Weddings and Rafting
July 12th, 2013
Colorado is a prime destination for lovebirds to tie the knot. With beautiful sunshine, majestic mountains and gorgeous scenery, Colorado is an ideal spot to make a memory with that special someone. The state is abundant with summertime activities. One of the most popular of these activities is whitewater rafting. Stay an extra day after the wedding festivities or arrive a day early to take advantage of the fantastic rafting this great state has to offer. The rivers in Colorado run on snow melt from the immense mountains above, so the water can be a bit chilly, and definitely refreshing!
There is everything from beginner family float trips that will take children as young as three years old to one of the most technical and advanced sections of river in the world, something for everyone! If you are staying close to Denver, venture about 30 miles west to Idaho Springs to participate in some rafting on the Clear Creek River. Clear Creek is a fun, technical, narrow river that runs parallel with interstate 70 and offers some first-class rafting.
If you are attending a wedding ceremony in the high rockies, there are a few options. The Arkansas River in Granite, Colorado has some of the most popular stretches of river in the country. The Brown’s Canyon, The Numbers, and Pine Creek are the sections of the river that offer some of the most beautiful scenery in the state. Don’t forget about the little ones, and take a trip up to Kremmling, Colorado where you can raft on the scenic Upper Colorado Float tour. For the adrenaline junkie, venture to Gore Canyon, one of the most extreme sections of whitewater in the country. This tour only runs on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday in the month of August.
There is no shortage of rivers in Colorado, be sure not to miss out on this awesome opportunity.