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Vail Rafting History

Vail Rafting History

Timberline Tours has an adventurous history from beginning in the ski tourism industry to developing into the world-class Vail rafting and jeep tour outfitter that it is today. Along the way, Timberline Tours guides have pioneered rafting on Vail’s rivers and on those elsewhere in Colorado, and they have also raced on the US men’s… Read more »

How to Become a Colorado Whitewater Rafting Guide

Vail Whitewater Rafting

If you’re a river lover, then getting a Colorado whitewater rafting guide job could be a dream come true. But how do you go about turning that river dream into a reality? The answer is different for each Colorado whitewater rafting outfitter, but some basic requirements are in place throughout the state. Colorado Raft Guide… Read more »

5 Rafting Terms You’ll Want to Know

Rafting Dumptruck

Like other adventure sports, whitewater rafting has its own set of terms to describe the good, the bad, and the ugly. These words are good to know when you go Vail rafting with Timberline Tours because our expert guides will likely use them when something either really cool—or slightly scary—is about to happen. Plus, you’ll… Read more »

What to Wear on a Jeep Tour

jeeping vail colorado

With aspens turning from green to gold, the fall season is the best time for a Vail jeep tour. However, our early season jeep trips are also exciting because they’re often the first chance to get up high in the mountains after winter snows melt. The fall and spring seasons can sometimes have unpredictable weather,… Read more »

Common Paddling Commands

If you’re coming Vail rafting with Timberline Tours, our expert guides will give you important paddling tips and essential rafting safety advice before you go out on the river. But it’s always good to have a bit more advance know-how. While each raft guide has his or her own style for guiding paddlers, you can… Read more »