Whitewater Rafting

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 »

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 »