"If you want to go downriver... you have to go Up The Creek!"
SAVE 15% if you book before May 15th!

Welcome to Up the Creek Rafting

Our Story

Its exceedingly rare when the owner of a rafting company ventures on the river, much less actually guides a commercial raft trip. But exceedingly rare is exactly what you get with Up the Creek Rafting!

Up the Creek Rafting was started in 1997. Ryan and Molly Moyer took the reigns in December 2010. They believe the best way to operate the company is to actively participate on river as a guide. They're crucial role as Owner/Guides enables them to know exactly how your trip is being conducted, and to fulfill your needs from the position in the captains' seat. When you book a reservation with Ryan and Molly, you are supporting a very small business, and a young growing family. In the off season Ryan works in the ski industry, and Molly is an 8th Grade Math teacher at a local public school. They enjoy hobby farming on a small acreage homestead on their time off river, and are they're expecting their first newborn this May!

3 Reasons To Go Up The Creek!


We’re the only company using state of the art rafts designed with SMALL diameter tubes for maximum fun, NOT maximum capacity.

No crowds here, our SMALL trips never have more than 5 rafts to a group.


Our trips start at $39 per person. Being not only the most AFFORDABLE rafting company available, but the most fun as well, Is our top priority.

We closely watch our competition. Call around ...if you find a better price for the same trip, WE'LL MATCH IT!


because there is a...

DIFFERENCE in our trip choices. We aren't stuck on one section of river with easy highway access.

DIFFERENCE when the owners guide your boat. The only Glenwood Springs company with owners actively involved in guiding on river.

DIFFERENCE in our equipment. Top-notch, clean, and FREE for everyone on every trip.

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Our Location

Our home is in the Roaring Fork Valley (Aspen to Glenwood Springs), but you don’t have to be staying here to raft with us! We run a variety trips on river sections available across the state of Colorado. We specialize in bringing the fun to you, give us a call and we’ll meet by a river near you!

Find us in the Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop!
309 9th Street, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

One block from the Visitor Center!

Colorado River

  • Denver Metro
  • Steamboat Springs
  • Kremmling
  • Vail / Eagle / Avon
  • Grand Junction
  • Aspen
  • Basalt
  • Carbondale
  • Glenwood Springs

Roaring Fork River

  • Vail / Eagle / Avon
  • Grand Junction
  • Aspen
  • Basalt
  • Carbondale
  • Glenwood Springs
  • Marble
  • Paonia