Meet at Dotsero Landing – 2 Hour Float

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Drive yourself to our tubing spot! Ideal for families, as the Dotsero meet-up spot is 45 minutes from Vail/Beaver Creek and 2.5 hours from downtown Denver. Available every day from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.!


Heading west on I-70, take exit 133 to Dotsero, turn right at the end of the ramp and take a right on Cotton Lane. You will see a gravel lot on the left-hand side. Pull in and park anywhere. Walk down the gravel lot, and you get to the river.

Park your car at Dotsero Landing, and then check-in for your float at the Turtle Shack, the big, green Turtle Bus parked at the top of the lot. You then meet one of our friendly staff members at the river and float down the river to Turtle Beach, where a Turtle Bus meets you to transport you back to your vehicle. This two-hour Colorado River tubing option is a top-rated thing to do in the Vail Valley in summer – so don’t miss your chance to experience it!

Start Time Options
  • 11 – 11:30 a.m. (*Best float times)
  • 12 – 1:30 p.m. (possible adverse weather)
  • 2 p.m. (adverse weather very likely)

Important Information
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before your reservation and check-in at Turtle Shack
  • 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). We recommend wearing a hat and bringing a rain jacket as well!
  • When checking local weather forecast please check Dotsero weather for floating conditions
  • Please see What to Expect for more details
Turtle Tubing
Phone (970) 471-0547
Map Marker

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

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