Colorado River Headwaters

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High in Rocky Mountain National Park, the Colorado River is a mere ribbon of water as it starts flowing westward, gathering momentum, breadth and depth on the descent. The Colorado River Headwaters Scenic and Historic Byway accompanies this treasured water source for about 80 miles of its 1,450-mile journey to the Gulf of California. As … Read more Colorado River Headwaters

Colorado River: Paddling Through God’s Country

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 Colorado was built for people who love the outdoors. And what’s not to like? With almost 300 sunny days a year and some of the best scenery in the country, it’s the perfect place for adventure lovers. But there are some of us, dare I admit it, who aren’t always out there climbing fourteeners, mountain … Read more Colorado River: Paddling Through God’s Country

On the Arkansas: Colorado White-Knuckle Adventure

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The river crashes down a churning channel of froth and foam, pummeling boulders and slamming cliffs. A rubber raft aims straight for the turbulence. Entering in the mayhem, the boat bucks and buckles like a Brahma bull. Water flies, waves crash and paddle-wielding passengers scream in delight. This is what they paid for – a … Read more On the Arkansas: Colorado White-Knuckle Adventure

Top Five Gunnison Activities: Water Sports

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 At 7,700 feet of altitude and inside a river basin, Gunnison, Colorado is a well-endowed setting for summer fun and high adventure. Check out Gunnison for iconic outdoor Rocky Mountain activities like rafting and fly fishing, or try something new and brave the rapids by surf board, “duckie,” or stand-up paddle. Gunnison is so into … Read more Top Five Gunnison Activities: Water Sports

Roaming Durango with Kids: From Rails to Rafting

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If Durango is your family’s summer vacation destination, start planning your itinerary now to experience the best kid-friendly activities available in this historic mountain town. Durango has such an abundance of fun things for kids to do, you’ll have a tough time choosing where to begin your adventure. Here are two of Durango’s best summer … Read more Roaming Durango with Kids: From Rails to Rafting

Buffalo Joe’s: Ultimate Whitewater Rafting Experience in Colorado

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Along the scenic Arkansas River in Buena Vista, Colorado, Buffalo Joe’s Whitewater Rafting company is providing all the fun of summer. From half-day adventures to full-day journeys, this family owned and operated business is one of the most enjoyable whitewater rafting experiences around with a steak lunch and knowledgeable river guides further accentuating world-class boating … Read more Buffalo Joe’s: Ultimate Whitewater Rafting Experience in Colorado

Relax by the Waterfront at the Rockey River Resort

Sometimes a motel doesn’t quite fit in with the theme of your vacation, no matter how many amenities the lodging in Gunnison may offer. This is especially true when you have planned your vacation around fishing, rafting or other water activities. If ever there was a time to reserve a cabin right on the water, … Read more Relax by the Waterfront at the Rockey River Resort

A Match Made in Heaven: Rainbow Trout and Surrealist Art

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Cradled at 7,220 feet in the Rockies and past snaking mountain roads, Evergreen offers its visitors a bevy of activities to take part in, both in the winter and summer months.  With a number of activities ranging from those found indoors to those enjoyed outdoors, visitors to the town will find physically challenging endeavors as … Read more A Match Made in Heaven: Rainbow Trout and Surrealist Art

The Awesome Arkansas: River Rafter Tests Her Mettle

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I had been lucky. On five previous rafting trips through Brown’s Canyon on the Arkansas River, most other members of the group took tumbles into the frigid waters. But, throughout the years, I’d always been able to maintain position on the topside of the raft. I didn’t have that same sense of calm this year, … Read more The Awesome Arkansas: River Rafter Tests Her Mettle

First Descents: Kayaking Camp Pushes Cancer Patients

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“Cancer, it’s just a word.” That’s a favorite saying of Vail resident Allan Goldberg, First Descents executive director and 27-year cancer survivor. He likes the phrase so much so that he had it printed on t-shirts. “It is a scary word and it deserves its reputation,” said Goldberg. “But I always thought if you went … Read more First Descents: Kayaking Camp Pushes Cancer Patients

River Rafting: High-Country Thrills and Spills on the Colorado River

The record snowmelt in the Colorado Rockies this summer means action-packed river rafting. And if your teenager is addicted to adventure and virtually fearless, this is the ideal time to enjoy some family togetherness on a raft in the middle of a rushing river. River rafting is ideal for families with teens — just enough … Read more River Rafting: High-Country Thrills and Spills on the Colorado River

South Platte River Trail: Northeastern Colorado’s Historic Byway

The Rockies disappear in the rear-view mirror. Ahead, Interstate 76 stretches mile after monotonous mile on a northeasterly sweep toward Nebraska. Grandeur is scant. Wheat waves, cattle graze and the loftiest point visible is often the next town’s water tower. The unpretentious plains of northeastern Colorado seem an unlikely place to find a scenic and … Read more South Platte River Trail: Northeastern Colorado’s Historic Byway