A thrilling journey down whitewater rapids will make you feel just like cinematic adventurer Indiana Jones in one of his hit movies, such as The Curse of Indiana Jones or Indiana Jones 2: Still Jonesin'. Get exploring with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $79 for a half-day whitewater rafting trip for two (a $104 value) with two photo CDs (an $86.76 value; a $190.76 total value)
- $159 for a half-day whitewater rafting trip for four (a $208 value) with four photo CDs ($173.52 value; a $381.52 total value)
Three-hour guided rafting trips unleash guests of all experience levels onto the Colorado River's Shoshone Rapids, trekking about 9 miles through scenic wilderness and Class III rapids. Each 16-foot oar boat holds eight passengers and a tour guide, who expounds on the history of Glenwood Canyon and the Colorado River when the rapids subside. At certain spots along the trip, natural hot springs flow into the river, allowing rafters to soak in the warm waters and cook farfalle noodles.
After the trip, each rafter receives a CD containing 10 to 15 professional-quality photos of their rafting adventure. Though all safety equipment is provided, guests are advised to bring moisture-wicking clothing, towels, and water bottles. See a full list of recommended clothing and gear. Groups must arrive 30 to 45 minutes before launch time.
Whitewater rapids can seem as menacing as great white sharks, but Whitewater Rafting owners Erik and Phoebe Larsson are out to dispel these unfounded fears. Since the company's first raft hit the waters of the Colorado River in 1974, it has maintained an impeccable safety record thanks to its experienced tour guides, each fully certified at the state and federal level in CPR, first aid, and on-river maneuvers. Many of the guides have been navigating these same rapids for more than a decade, learning intimate details about the river, from its twists and turns to its crippling phobia of alligators. First-time rafters can earn their whitewater bona fides on half-day treks, conquering the Class III and IV rapids of the Shoshone Rapids. More experienced adventurers can rent out boats, kayaks, paddles, and safety gear to embark on their own trips through the rapids.