Estes Park Rafting on the Poudre River!

“Providing Memorable Estes Park Rafting Adventures for 41 Years!”

A Wanderlust Adventure offers exciting and fun Estes Park rafting trips that will be the highlight of your Colorado vacation! A rafting adventure with our company is a must to do with your family during your stay in Estes Park. Our meeting area near Fort Collins, Colorado offers the closest and best whitewater to Estes Park. Please note that all of our rafting trips take place near Fort Collins which is a 90 minute drive from Estes Park.

Enjoy the freedom and comfort of riding in your air conditioned car through the Big Thompson Canyon on this scenic drive to our location. We raft on the Cache La Poudre, Colorado’s only National “Wild & Scenic” River. Less crowded than the Arkansas and Colorado Rivers, the Poudre River is closer to Estes Park and the scenery is amazing. The ponderosa pines and steep granite walls in this beautiful canyon will be treasured in your memory forever.

The highlight of our stay in Estes Park! I would highly recommend that you go with this company as you will not be disappointed!

Jason, Missouri

We offer mild to wild Estes Park rafting trips for families and thrill seekers alike. Our half day Taste of Whitewater rafting trip consists of Class II & III level rapids that are fun for the whole family. Great for beginners, this thrilling rafting experience is guaranteed to get everyone in your group soaking wet! For those of you wanting a more advanced rafting trip, our half day Blast of Whitewater is your ticket for one of Colorado’s most action packed sections of Class III & IV level whitewater. This continuous, 12 mile section of whitewater allows you to spend more time on the river rafting and less time on a bus. We take first timers on this raft trip every day, so no experience is necessary. We do require participants on the Blast to be in good health, adventurous and a minimum age of 14. After your rafting trip, you can enjoy a home cooked meal at our restaurant and explore the town of Fort Collins, voted the best place to live in the country by Money Magazine.

Many of our rafting guests stay in Estes Park during their vacation in Colorado. Estes Park is the gateway town to Rocky Mountain National Park, one of Colorado’s most popular attractions. Other popular attractions in Estes include: hiking, biking, horse back riding, rock climbing, fly fishing, sight seeing and camping. Downtown Estes Park has many shops and galleries to visit and there are many choices for lodging in this unique mountain town. So what are you waiting for! Experience an Estes Park rafting vacation this summer and it will be the trip of a lifetime!

For 41 seasons we have been offering rafting trips 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. We learned a lot during the 2020 and 2021 seasons and we plan to improve our operations for the 2022 season.  As of right now our opening day will be May 15th. 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. If you have any questions about our policies or procedures with regard to Covid-19 please feel free to give us a call.  We look forward to rafting with you and your family during the summer of 2022!