Colorado

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 »

Gore Canyon Rafting: Extremely Colorado

Timberline Tours Gore Canyon Rafting

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 »

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 »

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 »