colorado rafting

Vail Whitewater Rafting for Beginners

Rafting Shoshone

Timberline Tours offers Vail whitewater rafting trips for beginners that range from relaxing float trips to those that are rippling with rapids. If you’ve never been rafting before, don’t worry: Beginners are welcome! We can help you choose the river section that’s best for a safe and fun introduction to the sport of whitewater rafting…. Read more »

Rafting with Kids

We often get asked: Can I go rafting with kids? In short, our answer is yes, with some trip exceptions and limitations depending on age and weight. Our Class II Upper Colorado River trip is appropriate for kids at a minimum age of 4 who weigh 30 pounds or more and who can fit in… Read more »

Vail Rafting Paddling Tips

Even if you’ve been Vail rafting before, it’s always good to have a refresher on rafting paddling technique before you jump out on the river. At Timberline Tours, our expert guides will give you a briefing before every trip that includes rafting safety tips, and paddling instructions will also be a part of your pre-trip… Read more »

When Is the Colorado Rafting Season?

Rafting Shoshone Colorado

We stay excited about the Colorado rafting season all year long, but summer is the best time for whitewater rafting in Colorado. In general, the Colorado rafting season can begin as early as May and last through October. However, the best three months for Colorado rafting are June, July, and August. Read on to find… Read more »

Vail Rafting Season: 2024 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 »