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Aspen River Sports


Fly-Fishing, Whitewater, Kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding

No visit to Aspen in the summer would complete without a day on one of our area rivers. Things to do in Aspen on the rivers abound and It's fun for all ages. There are three main rivers in the Aspen Snowmass area that are perfect for a variety of water sports like whitewater rafting, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and fly-fishing. The Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River are two local rivers that guests love, and the nearby Arkansas River is a third option that provides an additional whitewater rafting adventures.

Our River Recommendations

Here are our recommendations for adventure on the river. These trusted third-party vendors have been serving the Aspen community for years and have a reputation for top-flight service, safety and fun. Choose a vendor below for more information. The Frias Concierge Desk can assist with booking river adventures of all types. For further assistance, contact the Frias Concierge Desk at (970) 429-2449.

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Whitewater rafting
With more than 45 years of experience providing outdoor activities in Colorado, Blazing Adventures is the most knowledgeable Aspen and Snowmass whitewater rafting and outdoor adventure company.
Elk Mountain Expeditions
(970) 456-6287
Elk Mountain Expeditions offers whitewater rafting ranging from Class I to Class IV, world-class fly fishing in Gold Medal trout waters, and breath-taking stand-up paddle boarding adventures.
Aspen Whitewater Rafting
(866) 377-4837
Aspen Whitewater Rafting offers the perfect Roaring Fork rafting getaway, offering packages for all skill levels. Their professional staff have been guiding river tours in the Roaring Fork Valley for more than 20 years.
Frying Pan Anglers
(970) 927-3441
Frying Pan Anglers specializes in Roaring Fork River and Frying Pan River float trips for trout as well as Colorado River float trips in spring and later in the season.
Aspen Fly Fishing
(970) 920-6886
Aspen Fly Fishing offers half-day and full-day guided fishing float trips on the Roaring Fork River and Colorado rivers. Their professional guides will custom tailor your trip based on your individual experience level and needs.
Aspen Trout Guides
(970) 379-7963
Aspen Trout Guides offer half-day, full-day, overnight, and multi-day guided fishing trips. Fish in exclusive locations for native Brook Trout, Cutthroat, German Trout and Rainbow Trout amid the splendor of the Rocky Mountains.
Aspen Outfitting
(970) 925-3406
Join Aspen Outfitting Company's team of professional guides and experience some of the finest fly fishing in North America, from float trips on the Roaring Fork River and Gunnison River to private pond fishing.