rafting safety

Whitewater Rafting Self-Rescue Tips

Rafting Shoshone Colorado

Vail rafting is an exciting and adventurous Colorado activity to do during the summer months. Each rafting trip begins when Timberline Tours picks you up from your local accommodation, or at the boathouse, where you will get fully outfitted with rafting gear. Also at the boathouse, Timberline’s expert guides will go through a safety talk… Read more »

Whitewater Rafting Hazards and Safety

Vail Rafting

It’s important to know about common whitewater rafting hazards so that you can take precautions to avoid them whether you’re on a commercially guided Vail rafting trip or whether you’re rafting recreationally with friends. At Timberline Tours, the safety of our guests is top propriety, and our rafting guides have the experience, training, and local… Read more »

River Rafting Class Ratings Explained

Timberline Tours offers Whitewater Rafting trips down Dowd Chute on the Upper Eagle River in Vail Colorado - photography by Doug Mayhew | WhiteWater-Pix.com

When choosing a Vail rafting trip, it’s helpful to know how Timberline Tours rates the difficulty of each section of river according to a river rafting class ratings system. Simply put, we follow the American Whitewater Association’s International Scale of River Difficulty, which rates river difficulty on a I to VI scale, ranging from Class… Read more »

Vail Rafting Safety

Shoshone Rapid Colorado River

Before going on any Timberline Tours Vail rafting trip, your guide will give an important safety talk and also provide safety instructions throughout the trip, but it’s also helpful to review a few key concepts in advance. Rafting safety is an essential component of any fun and memorable trip, and Timberline’s experienced whitewater rafting guides… Read more »

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 »