Single, Double or Triple: Choose Your Glenwood Springs Whitewater Adventure

Paddling the Shoshone section of the Colorado River through Glenwood Canyon is a thrilling summer adventure every time, whether you run it once, twice or even three times on a single trip!

Running Shoshone is so much fun that Glenwood Springs rafting companies offer trips that let visitors ride this turbulent section of whitewater up to three times on a single outing! Rafters can choose half-day and full-day trips, both of which navigate Shoshone just once, or amplify the excitement with Double Shoshone and Triple Shoshone trips.

What exactly makes Shoshone such a whitewater blast that you’d want to run it three times? Shoshone is comprised of several rapids tightly bundled together within a narrow, two-mile stretch of Glenwood Canyon. The names of the rapids alone are enough to tempt everyday daredevils: Baptism, Entrance Exam, Tuttle’s Tumble, Marty’s Diner, Pinball, The Wall, Tombstone, Superstition and Man-eater. Yikes!

Though the names sound menacing, running this section of river with an experienced raft guide makes the trip possible even for novices who may have no rafting experience at all. In fact, half-day trips that include running Shoshone once are every rafting company’s most popular excursion.

The Shoshone rapids are classified according to the American Whitewater Association’s International Scale of Difficulty as Class III and Class IV rapids. That means you’ll encounter some wild but manageable whitewater, navigable by a certified and experienced raft guide.

So how do you take your Shoshone whitewater? Single, double or triple shot? Rafting trips launch several times daily. Check with individual companies for exact schedules. Depending on river flows, plan on three hours for most trips half-day trips. Find out more about Glenwood Springs rafting and make reservations at

For more information and to book reservations please visit; 888-445-3696. Glenwood Springs is located between Aspen and Vail, Colorado, 160 miles (257 kilometers) west of Denver or 90 miles (145 kilometers) east of Grand Junction on Interstate 70 off exit 116.

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Lisa Langer, Vice President of Tourism Marketing
Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association
Vicky Nash, Media Relations Representative
Resort Trends, Inc.