The Big Gay Raft Trip is held each summer in Glenwood Springs, CO. This summer the 14th annual events will bring together 100+ guys and gals from all over Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Iowa 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!
IMPORTANT COVID-19 Update: The trip returns! We highly suggest everyone get the vaccine and we will be following any CDC, state, and local guidelines.
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.
• 4:00pm - 7:00pm: Happy Hour poolside at the Caravan Inn
Appetizers and adult beverages will be provided for hotel guests.
• 7:30pm - 9:00pm: Dinner (TBD)
• 9:00pm: After dinner drinks (TBD)
• 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: Group Dinner TBD
10:00am Brunch TBD
Optional Activities: Glenwood Caverns, Bike Glenwood Canyon, Glennwood Hot Springs, etc.
Caravan Inn will be the official host hotel for the 14th year in a row! We've negotiated special rates with them for the weekend:
1 King Bed: $119/night plus tax
2 Queen Beds: $139/night plus tax
Suites and other rooms available by calling
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. Poolside happy hour on Friday is included in the room rate and is open to hotel guests only.
Full Day Rafting, including lunch: $134.
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.
Registration will open in mid April. The date is confirmed and guaranteed for those of you needing to make travel plans.
Rafting must be booked by June 6, 2021 (unless sold out sooner). Your reservation is fully-refundable through June 6, 2021, minus a $20 administration fee. Non-refundable after June 6, 2021.
SOLD OUT! We've reached our maximum capacity for the trip! Sign up for our waitlist and as we have cancellations or increase capacity we will offer those spots in the order of waitlist sign up.
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 June 6, 2021.