What to Wear White Water Rafting in Colorado

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in Rafting, Trip Planning
What to Wear White Water Rafting in Colorado

As the weather turns warmer in the high country, the snows of winter melt and give way to the whitewater rivers of summer. The same snow that provides world-class snow skiing and snowboarding opportunities melts, rejuvenates our alpine ecosystem, and gives way to whitewater rapids in the summer in a cycle of outdoor adventure fun. […]

How to Plan a July 4th River Trip

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Holidays, Rafting, Summer, Trip Planning
How to Plan a July 4th River Trip

There really is no better way to celebrate Independence Day than with whitewater rafting. The whitewater is going to be great this year, so why not spend your 4th of July rafting with Colorado River Rentals! CRR and AVA Rafting & Zipline have outposts in some of the most fun small towns in Colorado, including […]

History of Rafting

Posted by on May 27, 2017 in Rafting
History of Rafting

Whitewater rafting has a pretty exciting history. As far as historians know, rafting began when the Nez Perce and other Native American tribes built rafts in Oregon and Idaho. Flowing through Oregon is the Columbia River. This river and its tributaries provided abundant fishing for the many tribes living along the water. Along Columbia’s largest […]

5 Signs You Should Quit Your Job and Become a River Guide

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Raft Guide, Rafting
5 Signs You Should Quit Your Job and Become a River Guide

Believe it or not, the “Daily Grind” doesn’t have to mean going to work in a stressful and unhappy environment. If work is a daily commitment that is affecting your happiness, it may be time to reevaluate. Maybe you’re making more money than you know what to do with, but if you’re still unhappy and […]

How We’re Preparing for Opening Day

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Gear, Rafting, Summer
How We’re Preparing for Opening Day

Spring and summer activities are just around the corner! Who loves the sunshine and playing in water? I know I sure do. Here at Colorado River Rentals, we just can’t wait for it. In preparation for the warm weather ahead we have been making all the preparation we possibly can to go from wild to […]

What to Wear for Spring Rafting

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017 in Rafting, Spring
What to Wear for Spring Rafting

Whitewater rafting in the early rafting season can be both exciting and cold. During spring rafting season, you will want to have the appropriate type of gear if you plan to raft in May or June. You want to be covered in key places and wear the right types of materials to ensure the trip […]

Bucket List: Where We Want to Raft in 2017

Bucket List: Where We Want to Raft in 2017

Whitewater rafting offers the thrill of a lifetime and an opportunity to experience the most scenic rivers in the United States and abroad. Thanks to professional guide companies, whitewater rafting is accessible to nearly everyone; from family-friendly float trips to raging river, rafting adventures for the passionate aficionado. Listed below are just a few of […]

Summer Adventure Guide: Kremmling, CO

Summer Adventure Guide: Kremmling, CO

Just north of the ski resorts in Summit County, on route to Steamboat, is the small town of Kremmling. The area experienced a boom in the early 1900s, as ambitious Coloradoans transitioned from ventures in mining to ranching. Modern day Kremmling is still a quaint mountain town, surrounded by rustic homesteads and natural beauty. Its […]

5 Reasons to Visit Estes Park in the Summer

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Camping, Destinations, Rafting, Scenery, Summer, Travel
5 Reasons to Visit Estes Park in the Summer

Looking for summer vacation ideas? Estes Park, Colorado is home to the world-renown Rocky Mountain National Park. With endless sights and activities, it’s easy to see why this destination is so popular for both Colorado locals and visitors alike. Need a little more convincing? Here are 5 reasons why you should visit Estes Park this […]

Understanding the Rapid Classes

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in Rafting
Understanding the Rapid Classes

When planning a rafting trip it is important to understand the different classes of rapids and the different skill levels required. This might seem like a hefty task, but luckily it is fairly easy once a person understands the basics of each class. The international scale of rapids is a good baseline for understanding the […]