It’s the best way to cool off and have fun at the same time.

There is nothing more exhilarating than a Colorado white-water rafting trip, nothing more zen than kayaking in Colorado, nothing more relaxing than Colorado tubing and nothing more awe-inspiring than Colorado fly-fishing.

Running next to the Gateway Canyons Resort property, with rapids ranging from Class I to Class V, the Dolores River is a perfect run for floaters of all skill levels. Or, you can find a peaceful patch of waterway and cast a line. Find your ideal water adventure in Colorado!

Dolores River Rafting

Enjoy a rafting adventure on one of the best kept secrets in Colorado, the Dolores River. Class 1-3 rapids along the route will offer moments of excitement and plenty of relaxation as you explore the beautiful canyon scenery from a unique vantage point.

  • Full and Half day adventures offered
  • Minimum of two people
  • Available April - June
  • All river activities are dependent on Dolores River CFS level (water flow)

For more information and prices:
Call: 970-931-2458.
Email: concierge@gatewaycanyons.com

Colorado Tubing

Nothing says “fun” on a Colorado vacation quite like grabbing an inner tube and hitting the river for a daylong float. Available during the summer season June – August fit you for a half or full day of Colorado tubing. And don’t forget to bring along some refreshments from the Outpost General Store – we’ve got tubes with coolers, too!

*Available June – August. All river activities are dependent on the CFS level (water flow). Conditions vary.

Fly Fishing

Gateway Canyons Air Tours is excited to offer helicopter access to the unique fishery Bar ZX Ranch. Bar ZX Ranch is located on the western edge of the Rocky Mountains with 25 connected lakes that are fed by springs and the cold clear run-off from nearby Ragged Mountain. Ten- pound fish are common, and over 12 species of trout and char are willing to take your fly, including tiger trout. Bar ZX is a secluded and remote backcountry fly fishing getaway experience complete with professional guides and is great for all skill levels! Breathtaking scenery and the rugged backdrop of the Raggeds Wilderness create an unforgettable day of fly fishing! This is THE place to catch a trout of a lifetime!

Your fishing excursion comes complete with a wonderful picnic prepared by the award winning chefs of Gateway Canyons Resort culinary team.

Tour Duration:

  • 1 hour 30 minute flight time
  • 3 hour AM fly fishing session
  • 1 hour picnic lunch
  • 3 hour PM fly fishing session

*Bookings are required 48 hours in advance.

To book: Toll free 888-4-A-Sky-Tour (427-5986) or locally at 970-243-4359
Or book via email: info@gatewaycanyonsairtours.com

Fishing locally is also an option. A Colorado fly fishing guide will start your day at the Adventure Center, where first-timers will learn the basics of fly casting. Once this is mastered, you will head out on a guided fly fishing trip to our local mountains, where the catches of golden and rainbow trout are always plentiful. Located on national forest land, this catch-and-release fishing pond is accessed via Jeep or Suburban across beautiful and rugged terrain.

For more information and prices, please contact the resort at 970-931-2458.