Let Mother Nature take you on a wild river ride.
Hello summer! This weather has really been scorching lately, and we’ve been looking for a way to get out of the heat and into the water. If you’ve never been whitewater rafting, then good news, because most of these companies have kicked things into high gear this year and have returned to guide you through some epic (and family friendly) water adventures. Here are 5 rafting companies that you can book with today.
MAD Adventures has been operating for 35 years here in Colorado, coordinating rafting and off-roading adventures suited for all levels. They do their whitewater rafting tours on the Colorado river, with full day and half day options available. The entire adventure is around 45 minutes long, and you can choose between lighter classes I through III for the family or high-speed rafting levels for adults. You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
AVA Rafting Company is your all-out adventure destination, with options only 30 minutes from Denver in Clear Creek to the Arkansas River, which is 2.5 hours from Denver. Denver’s central location makes it easy to explore all of the white water adventures that AVA has to offer. AVA doesn’t just offer high-adrenaline rafting either, but they’ve also got exciting zipline adventures and more calm activities as well like horseback riding, fly fishing, and hot air balloon riding. Check into a cabin and get ready for a weekend jam-packed full of adventure. Give them a call at 800-370-0581 to book your next trip.
Just west of Denver is Clear Creek where Clear Creek Rafting Company is offering guided rafting tours for people of all ages. Not to mention, Clear Creek offers some of Colorado’s most thrilling white water rafting. If you’re okay with driving a little bit farther out, you can also check out their daily rafting guides on the wild and scenic Arkansas river. Their number to book is 800-353-9901.
Feast your eyes on one of the most beautiful areas in Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park. A little farther out (only 45 minutes) sure, but still easily accessible. After conquering Clear Creek River, head over to the neighboring Idaho Springs for local hikes and a historic downtown area. Don’t forget to visit some of the downtown’s nicest restaurants as well, and make the most out of day trip or weekend getaway. You can find all their information on pricing and packages here.
5. Raft Masters
Raft Masters has been operating since 1989 and is the one stop destination for rafters of all ages. They offer beginner and advanced rafting, as well as raft packages which combine other cool sports like ATV riding and Jeeps. You can give them a call at 719-275-6645 or book on their website.
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