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North Platte River Rafting

North Platte Full Day North Platte Overnight

Your Rocky Mountain Adventures whitewater rafting journey of the North Platte River begins in the remote northern portion of the area known as North Park in Colorado at an elevation of 8,000 feet, about 20 miles west of the town of Walden.

This rolling valley, famous for its fishing, cattle ranches and wildlife, ends abruptly in a mass of Precambrian metamorphic rock. The swift North Platte River has steadily eroded a narrow section of the ancient deposit, forming what trappers first called Northgate Canyon.

During early spring launches the water of the North Platte is quite cold. Because it is important to stay warm, we highly recommend using a wet suit. Daytime highs range from 50 to 85 degrees, and overnight lows range from 35 to 55 degrees. Afternoon rain showers are common.


This whitewater rafting adventure begins at Routt Access northwest of Walden and ends at the Six Mile Gap Campground. On this river rafting journey, you plunge right through the awesome 800-feet-deep Northgate Canyon on the dancing waters of the North Platte. The Class III and Class IV rapids of the North Platte River are challenging and fun to navigate.

Meeting Time : 9:30 AM
Minimum Age : 13 years old
Meeting Location : Routt Access Parking Lot
Cost : $110
Season : June to early July

Book the Full-Day Trip


The overnight whitewater rafting journey begins at Routt Access. On day one of the trip you negotiate the rapids of Northgate Canyon, and you end the day at a riverside camp. On day two, you'll experience mild whitewater, great hiking, incredible photography and occasionally you'll be able to paddle up to the base of several eagles' nests.

Lunch and dinner are provided on the first day of your adventure. On the second day, breakfast and lunch are provided. The end of the trip is usually reached by mid-afternoon and the shuttle returns you to your car by about 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Time : 9:30 AM
Minimum Age : 13 years old
Meeting Location : Routt Access Parking Lot
Cost : $300
Season : June to early July

Book the Two-Day Trip


Call us at (800) 858-6808 for more information or to reserve your whitewater rafting trip. You can also book a trip using our online booking agent. Click here for more information about group discounts and making reservations.