2019 Ratfing up date from  https://8200sports.com/summer-rentals/ - 

We will start offering guided trips on Monday, June 3.  There will be enough water that we will run through the end of August without interruption.
Since there are NO rapids on the lower river, we don't offer that anymore.  100% of the good rapids are on the Upper sections.
 Raft rentals will most likely start around the 3rd week of June, once the water levels drop to a safe level for people to rent a raft and go on the river un-guided.

 The headwaters of the Rio Grande is a very family-friendly and offers you the unique experience of guiding your own raft at certain times.! The solitude and breathtaking scenery are unparalleled in the state of Colorado and plenty of relaxing stretches of water exist.  May and June are the best months for whitewater action, but no matter the time of season, the river has its own character and each trip is as rewarding as the first.  A local rafting company and outdoor shops offer river trips, gear, and information.

8200 Mountain Sports

8200 Mountain Sports

30923 W. Hwy 160, South Fork, CO 81154
(719) 873-1977 • 8200sports.com

Raft rentals, Fishing guides, Bike Rentals, Ski/snowboards

8200 Mountain Sports caters to the outdoor enthusiast who loves spending time high in the Colorado mountains. Click

South Fork Anglers offers guided float and wade trips on the Rio as well as the South Fork river and many of its tributaries.Exclusive private water(s) are also available for an additional rod fee.Trips run daily meeting at either 8200 Mountain Sports in South Fork or up river at our sister store in Creede, Rio Grande Angler.

Rocky Mountain Ski and Raft

Rocky Mountain Ski and Raft

South side of junction of 149 and 160

Rafting, Bike, Guide Fishing, Ski/snowboard rentals

Take a float down the Rio Grande and enjoy the beauty of the mountains in South Fork, Colorado. For most of the year the Rio Grande is a mild class I and II river, great for the whole family!

Boats: All our boat rentals include PFD's and paddles. We rent brand new Aire Tributary self-bailing boats, built to last! They have several air chambers to ensure a safe float down the river. Self-guided trip rates include transportation to and from the river for the boats and your group in our first class shuttle bus. Haul it yourself rates require you to pick up and return the boat to our store. All boat rentals are self-guided trips


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