Colorado Bikerafting Courses

Beginner – Intermediate

Want to learn packrafting and bikepacking skills and then how to put the two together for a successful multi-sport adventure? Minimum two people needed to sign up. Courses run a full day.


San Miguel / Rim Rocker Bikeraft Course

Beginner – Intermediate

Spend three to five days paddling the San Miguel and Dolores rivers on fast-moving Class II water. And then ride  the Rim Rocker Trail back to your start point. Cycling skills and basic boating skills are required for this course. If you have minimal boating skills, we require you spend a day training with us on the Animas River first.

Learn to bikeraft on McPhee Reservoir - 3 days, 50 miles of single track and paddling!


2- to 3-Day Intro to Bikerafting on McPhee Reservoir

Beginner – Beginner/Intermediate

Learn to pair bikes and boats on flatwater in the stunning San Juan National Forest. You’ll glean the skills you need to embark on bigger, better bikeraft adventures. Want to push yourself? Do this excellent beginner course in two days instead of three.


Bikerafting Glen Canyon N’tl Rec Area

Beginner – Beginner/Intermediate

We offer one- to three-day bikerafting courses on the Colorado River. Exit the river after six miles for a chill beginner course, or push on to Blue Notch Canyon 18 miles downriver for a challenging canyon overland adventure.

Nebesna to McCarthy Bikerafting Tyler Marlow and Steve Doom Fassbinder


Doom Tours

Intermediate – Advanced

Don’t be scared, but be prepared. These 3- to 5-day courses are for intermediate to advanced adventurers who already have bikepacking and boating experience, but who want to take their adventuring to the next level. Co-create your dream tour with Steve “Doom” Fassbinder.


The Dolores River Bikeraft Loop

Intermediate – Advanced

Doom developed this unique 3-day loop course for experienced packrafters and cyclists with backcountry skills who want to try their hand at bikerafting. Be prepared to cross difficult terrain and run plenty of Class II and some Class III whitewater.

Bikerafting the Dolores River

important information…

  • 1-Day Courses Include: A basic packraft kit (PFD, paddle, open Alpacka Classic packraft). We will have a limited number of whitewater boats for rent in 2024.
  • Standard Courses Include: Backcountry camping permits, a basic packraft kit (PFD, paddle, open Alpacka Classic packraft), backcountry meals starting with lunch day 1 and ending with lunch on your final day and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Standard Courses Do Not Include: shuttles to and from the airport or bike rentals. Whitewater boats.
  • Bike Rentals: If you need to rent a bike, we can pick it up for you from either Kokopelli Bike & Board in Cortez. Please confirm bike rentals with at least three weeks notice to ensure availability.
  • Shuttle Services: Additional shuttle services are available to/from the airport. See the FAQ page for details.