What to Look For When Choosing a Whitewater Rafting Company

Whitewater rafting is one of the most exhilarating experiences in the world. From the cool water splashing your face to the intense, heart-pumping plunge down the river, nothing compares to whitewater rafting. But before you head out on your excursion, you should always make sure that you’re working with a qualified and experienced rafting company…. Read more »

Female Raft Guide

Perspective from a Female Raft Guide

By Jessica Weigum After finishing up my third season as a Whitewater Raft Guide, I was back home decompressing and looking forward to ski season. About a week in, I went to a little get together hosted by some close friends of mine. The problem was I didn’t know anyone there besides the hosts, so… Read more »

beautiful fall colors on arkansas river

6 Reasons To Go Rafting In Colorado In The Fall

September seems to mark the end of the summer but that doesn’t mean the summer’s activities are done.  The crowds have gone away, the kids are back in school, and the pace has slowed down.  And for those of us in the rafting industry it’s one of our favorite times of year.  Here’s six of… Read more »

friends after a raftmasters raft trip

A Day in the Life of a Raft Masters Guide

The day begins early.  Gotta be up and rolling by 6:30 or 7:00 am.  I shake the sand out of my hair from yesterday’s trip, brush my teeth, take a quick shower, and it’s out the door for breakfast, coffee, and on a good day an amazing take-out burrito from one of a couple nearby… Read more »

raft getting sprayed with water from rapids on Clear Creek Raft Masters Tours Colorado

26 White Water Rafting Terms and Sayings Few Will Know

Are you finding yourself daydreaming at work about all the fun you’re going to have white water rafting this coming summer?  So are we!  Here are some “insider” terms you won’t find in advertising or on websites that you can drop on your next rafting trip to really get your guide’s or fellow guest’s attention!… Read more »

White Water Rafting Colorado Springs

Packing Essentials for Camping and Overnight White Water Rafting

If you are looking to have the adventure of a lifetime, Colorado camping and white water rafting is the way to go. Expect an amazing experience full of scenery, mountains, whitewater, and excitement. And like any outdoor activity, being properly equipped and prepared is key to enjoying your experience. If an overnight rafting trip is… Read more »

Life of a river guide

Tips for Having a Fun and Memorable White Water Rafting Adventure with Your Kids

Here in Colorado, we enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes the West has to offer. Both the Arkansas River and Clear Creek offer gorgeous sights, cool water, and wide open skies framed by canyons that are sure to be appreciated by even the most disinterested teenagers. If you have kids, regardless of their age,… Read more »

The Family Bond - A Guide’s Rafting Family

Colorado’s Safest Raft Trip? Raft Masters’ Family Float!

That’s a pretty bold claim! Colorado received epic amounts of snow leading up to the 2019 rafting season, which is resulting in an epic rafting season that occurs once a decade or so.  Snow amounts were the highest in the past 30 years.  For true white water aficionados this is an opportunity to experience genuine… Read more »

friends after a raftmasters raft trip

The Family Bond – A Guide’s Rafting Family

As someone who’s never been in combat, I won’t pretend to know the types of bonds that are created when experiencing such a situation. But I do know about the character and partnerships forged in the midst of intense and perilous trials. It makes me wonder… Do I have friends who have my back? Could… Read more »

Raftmasters Guide Training

A Guide’s View of Guide Training

A real story of a guide’s thoughts about the cost and experience of guide training.   “For the amount of time and training they put into you…its dirt cheap. They’ll even refund it to you after a short time as a paid guide for the company. And the experience of training itself is a once… Read more »