It’s finally that time of the year again – The rivers of Colorado have started to churn out whitewater and the 2013 Colorado rafting season is a GO! In case you didn’t know, Colorado got POUNDED by snow all April, and as a result the snowpack is up more than 324% of what it was this time last year. This is exciting news as the snow melt is promising to make this one of the best rafting years in recent memory.
Starting Sunday May 4th both the Arkansas River and the Clear Creek will be running their full assortment of whitewater rafting trips. These trips include all difficulty ranges, from splashy beginner runs to tumultuous advanced full day trips. Early season rafting often offers the most breathtaking views of the snow capped Rockies and you definitely want to go on one of these early season trips to take full advantage of this.
The signs are all pointing to an amazing year and we’re excited at the possibilities. Every veteran rafter knows that a high water level can turn even the gentles of Class III’s into an unpredictable heart-pumping thrill ride. To get an idea of what to expect on a high water level year, check out this video of Brown’s Canyon from the high water of 3 summers ago: Brown’s Canyon Rafting Video