About

Timberline Tours is the Vail-area’s largest and most experienced outfitter. We offer guided whitewater rafting adventures and jeep tours to Vail, Colorado visitors, locals, families, and corporate groups. With the best equipment and a team that’s famous worldwide for its extraordinary skills and service, Timberline Tours consistently sets the standard for safety and fun on the water and in the mountains.

“…we have rafted with many different companies and…we felt the organization and the professionalism of your group far surpasses other experiences we’ve had. We will definitely recommend your company to groups we bring to the area.” — Beth Faller, Program Manager Meetings and Incentives TG WORLDWIDE

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Three Times Voted the Vail Area’s # 1 Outfitter Celebrating 40 years of top quality adventures.

40+ Years of Experience

With Timberline Tours, you’ll benefit from the knowledge and experience we have as one of the oldest whitewater rafting and jeep tour outfitters in Colorado. We’ve pioneered many of the rivers we run, and we’re the Vail area’s adventure experts. Our senior staff averages more than 15 years guiding on rivers around the world.

Your Safety is Our Priority

At Timberline Tours, your safety is our first concern. Our experienced whitewater rafting guides go through rigorous training annually to keep their skills sharp, and their expertise shows up on the river, where technical skill and professionalism come together to make your whitewater rafting trip safe, enjoyable, and memorable.

An Unparalleled Staff

Timberline Tours hires only the best because we give our best to you. From our experienced and professional guides to our drivers and our office staff, we’ll exceed your expectations. The highly skilled river guides who work for Timberline Tours are among the most experienced in the business, and our office staff is here to ensure that you have a friendly and professional Colorado adventure, from start to finish.

Proud Racing History

Timberline Tours has a rich whitewater racing history, with several previous guides racing on the U.S. Women’s and Men’s Whitewater Raft Teams. The training, experience, and inspiration of these guides and athletes has added to the expertise of current Timberline Tours guides and fostered a proud legacy that will be remembered for years to come. To learn more about the Timberline Tours guides who competed on the U.S. Teams, click here.

Transportation and Gear Included

The price of each Timberline Tours whitewater rafting trip includes transportation and the following required gear: river helmet, splash jacket, and wetsuit, if needed. If you do not bring your own river-appropriate footwear, we offer bootie rental at a nominal cost. Some trips offer a self-drive option; see each trip description for transportation and meal or snack options.

Award-Winning Boathouses

Timberline Tours owns and operates three boathouses in Colorado, and they’re each conveniently located near our whitewater rafting adventures throughout the region. You’ll pass through our beautiful headquarters boathouse in Eagle on the way to your whitewater rafting trip on the Colorado River, while our Minturn boathouse will put you right in the seat of adventure on the Eagle River. Our rustic boathouse in Granite is a stone’s throw away from the Arkansas River and its classic Colorado whitewater rafting adventures including The Numbers and Brown’s Canyon.