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Colorado Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking
White River Rafting & Kayaking

 

Rafting in the Colorado Rockies is a breathtaking experience-literally. Each spring, massive volumes of snowmelt makes its way from the high country, squeezes through canyons and creates whitewater, the essence of rafting. Outfitters operate commercial raft trips on 13 river systems throughout Colorado. River guides are entertainers, historians, geologists, biologists and chefs. Along with the excitement and laughter, you'll also come away from a Colorado river trip with an education. The State of Colorado requires that commercial river outfitters be licensed. The majority of rafting trips take place from May through August. There are Minimum age requirements depending on the classification of whitewater.

The International Rapid Rating Scale:

  • Class I: Easy. Fast moving water with riffles, small waves.
  • Class II: Novice. Straightforward rapids, wide, clear channels.
  • Class III: Intermediate. Rapids, moderate, irregular waves.
  • Class IV: Advanced. Intense, powerful rapids, precise boat handling.
  • Class V: Expert. Long, obstructed, violent rapids.

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Sable Mountain Outfitters: Fishing, Hunting, Horse Rides link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Scenic trail rides, high country fishing camp at Marvine Lake, Belgian horse wagon rides, guided big game hunting, and drop camps. Near Meeker in White River National Forest and Flat Tops Wilderness.

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Meeker, Colorado includes: Buford, Trappers Lake



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