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Experience the Thrill - Colorado Rafting Trips
Looking for an outdoor adventure that combines thrilling action with breathtaking scenery? Tired of standing in line at amusement parks, or sharing the lake with a zillion jet skis and motor boats? You just may be ready for the thrill of a Colorado rafting trip!
Whether this is your first time on white waters, or you are a seasoned veteran, a Colorado rafting trip is guaranteed to offer excitement, challenge and some unforgettable memories.
Colorado Rafting Trips for First-Timers
As you choose your first rafting adventure, you need to be aware of the Rapids Classification system. The system rates a river's difficulty from Class I (easy to navigate, no maneuvering skills required) up to Class V (extreme difficulty, potentially dangerous and requires advanced whitewater skills). The classification actually goes up to Class VI: these rapids are considered so extreme and dangerous that few people even attempt to ride these, and then only when conditions are considered ideal.
If this is your first time, try a Class I or maybe Class II trip. Class I requires little more than a life jacket and a quick overview of safety details, while a Class II trip will require some basic training and more experienced paddling skills.
Have young kids? No problem. There are some terrific "family float" options available on the Class I rivers; the kids will enjoy the experience and feel like true adventurers. You'll be able to relax knowing the risk is small, as long as you follow just a few basic safety guidelines. In addition, you'll all enjoy the amazing scenery that only a Colorado rafting trip can provide. View snow capped mountains behind soaring pines as you make your way down the clear, cool water.
Colorado Rafting Trips for Experienced River Rats
Been there and done that on other rivers? You'll find plenty of extreme challenges in Colorado. How about a full day trip through the headwaters of the Arkansas River? This section of river, called The Numbers, is known as one of the most challenging areas for Colorado rafting trips.
Costs for Colorado Rafting Trips
Like any outdoor adventure, the price depends on how long a trip you take, the amenities provided, and how many people are in your party. You can find some beautiful half-day trips for under $40/person (even less for the little ones) or go big with an advanced rafting package for upwards of $100/day. Want to extend the experience? Some trips include riverside meals, or overnight accommodations. The choice is yours. Whatever you pick from the variety of Colorado rafting trips available, the memories are priceless.
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