River Gifts: How to Give the Gift of Vail Rafting

Even though the summer months are the prime time for Vail rafting, it’s possible to give the gift of Colorado adventure all year long by booking trips in advance or by purchasing gift certificates online through the Timberline Tours website. Our for Vail rafting trips are perfect for birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, family reunions, bachelor and bachelorette outings—and for any special occasion that calls for an adventurous celebration.

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If you’ve got a river lover in your life, or if you’re looking for a special way to celebrate this summer, then check out these ways to give the gift of rafting Colorado’s rivers with Timberline Tours:

Book Summer Rafting Trips Year-Round

Our online booking system is open for many summer rafting trips year-round, so you don’t have to wait until the summer season to reserve your trip. Check out all of our Vail whitewater rafting trips, and browse offerings to choose the best adventure for your group. If online booking is available for that trip, you can simply click on the BOOK NOW button, view available dates, and get your trip reserved.

In the off-season, not all trips are available for online booking due to seasonal variations and trip difficulty. More advanced rafting trips, including those with a river class rating of Class IV or V, must be booked directly with out office staff, even in the summer season. Additional trip dates may open up once the rafting season is underway, but some of the best adventurous and family-friendly rafting trips are available for online booking all year, including our Browns Canyon, Shoshone, and Upper Colorado River rafting trips.

For Adventurers: Rafting Gift Certificates

Timberline Tours also offers gift certificates, which can be used to purchase Vail rafting trips and Vail jeep tours, too. Gift certificates can be purchased at any time of the year in denominations of $50 or $100, and it’s possible to send the gift certificate to the recipient’s email along with a personalized message, so if you’re a last-minute shopper, this is the perfect way to have adventure itself show up in someone’s inbox right away. Gift certificates are available for purchase online here through our Adventure Office booking portal:

Timberline Tours Adventure Gift Certificates

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Tips for Planning a Rafting Trip

If you decide that you’d like to book a summer trip in advance but have questions about which trip might be best for your group, give us a call at any time of the year: (970) 476-1414. And be sure to review some of the resources on our website to help you decide which Vail rafting trip suits the abilities and goals of your group:

Best-of Vail Rafting Guide
River Rafting Class Ratings Explained
Whitewater Rafting Colorado


Timberline Tours is the Vail-area’s premier whitewater rafting and backcountry jeep tours outfitter, also offering stand up paddle board (SUP) and duckie river trips on Colorado’s Eagle, Colorado, and Arkansas Rivers. All of our guided trips are open to Vail, Colorado visitors, locals, families, and corporate groups.

To book your Vail, Colorado adventure, call Timberline Tours at (970) 476-1414, or email us at info@timberlinetours.com.