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Experience the Upper Rio Grande with Mountain Man. Running trips since 1985.

Mountain Man Rafting was established in 1985 in Creede, CO and we are still the only guided rafting company authorized to float the beautiful and fun stretches near Wagon Wheel Gap and Creede. Now part of Narrow Ridge, we continue to provide exceptional river trips. Let our highly trained professional guides share with you the wonders and excitement of rafting on the Upper Rio Grande river!

Half Day Guided Rafting

Location -  We guide a few different sections of the Upper Rio Grande throughout the season. Most frequently we float the scenic and fun Wagon Wheel Gap section or run through the pool drop rapids near Creede. All trips meet & end at our headquarters in South Fork.

Duration - Morning trips leave at 8:30 am & return by noon. Afternoon trips leave at 1:00 pm & return by 4pm. We usually float between 8.5 to 10 miles and are on the water for approximately 2 hours.

Cost -

  • $75 per adult

  • $65 per child 12 & under

  • Cost includes trip photos and splash gear


1/4 Day Guided Rafting

Location -  This is a spectacular section of the Upper Rio Grande! You'll launch near the historical Wagon Wheel Gap and after a bit of a warm-up, splash through the Class II+ Rock Garden rapid, Flip It Rock, Eye of the Needle, and other rapids before taking out at Palisade Campground. A perfect quick trip to introduce you to whitewater rafting.

Duration - Morning trips leave at 9:30 am & return by noon. Afternoon trips leave at 1:00 pm & return about 3pm. Time on the water is about 1 hour.

Cost -

  • $55 per person

  • Cost includes photos and splash gear

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Full Day Guided Rafting

Location - Spend the day taking in the fabulous views and running Class II rapids. We typically launch at Deep Creek near Creede, stop at the Wagon Wheel Gap for lunch and then continue down to the Coller State Wildlife Areas. But there are a number of sections we float depending on flows and group interest. All trips meet & end at our headquarters in South Fork.

Duration - Full Day trips depart at 9:00 am. We are usually back between 4:30pm and 5pm. We like to float around 15-20 miles and spend about 5 hours on the water for our Full Day trips. 

Cost - One or two rafts per trip

  • $800 for up to 6 guests

  • $1,600 for 7 to 12 guests

  • Cost includes lunch, photos and splash gear

Wagon Wheel Gap

Lunch - Gourmet specialty sandwiches made fresh by our friends at Simple Foods Market in Del Norte. Each lunch includes a sandwich, chips, and a drink.

Working Together on the Rio Grande
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Narrow Ridge, LLC is an equal opportunity service provider. Narrow Ridge, LLC operates under special use permits with the Rio Grande National Forest and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. All or part of this operation is conducted on public lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, San Luis Valley Field Office. Narrow Ridge, LLC is a Licensed Colorado River Outfitter.

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