Centennial Canoe Outfitters

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Who we are

It’s no secret that you have plenty of choices when it comes to spending your vacation dollars.  Especially since Colorado and Utah offer some of the best outdoor recreational opportunities in the country.  That’s why we strive to provide a quality trip that focuses on safety, scenery, food, camaraderie and fun.  At the end of your trip we want you to feel your money was well spent and that you’ll consider joining us again. Centennial Canoe Outfitters Inc. has been operating since 1985 and has maintained a stellar safety record.  Your trip will begin with a 30-point safety talk and paddling instruction.  Your guides are well trained and comply with all state regulations including First Aid and river rescue.  They also double as great cooks and we’re confident you won’t be disappointed with the menu after a day on the river. As far as the scenery goes, we have to give all the credit to Mother Nature.  The canyons, sunsets, campfires, wildlife and shooting stars are all part of the package so you might want to bring your camera. The water fights, hiking, and singing around the campfire all add up to great memories and a special bonding between our customers. We hope you’ll give us a try and create some new memories of your own. All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Centennial Canoe Outfitters Inc. is a licensed river outfitter – issued by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

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Canoeing in Colorado on the Gunnison River will spark your sense of adventure with opportunities for hiking and exploring, floating in your lifejacket and camping along the river’s edge. During this Colorado canoe trip covering 42 miles, you will be dwarfed by high walls of red sandstone and shale deposited during the age of the dinosaurs.  These canyons in the Colorado Plateau are truly magnificent and not soon forgotten. Massive cottonwoods stand on many river bends supporting the huge nests of blue herons, hawks and eagles. You may hike into Dominguez Canyon, Colorado’s newest designated Wilderness Area, one of the most beautiful stops on the river. Hiking into the canyon will reveal deep, cool swimming holes, waterfalls and many ancient Indian petroglyphs (rock art panels).

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Whether you’re looking for an easy one-day trip or you would like to learn how to canoe, this is the river section for you. Huge ponderosa pines compliment the red canyon walls, creating a great back country experience. Fishing is excellent, so don’t forget your rod. No experience necessary. Of all the rivers that we canoe, this one near State Bridge, CO, is the closest to Denver.

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Gunnison River Canoeing Beer Tasting

Canoeing in Colorado on the Gunnison River will spark your sense of adventure with opportunities for hiking and exploring, floating in your lifejacket and camping along the river’s edge. During this Colorado canoe trip covering 42 miles, you will be dwarfed by high walls of red sandstone and shale deposited during the age of the dinosaurs.  These canyons in the Colorado Plateau are truly magnificent and not soon forgotten. Massive cottonwoods stand on many river bends supporting the huge nests of blue herons, hawks and eagles. You may hike into Dominguez Canyon, Colorado’s newest designated Wilderness Area, one of the most beautiful stops on the river. Hiking into the canyon will reveal deep, cool swimming holes, waterfalls and many ancient Indian petroglyphs (rock art panels).

Gunnison River Canoeing Treasure Box Tours with Andy Gulliford

Canoeing in Colorado on the Gunnison River will spark your sense of adventure with opportunities for hiking and exploring, floating in your lifejacket and camping along the river’s edge. During this Colorado canoe trip covering 42 miles, you will be dwarfed by high walls of red sandstone and shale deposited during the age of the dinosaurs.  These canyons in the Colorado Plateau are truly magnificent and not soon forgotten. Massive cottonwoods stand on many river bends supporting the huge nests of blue herons, hawks and eagles. You may hike into Dominguez Canyon, Colorado’s newest designated Wilderness Area, one of the most beautiful stops on the river. Hiking into the canyon will reveal deep, cool swimming holes, waterfalls and many ancient Indian petroglyphs (rock art panels).

Yampa River

Canoe the “Little Yampa Canyon,” a remote, meandering 32-mile segment of the Yampa River in NW Colorado near Steamboat Springs and Craig, CO. This Colorado river is suitable for beginners and twists its way through lush open meadows lined with cottonwood trees and rocky bluffs. With almost no roads or signs of civilization, wildlife is abundant. Watch for deer, elk, antelope, coyotes, hawks, and bald and golden eagles. You’ll paddle through an area with an interesting geologic and human history: it was once the domain of the ancient Fremont people and later the Ute Indians until they were moved to Utah after the Meeker massacre in 1879. The area also served as a hideout for numerous outlaws including Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch!

Upper Colorado River

Whether you’re looking for an easy one-day trip or you would like to learn how to canoe, this is the river section for you. Huge ponderosa pines compliment the red canyon walls, creating a great back country experience. Fishing is excellent, so don’t forget your rod. No experience necessary. Of all the rivers that we canoe, this one near State Bridge, CO, is the closest to Denver.

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info@centennialcanoe.com

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720-283-0553