Gore Canyon

Gore Canyon is the ultimate Class IV+ to V- (Advanced/Expert) whitewater rafting section in the state of Colorado. Close to the Vail area, this trip is for athletic adrenaline seekers who are looking to raft an intense and exciting stretch of river. Timberline Tours was the first company to begin running the Gore Canyon stretch of the Colorado River commercially in the early 1990s, and we’re excited to share this thrilling adventure with you. Please review the Gore Canyon Guidelines and Questionnaire to ensure that this trip is a good fit for you. Those who raft Gore Canyon must be strong swimmers and be in excellent physical condition; previous rafting experience highly recommended.

Please note: You will be required to review the Gore Canyon Guidelines and Questionnaire before participating in this trip.

Telephone: 970.476.1414

Reservations: To book Class IV and above, please call our office at 970-476-1414


Class IV and V (Expert, very high intensity)


$ 2200 for boat of up to 8 adults + 12% land use fee

Approximate Door-to-Door Time:

8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

***Please be aware these time windows include driving to/from, check-in, gear-up, and safety talks.



Late August through mid-September

Put In:

Kremmling, CO

Take Out:


Minimum age and weight:

The minimum age for this trip is 18 years old and at least 90 pounds.
Note: These age and weight minimums can vary depending on water level. Please call our offices to discuss age requirements closer to your trip date.


Lunch served riverside at the take-out.
Required rafting gear included.


Please call Timberline Tours to discuss trip details and availability: 970.476.1414.

Learn More

What to Wear
Rafting Safety
Paddling Tips
Rafting History: Vail
River Ratings