Summer is upon us and Denver locals are fortunate to have some of the top rafting venues in the state within only a couple hours’ drive.
Whether seeking whitewater adventure or taking in some of the most breathtaking views in the state from the river, Colorado has several whitewater rafting companies.
After a dismal season last year with low water flows, rafting companies are riding on the rushing rapids forecasted this spring and summer.
It’s a well known summertime tradition, but starting Wednesday — the first day of summer — the Yampa River through Steamboat Springs is closed to tubing and rafting.
Colorado parks and wildlife officials are investigating the rollover of a rafting bus that injured 10 people.
Rafting is okay but tubing is being discouraged following a sewage leak in the Animas River.
Rafters are canceling their trips on the Poudre River following five injuries and a death.
This year’s record snowpack is starting to melt and that means the water levels are high on Colorado’s creeks and rivers. The rushing water is both good and bad for the rafting business.
The rafter who died on the Cache la Poudre River Thursday afternoon died of drowning and complications of heart disease. He was identified as Frank Diskin, 69, from Parsons, Kansas.
Two rafters have been hospitalized after a commercial boat carrying seven rafters flipped over on the Poudre River.