The mighty Colorado River passing through the majestic Rocky Mountains is the home to the world’s most exhilarating river water adventures. This 1450 mile long river winding through the beautiful Grand Canyon is well known for its white water rapids and thereby considered to be one of the most spectacular destinations for river rafting in the world. Not only is it perfect for all you adrenaline junkies out there looking for the most enthralling rafting experience but along its course lie 6 National monuments, Conservation and recreational areas, State parks and 5 National Parks. That’s one amazing package of experiencing the country’s wildlife and cultural heritage.
There are various half day and full canyon trips operating throughout the year over this mighty river. Some packages offer full day rowing trips for those looking for a more relaxed adventure to experience the Colorado River at a slower pace. Rafting trips take place on two great rivers in Colorado, Clear Creek just west of Denver and the Arkansas River at the Royal Gorge near Colorado Springs.
The Clear Creek rafting includes various levels starting from those designed for beginners which provide excitement for first timers and kids looking for introductory experience through the fun and splashy class 3 and 4 rapids. The intermediate level on Clear Creek Rafting near Denver includes navigation through rapids like Hemroid, Riverfall, Nomad and Phoenix. The advanced level on Clear creek provides the most exciting adventures on the river with the scenic Grand Canyon in the back drop and riding on class 4 rapids like the Upper and Lower Beaver falls, Guide Ejector, Double knife and Hell corner.
White water Rafting Colorado River on its upper course is perfect for families looking for a quiet time enjoying the scenic beauties and playful rapids on paddle rafts, oar rafts and kayaks. But if you are looking for a trip that gives you an adrenaline rush, getting your heart racing and keeps you wanting for more thrill then the Gore Canyon full day rafting expedition is your thing. The numerous obstacles throughout, the large drops and the steep gradients gives you the taste of the extreme class 5 rapids and provides you with the ultimate white water experience. This is not for the weak hearted and requires the participants to be physical fit, agile and good swimmers. Experienced guides give you necessary training and help you achieve a riveting but safe journey.
Estes Park is the gateway town to Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park rafting trips are bound to be the center of attraction if you are planning a trip to Colorado! The White water rafting Estes Park takes you through rapids with names such as Pinball, Roller Coaster, Maw of Death and Pine View Falls
The Colorado River not only is well known for its rafting expeditions but there are various other activities that take place along the river which may capture the interest of a number of people. Rocky Mountain National Park Fishing is one of the most popular activities for people looking for a quieter alternative. The head water of the Colorado River is located in the park’s northwestern region. Hiking, rock climbing, camping and fishing are few of the activities that one can indulge themselves in.
So just pack your bags and enroll yourself for an amazing trip with your family and friends to experience the incredible beauty that Colorado River has to offer.