  • Personal Flotation Device (PFD) aka, lifejacket
  • Professional photographer
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1308 Co Rd 129
    1308 Co Rd 129, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA

    Please plan on arriving 45-minutes prior to trip departure. Take I-70 exit 119 (aka, the "No Name" exit). Drive into Glenwood Canyon Resort and come say hi to us at the Defiance Boathouse!

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Defiance Rafting (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 24-hour cancelation policy (outside = full refund; inside = partial refund up to 50%)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to trip departure.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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37 reviews
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Kelly_P, Jun 2022
Was a little nervous because I accidentally booked an advanced trip but our instructor Greg made us feel very comfortable and we had an amazing time. Would 100% do it again.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Glad you trusted and enjoyed the Shoshone Rapids! Greg will be pumped to know he got a shoutout! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate it!
Could not go. They said he could not go. Need refund.
Gloria_J, Jun 2022
When we arrived they would not allow my grandson to go. They said he was considered a minor and an adult had to go with him. I have a bad neck and my husband just had surgery and 19 stitches in his chest so we could not go. They said I needed to get with you for a refund. I sent you an email.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hi, Gloria. We communicated with TripAdvisor/Viator to provide you with a refund. Unfortunately, the nuances of your circumstances often don't get communicated between a third-party entity such as TripAdvisor/Viator and the company offering the experience. No doubt it's a shared frustration and a communication channel that needs improving. In limited situations, we do allow unaccompanied minors on our raft trips. But unfortunately, we didn't have the opportunity to discuss your particular circumstance due to the communicative challenges imposed by a third-party booking. That said, with the high water environment (Class IV) we were facing on the day of the selected experience, best practices do not allow for unaccompanied minors on our experiences. This is out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of the individual, and those individuals sharing the raft. It is also important to Defiance Rafting that those individuals engaging in a higher-risk activity have the capacity to acknowledge the potential risks and provide informed consent to participate in that activity. I hope the frustrations you've experienced in this attempt at introducing your grandson to the thrills of whitewater rafting don't impede future efforts to get on the river, wherever that opportunity presents itself. The river's a pretty special place; I'm bummed we couldn't make it happen this time around. I hope you have an excellent time with your Grandson. And if you have any questions or additional feedback you can reach me directly at 970.404.3022. Take care – Gregory
Karen_N, Jun 2021
Fun trip and awesome guide! My 11 and 12 year old daughters loved it. I liked the short trip as we got into the rapids right away and then we were back fairly quick!!