UPPER COLORADO RAFTING: HALF-DAY
|Meeting Time||: 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM|
|Minimum Age||: 4 years old|
|Meeting Location||: Mad Adventures River Office in Kremmling|
|Cost||: $65+ for Adults & $55+ for Youth (4 to 12 yrs.)|
|Season||: Late May to early September|
Statistically Rafting Is Extremely Safe Of course there’s no guarantee that any activity is one hundred percent safe , but compared to other activities whitewater rafting is generally considered safe . Statistically, there are fewer fatalities each year for whitewater rafting than recreational swimming or even bicycling.
Colorado’s whitewater rafting season runs from late April through mid September. We recommend guests looking for the ultimate Colorado whitewater rafting experience to book a trip from June – August, though early and late season conditions can still be a ton of fun!
The short answer is no. There is no hard and fast weight limit for whitewater rafting . The longer answer is that weight could impact some other factors that play into whether you should go on a trip with us.
If you are swept away from the white water raft and cannot reach it , use your hands to turn your body so that your feet are facing downstream and you can see where you are floating. Always float on your back with your face out of the water . All the while, keep your feet at or above the surface of the water .
Spring. Late May to late June, springtime runoff from snowmelt makes for the most exciting time of rafting season for whitewater , with cooler river temperatures and smaller crowds.
Yes! You can go whitewater rafting without strong swimming abilities. While some swimming skills are a plus for any water activity, the Colorado Adventure Center offers a variety of rafting trips and aerial activities for non – swimmers .
Well, whitewater rafting is the same. It’s addicting. the wild rapids, the unexpected twists and turns, the screams of excitement. It’s thrilling!
Now to take a deeper look at the question of if rafting is scary . 99% of clients have the most fear while listening to the safety speech. The mental fear of the unknown is the scariest part of rafting . While you are in the river enjoying the adventure after the first couple rapids , the fear seems to dissipate.
The length of the trip you choose will also affect how much dough you need to set aside for this getaway. For example, a five-day trip will cost you somewhere in the $1,800 – $2,000 range per person, whereas a full 15-day trip will set you back at least $4,000.
Interpreting the standard class I – VI whitewater rafting levels: CLASS I RAPIDS » Moving water with small waves that tug at the boat in a downstream flow – it’s a relaxing way to spend the day. CLASS II RAPIDS » CLASS III RAPIDS » CLASS IV RAPIDS » CLASS V RAPIDS » CLASS VI RAPIDS »
10 Whitewater Rafting Safety Tips Choose a licensed and professional rafting outfitter. Always wear a life jacket, or personal flotation device (PFD). Be safe and comfortable. Make sure you have the right outerwear for the day. Hold the paddle properly. Stay in the boat! Know the proper swimming techniques. Know the commands – High-Siding.
An average tip for a half day trip is $3-$5 a person, a one day trip is $5-$7 a person, and a two day trip is usually $10-$15 a person.
There’s really no wrong time to visit and raft the Grand Canyon during the commercial rafting season , but if moderate weather is a factor, the fall season might be the right time for you. April and May are popular months because of the moderate weather, as well as the chance to see some blooming flowers.
between 1.5 to 2 hours