4 Ways to Explore the Colorado River
June 24th, 2014
Nestled away in the Rockies Mountains is the mighty Colorado River. What makes this namesake river exactly so special and unique? Well, for one, it is home to gently flowing whitewater suitable for the entire family, while, at the same time hosting one of the wildest and most advanced sections of whitewater, Gore Canyon. Starting out at over 10,000 feet above sea level, the river travels 1,450 miles, passing through Utah and Arizona, ultimately reaching the Gulf of California in Mexico. With that much river, how could you not be tempted to explore? Here are 4 ways to explore the Colorado River with Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting that will instill a greater appreciation for the river, within you.
Perhaps, the best way to experience all the glory of the Colorado River, is by scheduling an Upper Colorado River Float Trip. While navigating your way down this graceful section, you will witness the majestic Gore Range and Mountain Ranchland, all while soaking up the sun. However, don’t be fooled by the calmness of the river, between the cliff jumping and the class II rapids along the way, your family will be sure to achieve the perfect thrill!
For the more adventurous soul we have inflatable kayaks (duckies) available for rent, making you the captain of your very own vessel! Our duckies allow you to paddle and move through the rapids at your own pace and are great for the independent adventurer or adolescent.
In the past few years, one craze that has really made it’s presence known in the outdoor community are the ever popular Stand Up Paddle Boards, or SUPs for short. Similar to a surfboard, one stands up and paddles the board down the Colorado River. Don’t be fooled, though, in some sections it may feel as if you are moseying gently down stream, but in other sections you’ll find yourself in rapids on nothing but a paddleboard, so get ready!
For the true adrenaline junkie, Gore Canyon is the place for you! The infamous Gore Canyon is home to class V advanced whitewater, and is not for the faint of heart. This timeless Colorado rafting trip that channels you through stunning mountain scenery and beneath towering peaks, provides several class IV rapids until you reach the mouth of Tunnel Falls, where will you continue to raft and drop an astonishing 120 feet per mile!
Whether, you are looking to soak up the sun on one of our float trips or tackle Gore Canyon, the Colorado River has something for everyone, so choose the perfect method of exploring the Colorado River today!