As the summer months approach, many Coloradans are anxiously awaiting the start of whitewater rafting season. Colorado’s snowpack on surrounding mountains holds promising predictions for river conditions, despite droughts in recent years. This is good news for rafters. Each year, Colorado snow plays an important role in water levels in the Colorado River systems. Wyoming and Utah have also had significant snowfall this year, which could bring additional support to the Colorado River basin.
Many mountains surrounding the Dolores, Gunnison, and North Platte have above-average snowpack levels, which could lead to excellent rapids come spring. While the Arkansas River currently has slightly below-average snowpack, snowstorms are still in the forecast. As we head into the season, we’ll be able to enjoy a few more weeks of snowboarding before switching out to rafts and kayaks.
With a promising season ahead, book your trips now so they don’t fill up. Check out some of our videos of rafting the Gunnison, as it’s an experience you have to see to fully believe. Our knowledgeable guides will not only keep you safe but provide an entertaining and unforgettable experience.