The Big Gay Raft Trip is held each summer in Glenwood Springs, CO. This summer the 16th annual events will bring together 130+ guys and gals from all over Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Nebraska and around the country for two weekends of rafting and wet camaraderie on the Colorado River. A full day of rafting, including lunch, is less than $150
Held earlier in the summer when the runoff is at it's prime, the Big Water trip will bounce you around! Not to fear, there are still places to jump out and swim or instigate a water fight!
Take the day off! Head to Glenwood Springs. It's only about a 2.5 hour drive from Denver.
• 3:00pm - 5:00pm: Welcome Happy Hour - Glenwood Springs Inn Rooftop
adult beverages, light snacks included.
• 5:00pm - 7:00pm: Dinner (See suggestions below)
• 7:00pm - 10:00pm: Friday After Dark: The pool party moves to Iron Mountain Hot Springs for an Adults only event $52.00
Ticket price includes admission to the brand new premium, adults only, section of Iron Mountain, towel, and 2 drink tickets. No outside food or drinks. No lockers (change at the hotel and leave personal items in your vehicle. We will hold car keys.)
• 9:15am: Meet at the Rafting Company (Location provided to registered guests) for safety briefing, lifevest and bus ride to Glenwood Canyon.
• Raft all day. Lunch will be provided. All required equipment will be provided. A list of personal supplies (water, sunscreen, beer etc) will be sent out before the trip.
• Return to the rafting company around 5:00pm
• Evening: Dinner suggestions below.
10:00am Brunch TBD
Optional Activities: Glenwood Caverns, Bike Glenwood Canyon, Glennwood Hot Springs, etc.
New host hotel for 2023!
Glenwood Springs Inn
141 W. 6th St., Glenwood Springs, CO
1 Queen Bed: $215.84/night incl. tax
2 Queen Beds: $227.20/night incl. tax
Book Online Using Promo Code: Bgrt0623
Note: Two night minimum stay required. One night non-refundable deposit required at time of booking.
Staying at the host hotel is not required, but guests who don't stay at the hotel miss out on a lot of the impromptu social interactions. Welcome happy hour on Friday is included in the ticket price and is open to all registered rafters.
Full Day Rafting, including lunch: $149.
All necessary equipment including life vests will be provided. No experience needed.
There are lockers for storing car keys and other items. We will return to the boat house at lunch so that you can check your phone, reapply sunscreen, etc.
More information about gear, meet-up times and location, etc will be mailed out 1 week prior to the event.
Trip is strictly for adults 21 or over.
Glenwood is known for its amazing restaurants and with the move in hotel locations we have some additional options to suggest.
Registration will open April 29th at 10am MT. The date is confirmed for those of you needing to make travel plans.
Rafting must be booked by June 4, 2023 (unless sold out sooner). Your reservation is fully-refundable through May 28, 2023, minus a $20 per ticket administration fee. Non-refundable after May 28, 2023.
Registration is handled via TicketSpice:Register Now
Trip is rain or shine. No refunds for weather or river conditions. Check the weather and river conditions before the refund deadline of May 28, 2023.