Whitewater Rafting

Water Rescue: How to Help a Swimmer Back into the Raft

Shoshone Rapid Vail Colorado

Whitewater rafting is one of the most exciting ways to experience the beauty of Colorado, and we want all of our guests to have a safe and enjoyable time. Before each Vail whitewater rafting trip, our guides meet with guests for a safety talk. Topics covered include rafting safety, in general, and specifics including paddling… Read more »

Whitewater Rafting Forward Paddle Stroke

Whitewater Rafting Colorado on the Eagle River

When going on a Colorado rafting trip near Vail with Timberline Tours, you’ll get the chance to try out the whitewater rafting forward paddle stroke. But don’t worry: Even if you’ve never paddled a raft before, Timberline’s expert guides will give you the key advice you need for a safe and fun adventure. Before you… Read more »

Rafting 101: How to Wear Life Jackets

Colorado Corporate Group Events

If you’re going Vail rafting with Timberline Tours, getting outfitted with essential rafting safety gear is part of the process. Before going out on the river, our expert guides will make sure that you have the gear you need, including a personal floatation device that meets rafting safety standards. A safety talk that covers rafting… Read more »

Rafting Colorado’s Canyon Country

Gore Canyon Colorado River

The Colorado River cuts some impressive canyons, which makes Vail rafting an incredibly scenic experience, with towering rock walls and other natural wonders to explore along the way. And, as canyon walls constrict, water flows more quickly, making the Colorado River exciting and fast-moving in sections. The Colorado River meanders in an out of canyons… Read more »

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 »