Colorado Rafting

colorado rafting on the Poudre River

A Colorado rafting trip on the Poudre River is a must thing to do with family and friends during your vacation. A whitewater rafting trip in Colorado is an exhilarating outdoor experience that exercises your body and renews your soul. Choosing the right river and company could be the most important decision you make on your Colorado rafting vacation. With so many rivers and rafting companies in Colorado to choose from, it is hard to decide which one to go with. We are here to help make your decision easier by providing information about rafting on one of Colorado’s less crowded rivers, the Cache La Poudre. If you plan on visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, or any other town in Northern Colorado, a river trip on the Cache La Poudre is your best choice. Our meeting area in Laporte, Colorado is only a 90 minute drive from Estes Park, Downtown Denver and Denver International Airport. We are also only a 15 minute drive from Old Town Fort Collins and Colorado State University. The Cache La Poudre River is the only river in Colorado with National “Wild & Scenic” designation. Because it is Colorado’s only protected river, it is less crowded than other rivers in the state. There are only a limited number of outfitters allowed to raft the Poudre River which makes it a lot less crowded than other rivers in Colorado. The scenery is spectacular and the continuous rapids on this exciting river will be the highlight of your Colorado vacation. A Wanderlust Adventure offers mild to wild trips for both families and adrenaline junkies. Why drive hours to other parts of Colorado when there is so much to see and do here? Please visit our rafting trips page to view the type of Colorado rafting trips our company has to offer on the Poudre River. We welcome you to join us for a Colorado rafting adventure of a lifetime!


This season is our 39th year of rafting on the Poudre River. Over the years our company has experienced many challenges and we have endeavoured to adapt, learn and push forward. 

The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is one of those challenging times. Like so many other companies and people, we are closely watching the global and community impact. Because of government guidelines and social distancing our season opening date is now June 6th. Our liberal cancellation policy remains the same as it always has. We require 7 days notice from the date of your rafting trip for a 100% refund with no service charge. If we have to cancel your trip due to COVID -19 there will also be a full refund. The safety of our guests and our staff is of the utmost concern to us. We plan to adapt to the challenges of COVID-19 and offer amazing whitewater rafting trips on Colorado's only National "Wild & Scenic" River, the Cache La Poudre. We look forward to rafting with you and your family this summer!