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What to Watch Out for While Whitewater Rafting

Safety Speech We begin every trip at Whitewater Rafting LLC with a safety speech that explains what to watch out for while out on the river. The safety speech will cover paddling through waves, bracing for rocks, and how to kick off debris and other objects in the water. Your knowledge will be tested immediately…

Whitewater Rafting Safety Tips: What to Do if You Fall Out of the Raft

Whitewater rafting comes with an inherent risk. The best way to reduce this risk is to go out with a professional guide. Evenstill, while we train our guides to take their utmost care while taking you out on the river, we can never guarantee that you will not fall out of the boat. But we…

15 Health Benefits of Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater rafting is an exciting way to explore nature. It’s also terrific exercise and offers quite a few benefits that can improve your health and overall lifestyle. It doesn’t matter if you’re raging wild Class IV and V rapids or gently floating downstream. Both can improve your physical and mental health. How can whitewater rafting…

Is There a Weight and Age Limit for Whitewater Rafting?

Whitewater rafting is fun for everyone, but there are a few exceptions regarding age and weight restrictions. To be able to raft with most commercial outfitters, you must meet some requirements. This blog post will give you all the information you need about weight restrictions and age limits for whitewater rafting. How Old Do You…

14 River Essentials for Any Whitewater Rafting Trip

The great thing about whitewater rafting is that every trip is unique. Colorado has more than 30 commercially rafted rivers, so endless possibilities exist. However, you prepare the same way for most rafting trips in Colorado. There are always a few essential items that you should bring along on your whitewater rafting trip. Some you’ll…

Whitewater Rafting Ratings and Classification

Whitewater rafting has a rating and classification system to measure the difficulty of rivers. The International River Difficulty Scale, developed by the American Whitewater Association, is the most common rating system and is used routinely in Colorado. The scale uses a Class I through Class VI rating system to rank raftable rivers. Rafting in Colorado…

6 Best Rivers to Raft in Colorado

The Rocky Mountains are known for their epic whitewater rivers, and the state has its fair share of top rafting locations. Colorado has more than a dozen commercial rafting rivers, from the Arkansas River to the Animas River. In this post, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular and best rivers in Colorado for…

What to Bring on a Whitewater Rafting Trip

Whitewater rafting is one of the most scenic, thrilling, and fun adventures you can do in the mountains on your vacation. What makes whitewater rafting so great is its versatility. Anyone can do it, thanks to guided tours. You don’t need a lot of experience if you take your trip with an experienced guide. But…

How to Become a Colorado Whitewater Rafting Guide

If you love the river, becoming a Colorado whitewater rafting guide may be the perfect career. But what does it take to become a rafting guide? It depends on the outfitter you plan on working with, as each has its own standards. However, there are a few basic requirements that you’ll need to meet. In…

Is Rafting Safe For Non-Swimmers?

If you can’t swim and want something outdoors to enjoy, whitewater rafting might be appropriate for you. While rafting can be an exhilarating experience, it’s also considered safe for swimmers who don’t feel confident. Many tour operators offer rafting tours and rafting accessories for beginners. Before signing up for a rafting trip, it’s essential to…

What to Do in Colorado During the Winter If You Don’t Ski

Some people mistakenly think there’s nothing to do in Colorado during the winter than skiing or snowboarding. That couldn’t be further from the truth. The state offers lots to do for the non-skier. There are fun things you can do on the mountain, and there’s plenty to explore off the hill. While the possibilities are…

When is the Best Time to Go Whitewater Rafting in Colorado?

Summer is great for whitewater rafting in Colorado. There are more than a dozen commercially operated rivers in the state. Generally, rafting season in Colorado starts in late April and runs into early October. However, the heart of summer—June, July, and August— is the best time for Colorado whitewater rafting. Below we’ve summarized what to…