rafting

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 »

Common Paddling Commands

If you’re coming Vail rafting with Timberline Tours, our expert guides will give you important paddling tips and essential rafting safety advice before you go out on the river. But it’s always good to have a bit more advance know-how. While each raft guide has his or her own style for guiding paddlers, you can… 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 »