Whitewater Rafting River Rating System
Whitewater Rafting River Classification
All rivers are placed on a class scale to determine the level of difficulty and classification of whitewater. The class system is rated from 1 – 6, with 1 being extremely mild and 6 considered “un-raftable” for commercial trips. We find that most Colorado whitewater rafting guests enjoy the more moderate levels of whitewater, though we offer rafting trip options for all ages and abilities.
From easy to advanced, Performance Tours Rafting offers raft trips for beginners and expert whitewater enthusiasts. View our raft trip comparison chart or click through the trip options below. We’ve been bringing our guest’s rafting for 32 years, so feel free to give us a call with any questions. We look forward to seeing you on the river!
MILD RAFT TRIPS
A mild and scenic raft trip is perfect for families! Fully immerse yourself in Colorado’s wilderness with a unique view from the river. These raft trips feature class I to II+ rapids and the minimum age ranges from 4 to 6 years, depending on the raft trip.
MODERATE RAFT TRIPS
A moderate raft trip is exciting by comparison, splashy, and our most popular. The class III+ rapids are the perfect intro to whitewater with a healthy balance of paddling and time to enjoy Colorado’s stunning scenery. Minimum ages are typically between 7 – 10 years, depending on current trip conditions.
WILD RAFT TRIPS
Calling all thrill-seekers! Our challenging raft trips are for those who love a good heart-pounding adventure and are not suitable for children. The minimum age is 14 to 16 years, depending on water levels.