Education

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 »

Whitewater Rafting Hazards and Safety

Vail Rafting

It’s important to know about common whitewater rafting hazards so that you can take precautions to avoid them whether you’re on a commercially guided Vail rafting trip or whether you’re rafting recreationally with friends. At Timberline Tours, the safety of our guests is top propriety, and our rafting guides have the experience, training, and local… Read more »

What to Wear on a Jeep Tour

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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 »

River Rafting Class Ratings Explained

Timberline Tours offers Whitewater Rafting trips down Dowd Chute on the Upper Eagle River in Vail Colorado - photography by Doug Mayhew | WhiteWater-Pix.com

When choosing a Vail rafting trip, it’s helpful to know how Timberline Tours rates the difficulty of each section of river according to a river rafting class ratings system. Simply put, we follow the American Whitewater Association’s International Scale of River Difficulty, which rates river difficulty on a I to VI scale, ranging from Class… Read more »

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 »