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Scenic Canyon Half-Day Float

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Glenwood Springs, United States
Scenic Canyon Half-Day Float

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icon2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


This Glenwood Springs scenic canyon half-day float is perfect for those looking to skip the whitewater rafting experiences and instead take a casual float down the Colorado River. A life jacket, helmet, and optional use of river booties and wetsuits are included. You can also decide if you’d like to do some swimming or hop out on the water as float down the river toward Glenwood Springs.
  • Spend a few hours outdoors and float down the Colorado River
  • Perfect for families and groups—all equipment needed is included
  • Choose from different departure times, depending on your preference
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off is available upon request with 24-hour notice
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Personal Flotation Device (PFD) aka, lifejacket
Optional use of wetsuits, river booties, and splash-jackets
Happy Paddlers (guests 12 and under)
No additional fees and taxes
Free hotel pickup and drop-off upon request with 24-hour notice by calling our phone number.
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

1308 Co Rd 129, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA

Please plan on arriving 45-minutes prior to trip departure. Defiance Rafting Company is located inside Glenwood Canyon Resort, which is just off the south side of Exit 119 (aka, the No Name exit). Proceed to the boathouse for parking and check-in.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to trip departure.
  • 24-hour cancelation policy (outside = full refund; inside = partial refund up to 50%)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Defiance Rafting Company
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Scenic Canyon Half-Day Float?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Scenic Canyon Half-Day Float.
What is the policy on sanitization during Scenic Canyon Half-Day Float?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Scenic Canyon Half-Day Float.
What is the social distancing policy during Scenic Canyon Half-Day Float?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Scenic Canyon Half-Day Float.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Scenic Canyon Half-Day Float?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Scenic Canyon Half-Day Float.

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Absolutely awesome!!
, Aug 2021
It was a perfect day with unbelievable views and our guide Brad really helped make the trip, totally hilarious. Couldn’t have been happier.
Best experience ever!
, Aug 2021
The staff at Defiance rafting was excellent, attentive, informative and super. Cody our guide was knowledgeable and funny and knows some great history about the area. Loved the two and half trip down the creek! Highly recommended!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
A great way to spend the afternoon!
, Jul 2021
All of the guides were wonderful, creating a fun and safe experience for everyone. We had an amazing time and can’t wait to plan our next river raft adventure.
Best rafting trip ever
, Jun 2021
It was amazing! Our guide Brad was so fun. I had my twin 9 year olds and my 17 year old. They had a blast! Brad was an expert controlling the raft. I highly recommend Defiance Rafting Company. All the employees were funny and knew what they were doing. We are going back in a few weeks!
Great float
, Jun 2021
The most memorable part of my experience was the amazing views, some of the splashes that made the kids scream of laughter. And our guide, Greg was amazing and funny!
Scenic Float
, Jun 2021
Beautiful scenery and a great time! Our tour guide Blake was really informative and entertaining! We would definitely do this again!
Family time
, Jun 2021
Our guide Stewart made it a great and fun experience!!! Amazing Views to go with it. Definitely would go again!
Wonderful Experience
, Sep 2020
Remarkable!! Sums up every aspect of the trip. From the beautiful sights to the energy and excitement of the guides! We had Taylor and she was amazing! She was friendly personable and extremely energetic. All of the guides were funny and had amazing personalities! You can tell they love what they do! We will be coming back next year to experience the rapids when they are a little more rapid!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
That's wonderful to hear! Thank you so much for sharing. We really do love what we do and vow to never take it for granted. Looking forward to seeing you again soon and giving it another go! Take care – Gregory
Defiance Scenic floating tour
, Jul 2020
Had so much fun!! Our guide TANNER was great.🕶🦺at Defiance Scenic floating tour. Thank you Viator for your help in setting this trip for us. I will be contacting you again in the future.
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