Meet at Dotsero Landing – 2 Hour Float


Drive yourself to our tubing spot! This option is ideal for families as the Dotsero meet-up spot is 45 minutes (one way) from Vail/Beaver Creek and two and half hours from downtown Denver.

What to Know

Park your car at Dotsero Landing before floating down the river to Turtle Beach where a Turtle Bus will pick you up to bring you back to your vehicle.

Check in for your float upon arrival to Dotsero Landing at the Turtle Shack (the big, green Turtle Bus parked at top of lot).

Start time options:

  • 11am – 11:30am (best float times)
  • 12pm – 1:30 (possible adverse weather)
  • 2pm (adverse weather very likely)
  • Float times are approximately 2 – 2.5 hours without any stopping
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before your reservation and check in at Turtle Shack upon arrival
  • Pricing includes parking & 6% BLM river usage fee
  • We recommend wearing a swimsuit and bringing sunscreen, bug spray (just in case), bottled water, river shoes (no flip-flops), sunglasses and snacks in a small, SOFT cooler (no hard coolers or styrofoam coolers please).
  • When checking local weather forecast please check Dotsero weather (not Vail) for floating conditions
  • Please review the “What to Expect” section for more details


All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

(970) 471-0547

I70 at Exit 133, Dotsero Landing, Cotton Lane, Gypsum, CO