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A Guide to Wildlife Along the Arkansas River
A Guide to Wildlife Along the Arkansas River

If you’re planning a trip to Colorado, checking out the wildlife that call our state home should be on your to-do list. In our opinion, there’s no place better to spot some native creatures than from the waters of the Arkansas River! Here are some of the wild animals you’re likely…

The Essential Guide to Rafting Browns Canyon in Colorado
The Essential Guide to Rafting Browns Canyon in Colorado

Sheer granite canyon walls peppered with colorful rock formations. Bighorn sheep hanging out on treacherous cliffs. Postcard-perfect landscape, perhaps with a glimpse of mule deer, elk, bobcats, black bears, falcons, and other wildlife thriving in the surrounding canyon. All this as you surge along channels of churning water atop a…

How to Choose the Best White Water Rafting Trip for Kids
How to Choose the Best White Water Rafting Trip for Kids

Blasting rapids. Sloshing waves. Steep turns and crazy angles. Yep, white water rafting can be totally insane. But you can also tone it down a notch to make it an amazing adventure that’s suitable for kids. While you can’t take kids younger than age 6, you can definitely make rafting…

Unique Graduation Gifts: Give the Gift of Adventure
Unique Graduation Gifts: Give the Gift of Adventure

All across the country, thousands of high school and college seniors are tossing up their caps. To say nearly everyone knows someone who is graduating this May may be an understatement – CU Boulder alone awarded 8,163 degrees during their 2018 spring commencement. Graduation time of year also means it’s…

The 4 Best Summer Festivals in Buena Vista & Salida
The 4 Best Summer Festivals in Buena Vista & Salida

A sweet summer weekend might well be summed up something like this: rafting + live music + arts + local brews + incredible food + mountain views = bliss. Luckily, the Arkansas River Valley is filled with weekends that fit this formula perfectly! Our local calendar is packed with summer…

Arkansas River Water Levels in 2018: Our Predictions
Arkansas River Water Levels in 2018: Our Predictions

The weather this past week was fabulous for spending time outside on the river. We’ve been surfing some sweet play holes and riding the rock features on the Arkansas River just outside town. We’re getting super stoked about rafting season this year! We’ve also been geeking out on snowpack data and…

6 Local Watering Holes to Visit After Rafting
6 Local Watering Holes to Visit After Rafting

We think the perfect day on the river can only be made better with a cold drink at a local watering hole after the boat’s been docked for the night. The Upper Arkansas River Valley is packed with sweet little spots for meeting up with friends or relaxing after a…

Don’t Miss These 4 Most Scenic Places in Colorado
Don’t Miss These 4 Most Scenic Places in Colorado

Picking the most scenic places in Colorado is always tough since the entire state is pretty stunning. However, we took on the difficult task – here are our picks for four must-see places you’ll want to head this spring and summer for spectacular Colorado views. Crested Butte Mix a bit…

Tips for Planning Outdoor Activities with Kids: Part 2
Tips for Planning Outdoor Activities with Kids: Part 2

This is the second in a two-part series on planning mountain fun outdoors with kids. Check out Part 1 here. After reading Part 1 of this series, you should be ready to roll when it comes to laying the groundwork for mountain escapades with your little ones. Now, let’s talk…

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