With plenty of runoff from the snow last winter, Colorado’s rivers are running high and this will be a banner year for whitewater rafting. If it’s your first time out, use this guide to help you plan the best summer adventure for you and your group.
In our series of blogs on whitewater rafting, we have discussed such topics as why whitewater rafting is more family friendly than you might think, how to pick the right trip for you, and which companies we find to be offering unique trips and other activities. This week, we are adding Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting to the list. As the most visited mountain town in the U.S., Breckenridge see no shortage of visitors during both the summer and winter months. It’s a playground for all age groups, with excellent mountain biking trails, infamous road biking routes, luxurious accommodations, fantastic hiking and camping, and some of the best whitewater rafting around.
One of the hardest parts of planning a family vacation is finding something the entire family can participate in, as well as enjoy. In my family, my parents had kids ranging from two to 16, so family vacations were rare. This year, head to the mountains across the United States and look for companies like Colorado Whitewater Rafting who provide shorter rafting trips on calmer stretches of water.
Trusting one outfitter for your entire mountain vacation can make your summer travel planning stress free and more affordable. With AVA Rafting, you don’t just have a great Colorado whitewater rafting outfitter, you also have zip line tours, guided horseback riding, a resource for hiking 14ers, rock climbing instructors, and reliable resource for additional activities like train rides through, or hot air balloon rides over, the Colorado Rockies . Three time winner of the Best of Colorado award, AVA Rafting is located in Buena Vista, but also has three other convenient offices in Idaho Springs, Breckenridge, and Glenwood Springs.
Before I went whitewater rafting for the first time, I was so scared, I nearly canceled my trip. Will it be more than I can handle? Will I hurt my back? What if I fall out, swallow a fish, and drift downstream? Ok, so maybe that’s a little too far. If you let your mind go wild, you can definitely scare yourself out of trying activities like whitewater rafting for the first time. But if you just give it a chance, you and your family and friends will roar with laughter down the rivers of North America.