What to Wear


We go rafting rain or shine, and having the proper clothing and staying warm ensures you have the best experience. Remember, you will get WET and the water is COLD. For this reason, we recommend guests wear comfortable, often synthetic, fast drying clothing, such as a bathing suit or nylon shorts, and old tennis shoes or river sandals that attach securely to your feet. When it’s sunny, we suggest sunglasses with strap and sunscreen. On cool days, wear items such as wool or fleece and socks. We sell many of these items in our retail store.

We don’t recommend blue jeans or cotton clothing, as they get wet and stay wet, keeping you cold.

We do recommend wet suits, splash jackets, and neoprene booties when it’s chilly. If you want to rent these items, let us know and we can outfit you like a pro.

Remember to pack dry clothes to change into after the trip.


Rocky Mountain Adventures will provide you with a watertight duffel-type bag in which to store your gear. You will receive this bag at your trip meeting place, and you can transfer your gear into it there. Because space on rafts is limited and things can become wet or broken, avoid packing unnecessary items. Rocky Mountain Adventures is not responsible for damaged items.

Here is a list of what to bring. Store your excess travel baggage in your vehicle and please, don’t bring glass bottles.

  • Swimsuit or shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • Hat or visor
  • Laced tennis shoes or river sandals that attach securely to your feet
  • Camp shoes (dry shoes not worn on the river)
  • Warm jacket or windbreaker
  • Wool or synthetic sweater
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Long pants (for camp)
  • Rain gear
  • Flashlight
  • Sleeping bag and pad
  • Toiletries
  • Small towel
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra cash for last-minute items


We have most of these items available from our online store. Buy them now and we can have them waiting for you when you arrive for your trip.

Rocky Mountain Adventures supplies tents, cooking gear, eating utensils and plates. Your guides will prepare meals on overnight trips.

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 agentClick here for more information on group discounts and making reservations.