The Big Gay Raft Trip is held each summer in Glenwood Springs, CO. This summer the 11th 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 $135!
The August departure usually sees calmer waters so you don't spill your beer. Sit back, relax, and check out the scenery in Glenwood Canyon. There are still a couple of good rapids to toss you into the river. Calmer and warmer leads to more swimming and water fights, so bring a water gun!
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 cocktails 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, harness (lifevest) and bus ride to Glenwood Canyon.
• Raft all day. Lunch will be provided. All 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 at the Pullman 330 7th St
Optional Activities: Glenwood Caverns, Bike Glenwood Canyon, Glennwood Hot Springs, etc.
Lodging Details will be announced once rates are confirmed.
Caravan Inn will be the official host hotel for the 12th year in a row! We've negotiated special rates with them for the weekend:
Caravan Inn - Call (800) 945-5495 and mention you are with the Big Gay Raft Trip
1 King Bed: $109/night plus tax
2 Queen Beds: $129/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 men and women 21 or over.
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Registration will open in mid June. The date is confirmed and guaranteed for those of you needing to make travel plans.
Rafting must be booked by August 11, 2019 (unless sold out sooner). Your reservation is fully-refundable until August 11, 2019, minus a $20 administration fee. Non-refundable after August 11, 2019.
Trip is rain or shine. No refunds for weather or river conditions. Check the weather and river conditions before the refund deadline of August 11, 2019.