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Vail Rafting Safety

Shoshone Rapid Colorado River

Before going on any Timberline Tours Vail rafting trip, your guide will give an important safety talk and also provide safety instructions throughout the trip, but it’s also helpful to review a few key concepts in advance. Rafting safety is an essential component of any fun and memorable trip, and Timberline’s experienced whitewater rafting guides… Read more »

What to Wear Rafting

Whitewater Rafting Colorado on the Eagle River

If you’ve booked a Vail rafting trip with Timberline Tours, you’re likely wondering what to wear. Well, the quick answer is that what to wear rafting depends on what section of river you’ll be on and at what time of the year. In order to make your clothing selection process as easy as possible, we’ve… Read more »

How Snowmelt Affects Vail Rafting

Snowmelt Affects Vail Rafting

Snow: It’s what makes Vail skiing a blast and Vail rafting a big adventure. In the late-spring, early-summer months of May and June, all of that winter snowpack melts, and the snowmelt feeds into the stretches of whitewater we raft in the Vail area, including Gore Creek, and the Eagle, Colorado, and Arkansas Rivers. When… Read more »

Vail Rafting and Dinosaur Discovery

dinosaur whitewater rafting trip

Did you know that dinosaurs once roamed the Vail area? It’s true! These gigantic and fascinating creatures once lived here, and rafting through the Colorado River basin is the perfect way to learn more about their story. For the first time this summer, you’ll be able to dig into this unique history on a Timberline… Read more »

Top Colorado Wildlife Sightings

colorado wildlife sightings

Besides being good adventures in themselves, whitewater rafting and jeep tours are great ways to have some Colorado wildlife sightings on the way. Whether you’re paddling with Timberline Tours on a Vail whitewater rafting trip or out exploring with us on a nearby jeep trail, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to view wildlife in its… Read more »