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The Eagle River: Exciting Early-Summer Colorado Rafting

Snowmelt Affects Vail Rafting

The Eagle River is the closest river to Vail, Colorado, and its Dowd Chute / Upper Eagle and Lower Eagle sections are usually prime for Vail rafting beginning in mid-May to late-May. Since the Eagle River is not dam fed or dam controlled, these early-summer snowmelt classics can only be rafted during a short window,… Read more »

Vail Wedding Venues: Transport & Wine Tasting at 4 Eagle Ranch

The summer season is the best time to explore the many opportunities for Vail adventure, and 4 Eagle Ranch is a great place to start. With activities ranging from four-wheeling and rodeos to horseback riding and western dancing, there are plenty of Colorado-inspired opportunities for entertainment at 4 Eagle. And with on-site luxury camping, or… Read more »

Gore Canyon Rafting: Extremely Colorado

The Gore Canyon section of the Colorado River is the most challenging commercially run section of whitewater in the state of Colorado and perhaps the most challenging section of river run commercially in the United States. Located on the Colorado River near Vail, Colorado, the Gore Canyon rafting trip is a good fit for athletic… Read more »

Rafting Shoshone: Classic Colorado Whitewater

Timberline Tours Whitewater Rafting Vail Colorado - photography by Doug Mayhew | WhiteWater-Pix.com

Located close to Vail, Colorado, the Shoshone section of the Colorado River could very well be quintessential family-friendly Colorado rafting trip. This Class III stretch of whitewater is so beloved that we give it endearing nicknames: Sho-Sho, or just Sho, for short. And since we offer Shoshone trip variations to either increase or decrease the… Read more »

Vail Rafting Season: 2017 Trip Overview

Timberline Tours offer Whitewater Rafting on the Shoshone section of the Colorado River near Vail Colorado - photography by Doug Mayhew | WhiteWater-Pix.com

The Vail rafting season follows a seasonal dynamic, with factors including snowmelt, weather, and local river conditions all determining which stretches of river are prime for rafting. At Timberline Tours, we offer guided whitewater rafting trips on the Colorado River, the Eagle River, and the Arkansas River, but usually not all at the same time… Read more »