Centennial Canoe Outfitters Inc.

Theme Trips

Centennial Canoe offers several unique theme trips for a variety of interests.

We also have trips that are for 18 or 21 and older, these may also have a theme.

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Gunnison River Canoeing: Denver Museum Ecosystem Interactions--Finding the Balance

Gunnison River Canoeing: Denver Museum Ecosystem Interactions--Finding the Balance

Explore the interactions that occur every day in nature and see how humans continuously affect these interactions. Deepen your understanding of ecology and critical environmental resource issues while canoeing and hiking through magnificent canyons in the Colorado Plateau. Facilitated by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Open to the public.

Ecosystem Interactions: Finding the Balance
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Beginner; Ages 18+
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Yampa River Canoeing: Western History

Yampa River Canoeing: Western History

Dr. Gulliford, Professor of SW Studies, will share his stories of the colorful characters and circumstances that helped shape the western landscape as you journey along the river. There’ll be plenty of campfire stories on this trip! Sponsored by San Juan Mountains Assoc.

Western History
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Beginner; Ages 6+; Kids Prices 6-12 yr.
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Green River Canoeing: Eckerd College Alumni Trip

Green River Canoeing: Eckerd College Alumni Trip

Canoeing in Utah is an unforgettable odyssey. Paddling the spectacular 60-mile section of the Green River from Crystal Geyser south of Green River, UT, as it winds towards Mineral Bottom, just north of Canyonlands National Park, is the trip of a lifetime. Exclusive trip for Eckerd College Alums.

Anthropology
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Beginner; Ages 6+; Kids Prices 6-12 yr.
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Yampa River Canoeing: CO School of Mines Ecology/Art--River to Desert. Open to Teachers and the Adult Public

Yampa River Canoeing: CO School of Mines Ecology/Art--River to Desert. Open to Teachers and the Adult Public

While canoeing, camping, and hiking, we’ll investigate the natural environment of the Yampa River, its riparian ecosystem, and the surrounding desert and learn how human, plant, and animal life in these special areas have adapted to this unique environment. And, like the native peoples, we’ll be inspired by our natural surroundings to create art and poetry. Qualifies for 1.5 teacher recertification credits; open to the public.

Ecology & Art: River to Desert
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Beginner; Ages 18+
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Colorado River Canoeing: with History Colorado & Dr. Andy Gulliford

Colorado River Canoeing: with History Colorado & Dr. Andy Gulliford

Explore how the combination of people, activities and environment molded a distinct regional character and identity. Professor Gulliford will share stories of the colorful characters and circumstances that helped shape the western landscape as you journey along the river. This spectacular canyon country of the Colorado Plateau, including Ruby and Horsethief Canyons, features majestic walls of red sandstone and offers the best canoeing in Colorado.

Western History
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Beginner; Ages 6+; Kids Prices 6-12 yr.
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Gunnison River Canoeing: Denver Museum, Archaeology & Western History

Gunnison River Canoeing: Denver Museum, Archaeology & Western History

Let the magical waters of the Gunnison River whisk you away through the high red sandstone canyon walls of the Colorado Plateau. Museum educator Jennifer Moss Logan will share stories of the colorful characters who left their mark on the western landscape, and offer activities that help you explore the mindset of explorers long ago. Open to the public.

Archaeology & Western History
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Beginner; Ages 6+; Kids Prices 6-12 yr.
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Gunnison River Canoeing: Family Trip - Paddle & Games

Gunnison River Canoeing: Family Trip - Paddle & Games

Colorado canoeing on the Gunnison River will spark your sense of adventure with opportunities for hiking and exploring in one of Colorado's newest Wilderness Areas, Dominguez Canyon, floating in your lifejacket and camping along the river’s edge. During this Colorado canoe trip, you will be dwarfed by high walls of red sandstone and shale deposited during the age of the dinosaurs.

Paddle 'n Games
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Beginner; Ages 6+; Kids Prices 6-12 yr.
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Gunnison River Canoeing: Cleason Dunn Wright Music Trip

Gunnison River Canoeing: Cleason Dunn Wright Music Trip

Your evening entertainment will be Cleason-Dunn-Wright, a professional performing music trio with a commitment to vocal perfection. Their music is based on popular folk rock favorites from four decades. It is pure fun to find gems from the past and bring them to vocal life with great harmonies, excellent guitar playing and tons of popular sing-along-songs. Enjoy a private concert around the campfire. What could be better?!

Music
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Beginner; Ages 6+; Kids Prices 6-12 yr.
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Colorado River Canoeing: Denver Museum Star Gazing

Colorado River Canoeing: Denver Museum Star Gazing

Embark on a memorable weekend with a Denver Museum astronomer as you you revel in both earthbound scenery and the breathtaking skies above. Away from all the city lights, the wilderness night sky is unbelievably clear allowing us to gaze at the constellations, Milky Way, and maybe galaxies beyond! Paddling through towering red sandstone canyons will add to the unforgettable journey. Open to the public.

Star Gazing
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Beginner; Ages 6+; Kids Prices 6-12 yr.
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Colorado River Canoeing: Geography

Colorado River Canoeing: Geography

Geography Professor, Dr. James Dunn, University of Northern Colorado, will be facilitating this trip as you learn about the power of water, wind, and weathering in a western environment. Labs and field exercises will be conducted throughout the trip as appropriate. This trip is for UNC college students, alumni, and adult public.

UNC Geography
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Beginner; Ages 18+
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Gunnison River Canoeing: Nature's Adaptations -- River to Desert with Denver Botanic Gardens

While canoeing, camping, and hiking along the scenic waters of the Gunnison River, learn, explore and create. We’ll investigate the natural environment of the river and desert and learn how human, plant, and animal life in these special areas have adapted to this unique environment. We may spot some rare plants, create arts & crafts with plants or sample some edible plants. Partnered with Denver Botanic Gardens this trip is open to the public.

Natures' Adaptations: River to Desert
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Beginner; Ages 18+
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Gunnison River Canoeing (Upper Section): Denver Museum Geology & Archaeology

Gunnison River Canoeing (Upper Section): Denver Museum Geology & Archaeology

Join Denver Museum facilitator, Bob Raynolds, on this scenic 60-mile river section. Canoe through 7-miles of the beautiful Gunnison Gorge, just east of Delta, CO, and on through the Escalante Wildlife Refuge and into the majestic sandstone canyons of the Colorado Plateau which includes the famous Dominguez Canyon Wilderness Area with petroglyphs, wildlife, waterfalls and hiking. On the way visit a 13,000 year old archaeological site. Open to the public.

Geology & Archaeology
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Beginner; Ages 6+; Kids Prices 6-12 yr.
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