Bill Dvorak Rafting, Kayak & Fish Exp.Since 1969

Bill Dvorak Rafting, Kayak & Fish Exp.Since 1969 Nathrop, Colorado
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Colorado's 1st Licensed Outfitter 1969 - Whitewater rafting 1-10 day river adventures on 9 rivers,29 canyons, Float Fishing, Multi-sport: Raft, Mtn. Bike, 4x4, Hike. Paddling School.Wilderness Music Journeys. Corporate, Family , Group rate

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Colorado's 1st Licensed Whitewater Outfitter; Dvorak’s Expeditions Est. 1969; has been traveling on wilderness, protected rivers for over 43 years. We know it’s the best way to reach the magic of the natural world and perhaps each of our souls. Having shared the “River Magic” with over 140,000 guests we have learned that if we take care of each of you, you will in turn take care of us by returning year after year.

Our adventures on 8 different rivers and more than 27 canyons in these southwestern states will offer you choices in destinations from desert rivers to high adrenaline whitewater or a float trip. In addition to boating you can choose a range of activities that include a mix of bike, hike, fly-fish, rock climb, four wheel drive tour, horse back ride and of course rafting. We have expeditions fit for youngsters to grandparents and everyone in-between. You can sleep under the stars or in a five star ‘bed and breakfast’. You can choose your travel companions, travel solo, charter a group trip or let us put a package together for friends, families or colleagues.

Dvorak’s trips have a least two things in common: We believe in the sanctity of our planet and our responsibility to protect it. So which ever adventure you choose with us, we are careful and conscious of how we will share this journey with our guests and we will educate along the way. And…. All of our expeditions will be to the best of our experience and ability as well as unforgettable “River Magic”.

NEW LOCATION @ 228 N. F Street, Salida, CO 81201 offers boat rentals (raft, kayak, SUP's, fishing rafts, Tubes, Long boards and much more.) Lessons in all crafts daily May - Sept.

Arkansas river Numbers

Typical Day

Your expedition with us always begins with your choice and we ask that you concentrate on the fun. We will pump the boats, plan the day, provide the gear, cook the meals, keep track of everyone. We will pay attention to all the details you deserve and make this adventure seem like your personal charter. You are not just a customer we want you as our friend and member of the life long crew. We now share relationships with the children of many of our past guests, some have become part of our guide staff. We'll send you an itinerary and make the initial meeting as easy as possible, then you can turn over the worries to us and just enjoy!

Black Canyon of the Gunnison River Gorge - Rafts

Map & Directions

Nearby Attractions and Services

12 milesArkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
150 milesGunnison River Gorge
140 milesColorado River
160 milesDolores River
150 milesNorth Platte River
300 milesGreen River
140 milesSan Miguel River
500 milesRio Grande "River"

Rates & Availability

May 1 - June 30, 2015

Per person - Arrkansas River Day Trips
May 23, June 13, July 4 & Aug 1& 8, 2015
Kids Go Free Trips only

Rates vary from $55 youth (12 and under) to $2600 Exclusive and specialty trips. One half to 8 day trips available on 9 different rivers. Government use fees and National Park fees not included. Additional costs include various equipment rentals. Guide gratuity not included.

Group discounts 6-9=%5, 10-19=10% 20-29=15% 30+ 20% and additional incentives for larger groups. Net rates for travel agency or tour operators. Call for custom expedition rates. Earn rafting $$$Dollars for referrals. GIFT CERTIFICATES AND SEASON RAFTING PASSES AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER REPEATS!

*Please contact advertiser for rates & availability for your travel dates.

Age range, type of group

Age mimimums vary from 5 years (45 pounds weight) on certain rivers to unlimited age restrictions. No pets. Maximum space on the restricted passenger totals for certain rivers; these vary from 10 to 25 total persons. The Colorado and Arkansas Rivers are not restricted except by space availability with company.

