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.
A San Antonio woman was killed in Colorado on Wednesday during a rafting trip on the Arkansas River in Chaffee County.
A woman from Texas died while rafting in Chaffee County Wednesday afternoon. She was on Class 4 rapids on the Arkansas River north of Salida.
The melting snow is great news for rafting companies and the industry is expecting a strong season this year.