Roaring Fork River Weekend

  • 06/09/2023
  • 06/11/2023
  • Ami's Acres Campground, 50235 US 6, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601


  • This registration option is for people riding with someone else and not bringing their own car.
  • This registration is for day attendees who are not camping.
  • If you are attending the weekend but registering your camping separately through Ami's Acres (e.g. if you are bringing an RV), this is the registration for you. Please contact Ami's Acres to set up your camping situation with them.
  • This registration option is a vehicle and one person. Additional people must register separately! Cars/trucks/vans ONLY (no trailers/RVs, please) - max length 22'


Join us for our first River Weekend of the 2023 season Friday, June 9 - Sunday, June 11 in the beautiful Roaring Fork Valley!  

Volunteer lead cruises will be offered on Saturday and Sunday, but come Friday evening for the river camaraderie!

Camping is available at Ami's Acres in West Glenwood Springs. There will be limited parking/van-camping space, but tent spots are plentiful! (Carpooling is encouraged!!) Please indicate what you'll be camping in when you register. No vehicles over 22'. If you want to bring your camper or raft trailer, please make a reservation directly by calling Ami's Acres at 970-945-5340.

There are also tons of other great activities in the Glenwood Springs area, including the famous hot springs. Please note that some access points on the Roaring Fork are Colorado State Wildlife Areas (SWA) and anyone 16 or older now need either a fishing license or the new "SWA Pass" (available for purchase at to access the river from those points. 

As a reminder, river weekends are not instructional events. Although we're all there to support one another, plan on boating within your skill set.

UPON ARRIVAL: We are going to be cozy at camp so plan on making new friends when you're there. This is especially true with regards to parking. If you can carpool, please do so. There are three camping areas and upon arrival you will be directed to one of the three depending on your camping style.

  • Purple (sites 51 – 56): This area can accommodate pickup/van camping as well some tent spots so we're going to try to put mixed groups there. Although there are officially only 6 sites, we're going to be putting more than that there.
  • Blue (sites 63 – 65): This area is best for those camping in their pickups or vans. Similarly, we're going to put more vehicles in there than the three sites might suggest.
  • Yellow (sites 71 – 80): This is the walk-in tent camping area. There are a variety of sites, some of which will hold 3 or 4 tents. If you want privacy, you'll want to arrive early, walk farther and select a site with room for only one tent. If you select a large site, you'll need to share.


  • Release Forms: Upon check-in we ask everyone to sign a release form for the entire weekend. This will be required for camping as well as participating on any cruises.
  • Fires: We all remember the fire in Glenwood Canyon and want to do everything we can to avoid a similar tragedy. Assuming there is not a fire restriction, the only open fires allowed will be one group campfire. At your individual campsites, provided they are allowed by any fire restrictions, you can have propane fires and stoves so long as they can be switched off if needed.
  • Dogs: Our hosts welcome dogs as long as they're under your control and don't leave our camping area. If this means a leash for your dog, please keep them on a leash. We absolutely can't have dogs roaming into other camping areas. You also cannot leave your dog tied up or in your tent while you go boating. Obviously, you have to pick up after your dog, too.
  • Sunday Departure: We need to vacate the campground on Sunday morning. This means we can't leave vehicles in the campground when we go to boat because our hosts have new guests coming in.

DIRECTIONS: From Denver take I-70 to Glenwood springs, take exit 114 Hwy 6, take the 3rd exit for the traffic circle to follow Hwy 6, campground is down 1.1 miles on the right.

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CRUISES: We're meeting at 9:30am on Saturday and Sunday at Two Rivers Park (740 Devereux Rd, Glenwood Springs, CO). Have your gear, food/drinks, dog, etc. with you so we can organize the cruise groups and depart for the river. There will be signup sheets for cruises at camp on Friday evening so you can see who is running what and if you can workout a carpool, go for it! Tentatively we're planning the following cruises but if you want to lead a different cruise, GREAT! Let us know. The following are proposed cruise options but actual cruises may vary depending on interest:


  • Grizzly Creek to South Canyon: A beginner run on the Colorado downstream of Shoshone.
  • Cemetery: An intermediate run on the Roaring Fork. Note: you will need a fishing license or SWA Pass for access to the Roaring Fork put-in.
  • Shoshone: A class III run - either lap it twice or run it through South Canyon.
  • Crystal River / Bogan Canyon: A class III/IV run ending with pizza at a local pub.


  • Shoshone: A class III run - either lap it twice or run it through South Canyon.
  • SUP Shoshone: If anyone is interested. Must bring your own stand-up paddle board.
  • Raft Cruise: Either starting at Shoshone or Grizzly Creek and continuing to South Canyon. Ideally working on some skills.
  • Slaughterhouse: Class III/IV run on the Roarking Fork. Note: you will need a fishing license or SWA Pass for access to the Roarding Fork put-in.

NO GROUP POTLUCK DINNER:  Sorry, there will be no group potluck this year.

The weather is unpredictable and the water is always a bit chilly in Colorado so dress appropriately.

Questions? Email Noelle at with "Roaring Fork Weekend" in the subject line.

Note: This event registration is non-refundable.

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