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It’s Whitewater Rafting Permit Season!

It’s Whitewater Rafting Permit Season!

Planning a float down a popular river this year?  You better be prepared!  January is the month to get all your permit applications filled out, as many are due within the first two months of the year.  Grab a cold beverage, sit down with your rafting crew, and dive into the tedious task of paperwork for your 2018 river adventures.

Desolation / Grays Canyon

LOCATION: Utah
RIVER(S): Green River between Ouray and Green River Town
CLASS: II-III
DUE DATE: January 31st, 2018
LENGTH: 128 miles
LEARN MORE
APPLY HERE

Hells Canyon

LOCATIONIdaho
RIVER(S): Snake River between Hells Canyon and Pittsburg Landing (Part of 4 Rivers)
CLASS: III-IV
DUE DATE: January 31st, 2018
LENGTH: 32 miles
LEARN MORE
APPLY HERE

Salmon River

LOCATION: Idaho
RIVER(S): Salmon River between Hammer Creek and Snake River (Part of 4 Rivers)
CLASS: II-IV
DUE DATE: January 31st, 2018
LENGTH: 50 miles
LEARN MORE
APPLY HERE

Salt River Canyon Wilderness

“Arizona’s Other Grand Canyon”
LOCATION
Arizona
RIVER(S): Upper Salt River
CLASS: II-IV
DUE DATE: February 1st, 2018
LENGTH: 60 miles
LEARN MORE
APPLY HERE

San Juan River

LOCATION: Utah
RIVER(S):
 San Juan River between Montezuma Creek and Clay Hills in the Bear Ears National Monument
CLASS: II-III
DUE DATE: January 31st, 2018
LENGTH: 26.5 miles
LEARN MORE
APPLY HERE

Yampa River

LOCATION: Colorado
RIVER(S): 
Yampa River between Deer Lodge Park and Echo Park / Dinosaur National Monument
CLASS: II-IV
DUE DATE: January 31st, 2018
LENGTH46 miles
LEARN MORE
APPLY HERE

There are so many rivers with incredible whitewater in the West that the list could go on for days.  Not even mentioned above is anything east of the Mississippi River, including top notch whitewater in the Carolinas and West Virginia.  The most important part of planning your 2018 adventures is preparation.  With the majority of these application deadlines being at the end of January, if you snooze, you lose when it comes to rafting where you want this year.

If you’re not sure where you and your crew want to raft, check out these suggestions by Rafting America.  Do you know what gear you need and what you’re getting yourselves into?  Whitewater can become intense, and it is very important your group knows how to navigate rapids comfortably and have a solid amount of experience on the water.  Colorado River Rentals has all the rafting equipment needed for your adventure.  With everything from wetsuits, helmets, and PFDs to a 16 foot raft with paddles for rent, we’re your one stop shop before you head to the river.  Call Colorado River Rentals today!

970-423-7036

 

*Featured image courtesy of Wilderness Aware Rafting.