George Wendt: A Profile on the Man Behind OARS 

George Wendt’s rafting career started in 1962 when he took a trip on the Colorado River with a makeshift raft and canoe paddles. From there, he began exploring and taking new trips on rafts, canoes, and kayaks. As one of the first 1,100 people to raft through the Grand Canyon, Wendt decided it was time to […]

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 […]

Our Favorite Rafting Videos

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Colorado River Trip Stories, Rafting
Our Favorite Rafting Videos

What’s more fun than watching some amazing footage of white water hijinx and all around river madness? Nothing when it’s not you, am I right?! So strap on your helmet, wetsuit and personal couch GoPro as you enjoy the wet and wild sometime (mis)adventures! Tubing the Upper Gauley There is more to life than just […]

Explore! National Read a Roadmap Day is Coming

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in Colorado River Trip Stories

While Colorado may not be the largest state, it certainly has a lot to see and do. If you have been itching for adventure, but quite haven’t found a reason to leave your house, never fear for National Read Roadmap Day is coming! Put away your smartphones and GPS’, grab a map and pick a […]

5 Spring Hikes to Get you Ready for Summer

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Colorado River Trip Stories

The Best Spring Hikes to Get You Ready for Summer As sad as it may be to admit, the winter season will soon be ending. However, you shouldn’t be too sad because it means hiking season is upon us. While it might take us some adjusting going from our skiing to hiking muscles, spring weather […]

A Family Overnight Trip on the Upper Colorado River

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Colorado River Trip Stories
A Family Overnight Trip on the Upper Colorado River

Want to get on the river but don’t want a guided excursion? Colorado River Rentals has what you need to make it happen. A trip on the Upper Colorado River is sure to please the kids, relax the adults and help you all unplug and reconnect. Rent some river gear for a short half day […]