colorado rafting

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 »

Best-of Vail Rafting Guide

Shoshone Rapid Vail Colorado

During the summer season, every day is an adventure for us here at Timberline Tours, and we hope you don’t wait for a special occasion to enjoy a Vail rafting trip. But if you do have a wedding, birthday, anniversary, or office getaway that you’d like to share with adventurous family members, co-workers, and friends,… Read more »

5 Rafting Terms You’ll Want to Know

Rafting Dumptruck

Like other adventure sports, whitewater rafting has its own set of terms to describe the good, the bad, and the ugly. These words are good to know when you go Vail rafting with Timberline Tours because our expert guides will likely use them when something either really cool—or slightly scary—is about to happen. Plus, you’ll… 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 »