Gore Creek

Rafting Gore Creek in Vail is a classic local adventure that will take you through the heart of this beloved Colorado mountain town. An early-season delight, Gore Creek is a snowmelt-fed stretch of whitewater that’s full of fun, splashy rapids and views of Vail’s natural beauty, including the towering Gore Range peaks. Moose, bear, foxes, and deer are among Vail’s wild inhabitants, making rafting Gore Creek a great family-friendly choice for those hoping to spot some Colorado wildlife along the way.

Between the Gore Creek rapids, you’ll also be able to experience the bustle of Vail Village as you pass through the town center’s restaurants, shops, and beautiful mountain homes. Rafting Gore Creek will prove to be an adventure that families and friends will remember long after the high mountain snows have melted and the creek’s early-summer whitewater has turned back into the tranquil current that winds through Vail all year long.

RATING:
Class III (Intermediate intensity, family-friendly)

PRICE:
$89 adults
$79 kids 12 and under

8% land use fee

APPROXIMATE TRIP TIME:
2 hours

Meet at the Vail Transportation Center at 10:00 a.m. for all reserved trips.

SEASON:
May through late June

PUT IN:
East Vail

TAKE OUT:
Lionshead Village

MINIMUM AGE AND WEIGHT:
The minimum age for this trip is 8 years old and at least 50 pounds.

INCLUDED:
Refreshments and required rafting gear included.

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Rafting History: Vail
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