Tubing at River View is another great way to enjoy the Rifle River.

All of our river tubes are vinyl tubes with a tall backrest with 2 cup-holders. All of our tubes have a "mesh-bottom" so they work well for both kids and adults. Nothing can fall through the tube.

We also offer COOLER CARRIERS which are inflatable rafts that hold your personal cooler.

Getting on the river is simple. Depending on the trip you've selected, you either take a short bus ride or head directly to our main landing. You then just grab your tube that's waiting for you and go!

All of our tubes have a "leash" attached which allows for a simple way to attach to your buddy or to your cooler carrier! No more ropes to cut!

We offer 2 different tubing trips.

Short Trip (1-1.5 Hours*)
Long Trip (4-6 Hours*)

*Trip times are estimated based on average river conditions and history of previous trips. Actual trip durations may vary depending on river conditions and how quick you paddle or how often you do, or do not stop along your trip.

Reservations are required on all weekends.

Our long tubing trip begins with a short shuttle ride up-river to one of our landings and you float back to River View. All of our shuttles depart at regularly scheduled times. On busy days we are shuttling many people up river and it is important for tubers to arrive at our bus loading area on time. If you miss your scheduled departure time, you will have to wait until the next shuttle bus that has extra room.

Our short tubing trip begins right at our River View Landing at the center of our campground, and ends at one of our partner canoe liveries. Pull your tubes out of the river and head into the office to let the staff know you have arrived. We'll be by shortly to pick you and your gear up for the short bus ride back to your car or campsite.

There is no time-limit on our river trips, feel free to take as much time as you'd like. Our only guideline is that you must have your tubes back to River View Campground no later than 6pm.

To avoid disappointment, reservations should be made as far in advance as possible.

Sunday through Friday is your best choice if you are looking for a peaceful journey down the river, especially if you have small children. Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day are extremely busy on the Rifle River.

Children 12 yrs. and under must wear a life preserver at all times!

Rules and Regulations

  • RESERVATIONS: Are recommended and taken Sunday thru Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm (during the regular camping season). During the winter months, our reservation office is closed but returns telephone calls and emails as we receive them.

  • ADVANCE PAYMENTS: Are required to guarantee your reservation and we cannot always guarantee specific campsites. (Reservations made less than 30 days in advance require full payment at the time of reservation.)

  • BALANCE DUE: 30 days prior to your arrival or reservation not guaranteed.

  • PAYMENT: Only cashiers checks, money orders, Master Card, Visa or Discover Cards will be accepted. ABSOLUTELY no personal checks.

  • CANCELLATIONS: Made 30 days prior to your arrival will receive a full refund, less a $15 service charge. There are no refunds if cancellation is made within 30 days of arrival.

  • REFUNDS: Will not be issued due to inclement weather or no-shows.

  • RESPONSIBILITY: You are responsible for your own safety. No liability is accepted by River View Campground & Canoe Livery or its employees.

  • ALCOHOL: Excessive use of alcohol will not be tolerated. Violators will be reported and required to leave the premises. Refunds will not be issued.

  • Pets bringing their responsible owners to River View are welcome. Pets must be attended, kept on a leash and picked up after at all times. Failure to pick up droppings, leaving your pet unattended, excessive barking, or allowing pets to run loose will result in eviction with no refunds being issued. Pets are not allowed in the Bathhouse/Shower buildings at any time. If on the Playground they must be on a leash and attended to at all times. IF YOU ARE GOING ON A RIVER TRIP, YOUR PET MUST GO WITH YOU.

    River View Campground, it's owners & employees assume no liability in the event of any pet related incident.

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Tubing Trips
Short Trip
Float down river and bussed back to River View.
1 - 1.5*
Long Trip
Bussed up river then float back to River View.
*Times are estimates based on average river depths & conditions.
Actual trip times may vary based on how often you stop, and how often you paddle.

Click here for Tubing Trip Schedule

Click here for Current Tube Rental Rates

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