Raftopia Sale & Boat Swap 2018

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Raftopia Sale & Boat Swap

When: April 6th – 8th, 2018 (Friday – Sunday)

Hours: Friday, April 6th: 10:00am –  6:00pm; Saturday, April 7th: 10:00am – 5:00pm; Sunday, April 8th: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Where: Down River Equipment 11937 West I-70 Frontage Road North, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (click for map)


Friday Shuttle Info:

  • Due to the popularity of the first day of Raftopia, parking at Down River will be very crowded. In addition, our neighbors businesses are open on Friday and they need their parking spaces. So, we’re asking for everyone’s help and patience.
  • On Friday ONLY please take advantage of our free shuttle to and from the Ward Road & I-70 Park and Ride located a 1/2 mile away (click link for map).
  • Shuttle starts at 9:30 Friday morning and runs every 10 minutes until 6:30pm.
  • NOTE: There will be plenty of parking available at Down River on Saturday & Sunday.

What: This event just keeps getting bigger and better! Our longest standing event, Raftopia is a great kickoff to the whitewater season. Come check out the newest gear, browse through an assortment of used rafts and get the best discounts of the year. Buddy up with our vendors to get the latest scoop on the newest gear!

We’ll have a number of raffles & giveaways. So come on out, Get Stoked, and Get the Gear!

  • DISCOUNTS up to 50% OFF!
  • Food & Coffee: Espresso Affair will be serving FREE coffee & espresso every morning from 10:00-11:00. The Barefoot BBQ food truck will be here everyday during lunch.
  • Complementary Beer provided by:  Good River Beer


  • We will be giving away over $5000 worth of amazing prizes from Down River, Aire, Astral, Carlisle, Cataract, Engel, Extrasport, Hyside, Jack’s Plastic Welding, Maravia, Ortlieb, Carve Designs, Sawyer Paddles & Oars, Shred Ready & Sweet…just to list a few!
  • Receive 1 Raffle Ticket for:
    • Every $100.00 Spent in our store
    • Each Boat Consigned during our sale
  • Raffle Drawings:
    • Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm both days
      • *NOTE:  You DO NOT have to be present to win a prize on Friday & Saturday.  We will have all available daily raffle prizes displayed in our store and you will be able to use your tickets to try to win the item(s) you are most interested in.  For example, if you receive 10 tickets, you may put all 10 tickets towards 1 item, or you can divide those tickets up as you would like.
      • We will live stream the drawings on Friday and Saturday at 5:00pm both days, as well as post the winning ticket numbers on our website and Facebook.
    • Sunday GRAND PRIZE: 1:30 pm
      • MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN THE GRAND PRIZE (sorry, no exceptions).
      • Grand Prize Coming Soon!!
      • Bring in Friday & Saturday’s original receipts and receive NEW Raffle Tickets for entry into the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING at 1:30 pm on Sunday.


  • Boat Drop Off: Boats for the boat swap must be dropped off by Wednesday, April 4th by 5:00 pm.
  • Due to security and space we can only accept boats. If you want to sell your boat as a package, please bring a printed itemized list (including pictures) of everything included in your asking price. If your package sells, we will connect you with your buyer.
  • We advertise your Asking Price on Friday and Saturday.  You can specify a Minimum Selling Price that we will advertise on Sunday only.
  • Boats will only be sold for the listed price you set.
  • If your boat is sold you can choose 100% store credit or Down River will cut you a check for 85% of the selling price after collecting a 15% commission.
  • Boat Pick Up: Unsold boats must be picked up by Sunday, April 9th by 3:00 pm.


Advanced Composites Hyside
Aire Jack’s Plastic Welding
All American Trailer Kelty
Ascent Fly Fishing Maravia/Cascade
Barefoot BBQ NRS
Carve Designs  River Pretty
Colorado Whitewater Rocky Mountain Rafts
Espresso Affair Sawyer
High Country River Rafters Spyderco

2015 Raftopia Video