FAQ ABOUT RAFTING

Q: WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

A: Cancellations made outside of 2 weeks of your trip are 90% refundable (full cost of trip). Cancellations made between 2 days and 2 weeks of your trip are 50% refundable. Cancellations within 48 hours are 100% non refundable. Trips run regardless of weather, rain or shine. You may purchase cancellation insurance (except for Royal Gorge trips) for 10% of the cost of the trip. With insurance, you may cancel up until 7pm the night before your trip for a 90% refund.

Q: WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

A: May–June & September: Bathing suit/nylon shorts, sunscreen, sunglasses with a retainer, fleece or polypropylene top (no cotton!), wool socks, bottled water, warm change of clothes for after the trip.

July–August: Bathing suit/nylon shorts, sunscreen, sunglasses with a retainer, polypropylene top for class 4-5 trips (no cotton!), bottled water, change of clothes for after the trip.

Q: HOW DO I DECIDE WHAT RIVER IS BEST FOR ME?

A: We employ the international river rating system to describe the waters we paddle: Class II – 

Class V rivers and creeks. New rafters and kayakers should get a feel for the type of whitewater that suits them best by starting out on a less difficult trip. Click on any of the specific rivers above to browse our trip options before signing up for your adventure. Feel free to contact us directly if you’d like further advice on what trip may best suit your comfort level.

Q: HOW DO I BOOK A TRIP?

A: BOOK OR QUOTE NOW or call 877-RAFTING to chat with an adventure specialist today.

Q: DO I NEED ANY PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE TO GO ON A RAFTING TRIP?

A: No previous experience is necessary to enjoy BWR’s rafting trips. BWR and our experienced guides will provide you with everything you need to have a safe, fun and memorable adventure: from all the gear and equipment to comprehensive safety information and basic skills introduction.

Q: HOW ARE YOUR GUIDES TRAINED?

A: All of our guides are First Aid and CPR certified which is the state requirement. Because we like to go above and beyond, almost all of our guides aer Swiftwater Rescue certified and are EMTs, Wilderness First Responders or have the  Outdoor Emergency Care certification. Colorado requires 50 hours of training for river guides. Our new guide training is almost three times this minimum requirement making our raft guides ready to handle any situation that comes their way. If you would like to learn more about our raft guide training, you can watch a short video here!

Q: IS FOOD INCLUDED ON MY TRIP?

A: Some of our trips like the Browns Canyon Sizzler, Full day trips and Overnight trips include food. Our half day trips do not include food but we do have an option to add on breakfast, lunch or dinner to your rafting trip. To be sure, check your trip’s specific details to know if food is included. 

Q: HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN FIT IN ONE RAFT?

A: Not all rafting trips are the same and require a different number of people in each raft. Typically we put 4 to 7 people in one raft. If you are doing a trip on the Colorado River, you can expect around 8 to 10 people in one rafter. 

Q: CAN MY CHILD GO RAFTING?

A: It depends how old your child is and the rafting trip you are doing. Each trip has a different minimum age. We recommend checking trip details to see if your child is old enough to go. Check out family friendly river trips here!

Q: HOW COLD IS THE WATER IN THE RIVERS?

A: The water that is in our rivers comes from the snow we get in the winter so, yes, the water is going to be cold. We provide wetsuits free of charge for the chilly water but it does warm up slightly as the season goes on. 

Q: IF IT’S RAINING WILL OUR TRIP BE CANCELLED?

A: No! You are going to get wet regardless if it is raining or not. Our trips can carry on even in a rainstorm because you are in the lowest point of the area and in a rubber boat. 

Q: DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO SWIM TO GO RAFTING?

A: Not for our mellow rafting trips! Every rafter is required to wear a personal floatation device (PFD. For our more advanced rafting trips, we do require that guests know how to swim as an extra safety precaution. If you have more questions about this, please give us a call at 877-RAFTING!