31st Annual Classical Green River Music Journeys 8 Days

Sleeping and meals

Lunch is provided on all full day trips and all meals on multi day adventures starting with lunch through lunch. Wilderness camping and campfires with our staff/guides taking care of the cooking so you can enjoy your adventure. Multi sport trips may include lodging (bed and breakfast) cabins or accommodation requested.

Arkansas River  - Browns Canyon National Monument

Policies & Restrictions

Some age restrictions will apply on whitewater class levels above class III. No pets are allowed. Alcohol in not allowed on any 1 day trips. Complimentary wine is provided on 2 or more night trips. Personal beverages accepted for consumption at camp on multi day trips.

Standup Paddle Boards, Kayak & Raft Instructional Courses

Other Information

Our Guides! We have professional, playful and ever mindful guides; some that have been with us for more then 25 years, some are career professionals others born into it. They are entertainers, historians, gellogists, chefs, medics, musicians, photographers, teachers, and one of our most important parts to the team Dvorak.

Multi-Sport Combinations: Colorado Best Whitewater! Rafting, Float Fly-Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Four Wheel Drive tours, Bed & Breakfasts, Hot Springs, Hiking, 14,000 ft Peak climbing, Horseback riding, Custom Fly-Fishing (Trout) expeditions. Group organized trips; excellent options for weddings, reunions, youth orgaizations, scout groups, schools and corporate incentive packages.

Swiftwater Rescue & Technical rope rescue courses

  • Duckies are FUN FUN FUN!

    By on Jul 05, 2012

    Jul 3 (2 days ago)

    We arrived expecting a somewhat mild trip on a raft due to lower than usual snow fall and subsequent lower flow rates in the Brown Canyon portion of the Arkansas River. We told Derek who was our guide that we wanted some excitement and he suggested the "Duckey boats" versus the large rafts. The Duckey is an inflatable kayak as we soon learned. All of the other participants chose the raft.

    My wife and I chose to follow his advice. We are in our 50's and our son is a teen. During the safety briefings the guides jokingly told the group that we would be the entertainment for the other rafters. We enjoyed the extra attention though with a bit of intrepidation.

    All I can say is WOW! If you go on a trip with Dvoraks and we suggest that you do, go for the Duckey boats. You will definitely work harder but you will enjoy the ride. By the way, the Duckey trip is not for young children or the faint of heart.


  • Biggest Fish I ever caught!

    By on May 02, 2011

    We did the Gunnison Gorge fly fishing trip and not only did we have a perfect anniversary trip but i caught the biggest Trout ever! My husband no longer holds the record and I'm coming back to this spot every anniversary. Incredible gorge and the food was to die for. I almost want to keep this a secret but it's almost private anyway with limited access to people. This is magic rafting.

  • My family's Best ever vacation

    By sarah on May 31, 2009

    I can't believe how my kids enjoyed this trip. The water, the hikes, the history lessons, the ancient culture hikes and just fun, fun and more. The boys want to become river guides now. What a way to spend the summer and get paid for it! Try the kids go free trips you can't beat it.

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Jaci Dvorak
Bill Dvorak Rafting, Kayak & Fish Exp.Since 1969
Bill Dvorak Rafting, Kayak & Fishing Exp
17921 U.S. Highway 285
Nathrop, Colorado 81236

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Bill Dvorak Kayak and Rafting Expeditions has offered adventure travelers, families, and everyone in between top quality whitewater rafting, kayaking and fly fishing trips across 11 rivers in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Idaho and Texas. Multi sport packages: can include - rafting, mtn bike, horseback, zip line, 4 wheel drive, lodging, meals, hot springs, peak climbing, hike and more..... For those who'd like to experience something a bit further from home, we also offer international rafting trips in New Zealand and Nepal. We pride ourselves in having helped pioneer western style river rafting in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Enjoy Colorado rafting, kayaking, and beyond with our expert guides on your customized trip! Celebrating over 40 years of Outfitting – since 1969

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