10 Things River Veterans Don’t Do

10 Things River Veterans Don’t Do

Whether this is your first time whitewater rafter (Woohoo!) or you are looking for some pro tips to improve your next trip, I consulted with some of our senior whitewater rafting guides to create a list of the top 10 mistakes we see on…

Featured Recipe: Decadent Dark Chocolate Energy Bars

Featured Recipe: Decadent Dark Chocolate Energy Bars

We do our best to keep you from getting hungry with our complimentary continental breakfast, lunches on full day trips, and multi-course meals on overnights, but from time to time, you might get a little hungry. Here’s a snack that’s easy to tuck into…

Top Three Reasons to go Whitewater Rafting This Mother’s Day

Top Three Reasons to go Whitewater Rafting This Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, treat Mom to some quality family time you are all sure to remember. Here are our top three reasons to go whitewater rafting this Mother’s Day! Top Three Reasons to go Whitewater Rafting This Mother’s Day 1. Quality Family Time Whitewater…

Featured Stretch of River: Royal Gorge

Featured Stretch of River: Royal Gorge

Ask our guides what their favorite stretch of Class V rafting is along the Arkansas River and chances are they’ll say the Royal Gorge. Known for its iconic history and fast flows, whitewater rafting through the Royal Gorge is a guaranteed fun time! Just…

Colorado Adventures: How to Spot a Bald Eagle

Colorado Adventures: How to Spot a Bald Eagle

Spotting a bald eagle is one of the coolest things about an adventure on the river! We’re sharing what to look for – and some of the best ways to access Colorado’s bald eagle hotspots. Few things can replicate the majesty of a bald…

Arkansas River: Come for the Rafting, Stay for the Trout!

Arkansas River: Come for the Rafting, Stay for the Trout!

We all know of the Arkansas River as the Mecca of whitewater rafting, but did you know it boasts another accolade? Anglers rejoice – the 102 mile stretch of river starting near Leadville to the Royal Gorge in Cañon City is Gold Medal Trout…

Featured Post: Upper Colorado River

Featured Post: Upper Colorado River

Lusting for some whitewater fun, but feeling a little intimidated by the class III-V rapids found on our Arkansas River options? No worries – our Upper Colorado River trips are the perfect solution! Featuring a handful of splashy class II rapids, unique pit stops…

How to Protect Your Cell Phone

How to Protect Your Cell Phone

We all know cell phones and water do not go well together, so how does one protect a cell phone for a whitewater rafting trip? Our best advice: You Don’t. This is a bold claim to make, so let’s back it up. The reason…

The Best Colorado River Rafting Recipes for Seriously Satisfying Eats

The Best Colorado River Rafting Recipes for Seriously Satisfying Eats

Going on a Colorado whitewater river rafting adventure? Awesome. You need to eat well to have a good time – and these recipes are easy and will keep you satisfied. Enjoy! If you’ve ever spent copious amounts of time in the water doing recreational…

Is a Rafting Trip a Luxury Vacation?

Is a Rafting Trip a Luxury Vacation?

Vacations are the ultimate luxury and while whitewater rafting doesn’t traditionally fall into the luxury bracket, here at WA we strive to prove otherwise. Imagine wiggling your toes in the soft golden sand as you hear the gentle crash of waves along the shore….

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