A strenuous full day of whitewater adventure, or a short 45 minute after work ride through town. The Upper section of the Roaring Fork River is one of the most popular areas around for convenient and exciting whitewater adventures. There are many different spots for accessing the river whether you choose just above Aspen, Slaughter house Bridge, Woody Creek, or the Wingo Bridge. The Upper Fork provides the narrowest and fastest section of the river, and you can choose to make your trip take an hour or half a day, because there are plenty of obstacles in the river to play on.
Spring through Fall
(NOTE: The Upper Roaring Fork is an exciting section for whitewater sports, especially during the Spring runoff.)
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Cold Water Fishing
The Upper section of the Roaring Fork River is the narrowest and fastest section of the river with the most vertical drop. The fishing is characterized by mostly riffle water with the occasional pool and run. These fish while not the largest in the river can many times be the most aggressive.
Rafting & Kayaking
The Upper Section of the Roaring Fork river is the narrowest and fastest section of the river with the most vertical drop. This section is convenient and exciting for the whitewater enthusiast, and allows for either a full day trip or a 45 minute after work jaunt. There are plenty of obstacles to keep experts happy, and you can make your ride take as long as you please. This section should be left to the experienced whitewater enthusiast as the water is Class IV or V difficulty, depending on the water level.