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What Water Levels Mean in the Context of Rafting

Whitewater rafting is both a sport and hobby that creates great thrills and spine chills in enthusiasts.  Every experienced rafter knows the degree of spine chills that he or she wants or can take while rafting at any water level.  What water levels mean in the context of rafting.  While some water levels are smooth and… Read more »

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Is Rafting Safe?

Outdoor recreation is more popular than ever. People of all ages are getting outdoors and experimenting with new activities, including white water rafting. Going white water rafting “Colorado style” can be an amazing experience. You may be wondering, is rafting safe?  Is this something the whole family can enjoy?  There are several reasons why rafting… Read more »

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Do It All with Multisport Colorado Vacation Packages

The hardest part of a Colorado vacation is choosing what to do. River rafting is a natural choice, but, you don’t want to miss any of the other exciting experiences like horseback riding or seeing the sights as you cruise by on a train. At Raft Masters, we offer multisport packages that make it easy… Read more »

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The Joys of Rafting in September and October in Colorado on the Arkansas

One of the most exciting adventures anyone can experience is rafting on the Arkansas River in September and October. There’s fewer people to contend with, the water flow is perfect, the weather is delightfully warm and breezy and the river’s flora and fauna are abundantly vivid. Considered one of the most popular whitewater rafting destinations… Read more »

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How To Buy A Whitewater Raft

Whether you’re a rafting regular or simply enjoy the occasional whitewater excursion with your family, there’s a good chance you’ve given some thought to the possibility of buying a whitewater raft of your own. Owning a raft means holding greater freedom when determining the location and timing for your next trip. However, raft ownership also… Read more »

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What to Bring Whitewater Rafting

Wondering what to bring whitewater rafting? As in so many activities, the proper equipment can make or break a whitewater outing. The trick to successfully outfitting yourself for a raft trip is to balance the inherent space limitations of your mode of transport with the demands for safety and comfort out in the elements. Here… Read more »

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Family Rafting

Your kids crave adventure, but you’re worried about safety. Whitewater rafting with kids can be and enjoyable and exciting adventure for the whole family with minimal risk. Family rafting trips are specifically designed for youngsters; these mild adventures quickly put worried parents’ minds at ease. For the perfect outdoor adventure, consider a Family Float Trip… Read more »

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Rafting Rapids Classifications

The American Whitewater Association assigns rapids classifications based on river difficulty levels as a guideline for whitewater rafting comparison. Weather conditions and changes in the environment can change the level of difficulty for a waterway during seasonal times of year. For best information, consult a local river guide as to the rapids classifications and difficulty… Read more »

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Being a River Raft Guide

If you can’t think of anything more thrilling than a life spent on the open … well, river … then becoming a raft guide might be for you. The water’s fast pace combined with the slower tempo of outdoor life is admittedly an appealing combination, especially in today’s work-driven, electronics-fueled world. After all, the freedom… Read more »

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10 Whitewater Rafting Safety Tips from Raft Masters

Whether on vacation or just getting out of the house to cool off, whitewater rafting is a fun and invigorating outdoor activity and a great way to enjoy the outdoors no matter what your ability or experience level.  White water rafting is not just for the crazy hard core mountain people anymore.  This popular sport… Read more »