(that's me, my husband, and our rafting group)
This past weekend I went white water rafting with my husband and his work company. It was a blast, we went to the Royal Gorge, by Canon City (about 2 hours away from Denver). We did the full day rafting trip and rafted about 10 miles. I would definitely recommend this if you like rafting, and it's not too far from Denver. It is absolutely beautiful there with some amazing views!
Here is the website for the rafting company we went through:
Here is a little more info on the raft trip that I took, in case you're interested:
"The ultimate white water raft trip in Colorado. This rafting trip is ranked in the top ten white water trips nationally. The best of Bighorn Canyon in the morning, including class III & III+ rapids Wake Up, Three Rocks, Spikebuck & Sharkstooth. We then stop for a rest at the Parkdale beach and enjoy our famous riverside lunch. Be ready to focus and paddle hard through the class III - V turbulence that is the ROYAL GORGE. Seven out of ten miles of continuous white water thrills including Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer, Wallslammer & Boateater. The Gorge is home to the most spectacular scenery on the river as you pass under the highest suspension bridge in the world, 1053' above you. The premier Colorado rafting adventure on the Arkansas River!"