Plunge into the Poudre or Colorado Rivers for an day or afternoon of thrilling drops, bumps and fun! Several whitewater raft companies operate out of Estes Park, although river access is out of the area. Once there, you'll get outfitted with the necessary gear and safety equipment. Then hit the river! The Poudre and Colorado offer several classes of whitewater excitement, from beginners to more seasoned rafters. Experienced guides lead you through rapids with names such as Pinball, Roller Coaster, Maw of Death and Pine View Falls. Don't worry; you'll have some smooth moments to observe the scenery and spy bighorn sheep, deer, eagles and other wildlife.