The longer days and warmer temps of spring are fast-approaching. As we eagerly anticipate the end of winter, most of us look forward to getting outside and enjoying all that nature has to offer. What most people don't know is that this is also a great time to go whitewater rafting in Colorado. Here are just a few reasons why spring is the ultimate time to enjoy an excursion on the river.
Beat the Summer Crowd
Rafting season in Colorado typically begins in May, but you may be able to hit the rapids as early as March, depending on water levels and weather conditions. An especially popular time for taking on the Arkansas and Clear Creek rivers is summer, though, because that's when most people take their vacations. After all, kids are out of school and schedules are more relaxed. Booking your trip on the river before the June--August crowd means there will be more open time slots available, so you can enjoy the outdoors without having to plan weeks or months in advance. Early in the season, it will seem as though you have the landscape all to yourself.
Take Advantage of Off-Season Discounts
There's yet another benefit to scheduling your trip before the Fourth-of-July-through-Labor-Day-crowd: You may be able to take advantage of off-season discounts on lodging and other amenities. Since spring usually isn't the peak time for whitewater rafting, hotels, restaurants, and entertainment venues that cater to tourists are more likely to provide special offers and other incentives to make your trip that much more fun.
You're in for a One-of-A-Kind Adventure
If you're highly-skilled at whitewater rafting or just looking for a thrill ride-like experience, late spring is the time to hit the rapids. Water levels-- and variations in the weather-- are highest from May to June, so you can quench your thirst for adventure before summer starts. Hydraulics, high waves, and powerful currents can provide just the challenge you're looking for. If you come from a colder climate that's left you cooped up indoors during the long winter, a spring rafting trip is an excellent remedy for cabin fever.
Get a Sneak Peek at the Changing Landscape
Spring is a time of transformation and renewal, revealing beautiful wonders of nature that you don't get to witness during any other season. Animals are coming out of hibernation, flowers are bursting into bloom, and trees are once again beginning to clothe themselves with their lush greenery. You can take in the landscape in all its radiant splendor against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. As the weather warms, the snow begins to melt, feeding the swirling rapids, adding to the excitement of whitewater rafting.
Whether you're a novice or you've been doing this for years, rafting is incredibly enjoyable. You'll get the most out of the experience if you choose a reputable rafting company that values your safety as well as your sense of adventure. We provide all the equipment you need, like helmets, life jackets, water boots, and wetsuits, to protect you from the elements. Our whitewater rafting guides are well-versed in navigating swift river currents, and they're prepared for any situation you might run into.
We've been in the business for more than 30 years, and we've been under the same ownership since we first launched in 1989. We offer plenty of options to fit your skill level, budget, and schedule-- whether you're looking for an action-packed weekend on the river or something a little more laid-back. When you book a trip with us, your next outdoor adventure is just around the bend.