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 »

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 »

Best Reasons for Spring Whitewater Rafting in Colorado


Best Reasons for Spring Whitewater Rafting in Colorado

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… Read more »

Choosing a River for White Water Rafting in Colorado (Mobile version)


Choosing a River for Whitewater Rafting in Colorado

You want to go river rafting in Colorado! Good choice. Whitewater rafting in Colorado is one of the most popular summer outdoor activities. There are many rivers in the state where river rafting is available, but how do you choose which river for your adventure? Denver and Colorado Springs are the two most populous cities… Read more »

White Water Rafting Colorado Springs


Whitewater Rafting in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs to many people is “the” gateway to the beauty of Colorado.  Nestled snugly against “America’s Mountain”, 14,000-foot Pikes Peak is the spectacular backdrop to your visit to Colorado.  If you arrived by air one of the first things you will notice is the convenience of the Colorado Springs airport.  Unlike Denver International Airport,… Read more »

River rapids classifications Raft Masters


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 »

beautiful fall colors on arkansas river


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 »