What is Wakayama Rafting?

Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Class IV, Gear, Rafting, Summer, Travel
What is Wakayama Rafting?

When you think of a crazy whitewater rafting trip some of the things that come to mind are kayaking waterfalls or rafting big class V whitewater. This may be the case here in the states but in the Wakayama Prefecture of Japan they take high adventure rafting to a whole new level. Kitayama River, which lies deep […]

Memorial Day on the Colorado River

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in Class IV, Fly Fishing
Memorial Day on the Colorado River

Memorial Day Weekend is quickly approaching and many families are starting to plan their relaxing escape from winter’s woes.  With the snow melt comes the start of summer fun.  From grilling out to whitewater rafting, Memorial Day Weekend offers the opportunity for those struck with cabin fever to shake their legs out and enjoy some […]

Important Things to Remember About Spring Rafting

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Camping, Class IV, Overnight Trip, Rafting
Important Things to Remember About Spring Rafting

Now that the snow has stopped falling for the spring in the mountains and the weather has finally come out into the 40’s, the spring run off has begun!  Spring runoff occurs when the snow-pack that feeds the rivers is melting at the highest rate all year, providing rafters and kayakers with tasty river lines. Spring […]

Vail Whitewater Race Series

Vail Whitewater Race Series

It is almost that time of year again for the annual Vail Whitewater Race Series hosted by Alpine Quest Sports and Vail Recreation District. This is a great time for adventurous athletes to come out and show their talent on the water! If you have what it takes to win the “Golden Paddle” then suit up and […]

The Worst Things about Rafting

The Worst Things about Rafting

Now that spring has sprung and weather is finally warmer than 35 degrees, the snow is beginning to melt. For skiers and snowboarders this may not be ideal as this means the mountains are closing and the skiable terrain is shrinking. For those who enjoy rafting and kayaking, this means the season is just about to begin. Here are […]

Our Summertime Wish List

Our Summertime Wish List

Now that the ski resorts have pretty much closed for the season and the weather is sunnier and warmer, spring runoff is right around the corner. For rafting enthusiasts alike April is the time to start tracking the snowpack’s melting rates and heating trends across your favorite watersheds headwaters. April will give you the best […]

Countdown to Opening Day on the Colorado River!

Countdown to Opening Day on the Colorado River!

Now that April is upon us, our Cliffside zipline is running and whitewater rafting in Granite and Idaho Springs begins on April 30th. As with most weather based activities this does not mean all rafting locations will be opening on the 30th like our Granite and Idaho Springs locations will. Our family fun Kremmling outpost will be […]

Rafting with Dogs

Rafting with Dogs

The ski season may be coming to a close but summer is knocking on the door as the sun is out more and more and the weather is finally breaking out of the 30’s. As the snow begins to melt and the water starts flowing down the canyons and creeks of Colorado, rafting season is soon to […]

A History of Whitewater Rafting in the West

Have you ever thought about what people did before today’s advanced transportation? Well long ago, whitewater rafting was one of the first forms of transportation. Rafts and canoes were used by Native Americans while navigating through North America’s vast waterways. This made it possible to transport people and supplies as well as hunt for food.  In […]

Skills & Qualities Necessary for Class IV Rafting

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Class IV, Rafting, Summer, Travel, Trip Planning
Skills & Qualities Necessary for Class IV Rafting

As the snow begins to melt and the sun burns hotter and hotter during the afternoons, you know summer is right around the corner. Summers in Colorado offer picturesque scenery, warm weather and never ending slew of amazing outdoor activities. While hiking and camping tend to be the most popular outdoor activity amongst visitors, whitewater […]