Gore Canyon

Americas Premiere Class V Experience

Gore Canyon is a 10 mile remote river gorge with deep cliffs and heart pounding class V rapids. The large drops, numerous obstacles and steep gradient make Gore Canyon the epitome of classic whitewater. The remoteness of this canyon is another reason why this whitewater rafting experience is so unique. Civilization will seem a distant memory and guests can focus on the amazing wildlife and natural beauty in between rapids. The first class V rapid you will encounter is “Applesauce” followed by other rapids with unique features that fit their names like, “Tunnel Falls”, “Toilet Bowl”, and “Scissors”.

This class V stretch of whitewater is extreme and all participants must be in good physical condition and strong swimmers. Before entering the canyon, paddlers will have an extensive safety and paddle talk. Every participant will also be required to swim a class III rapid at the mouth of the canyon and practice getting back into the boat on their own. Gore is an experience that will be life changing!

Gore Canyon

Class II/III
$ 160 $50 for children 12 and under
  • Trip Times: 9am 12pm 3pm
  • Meeting location: Kremmling Outpost
  • Included Gear: wetsuits, booties, splash jackets, PFD’s and helmets
  • Minimum age 16
Gore Canyon--Amazing Trip; Must-do for any thrill seeker!!
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We did the Gore Canyon trip on August 13 as part of a bachelor party weekend. This trip was a once in a lifetime experience! Liquid Descent outdid themselves in terms of safety and overall experience. The trip started off with a thorough safety brief that prepared us for the Gore Canyon. Once we hit the rapids it was game on, as we navigated through multiple class V rapids. Following the trip, Liquid Descent put on a delicious lunch. This is a must-do, adventurous trip! They did a great job of balancing safety and thrill level.
Eye of the Tiger!
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This was the best trip ever. Made our bachelor party. Gore canyon is really intense so if you're not in shape or don't have the eye of the tiger do a different trip. Alan is really nice and everyone from top to bottom is looking out to make sure you have a fun and safe time. And someone always picks up the phone which is helpful because I had so many annoying questions.
Gore is a Blast!
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Fantastic rafting down Gore Canyon on 8/25! Our guide, Sean, was knowledgeable, friendly, and a great leader/instructor. It was my fiancé and I's first rafting trip, and we would have felt way over our heads if not for his excellent instruction. Also, I could tell Liquid Descent prioritized safety- there were two safety tests they required prior to starting the class v rapids. The first was swimming face up under the boat, and the second was jumping into and swimming out of class ii rapids. The staff made sure the participants were fully aware of the dangers but equipped us with the knowledge we needed. That being said, Gore Canyon is not for the faint of heart. You should feel confident in your athletic ability and mental aptitude before committing to this adventure. If you're up to it, it was a blast!!
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Important!

Gore Canyon is an amazing experience but it is not for everyone. All participants must be fit individuals who exercise regularly. If you are out of shape, overweight or do not consider yourself a strong swimmer than you should not participate in a Gore Canyon expedition.

All participants in Gore Canyon MUST be able to:

  • easily run a mile
  • swim ten laps
  • 25 situps or pushups
Liquid Descent reserves the right to change age requirements depending on water levels and individual qualifications. Liquid Descent also reserves the right to turn away a guest if  we feel it is unsafe for that guest to participate in the trip.