Dowd Chute Rafting Trip
on the Upper Eagle River
Dowd Chute on the Eagle River is no longer running for 2014. Please see our Arkansas River Rafting Trips, Clear Creek Rafting Trips or Colorado River Rafting Trips, which should all run great through Labor Day!
Two steep mountain creeks meet to form the Upper Eagle: Gore Creek, cascading down from the flanks of Vail Mountain, and Home-stake Creek, flowing through the inaccessible ghost mines of Gilman Gorge. Legendary Dowd Chute – a lengthy, complex Class advanced to advanced+ roller coaster rapid that can look intimidating at higher water – greets boaters almost immediately. After the chute, 10 miles of exciting Class III ensue, finishing up with the notorious Edwards Mile Rapids.