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What’s So Special About Gates of Lodore?

What’s So Special About Gates of Lodore?   We love the Gates of Lodore—its vivid scenery and changing landscape leaves a lasting impact on our fondest rafting memories. When you put in at Lodore canyon, you’ll pass through a colossal-sized entrance of bright red stone. Rafting through this canyon is a unique experience apart from […]

The Origins of Rafting The Notorious Upper Animas River

The Origins of Rafting The Notorious Upper Animas River Rafting beginnings on the Upper Animas A kayaker is bundled in wool beneath a suit of PVC, accompanied by fiberglass to ride a natural thundering highway. This was a time before self-bailing rafts. The audacious decided risk and reward were interchangeable in the sacred pursuit of […]

Common San Miguel River Questions, and Answers Too!

Common San Miguel River Questions, and Answers Too! The San Miguel River starts in the San Juan Mountains above Telluride, Colorado and travels 72 miles down to the Dolores River. This slender river flows through lush mountain terrain to soaring desert rocks in a tight canyon. Rafting the San Miguel is a must when you’re […]

Sustainable Travel Practices You Need To Know to Care for Colorado

Sustainable Travel Practices You Need To Know to Care for Colorado Sweeping slopes of multicolored blossoms, a sky of glowing cobalt against white-capped fourteeners, and crisp air so fresh you wish you could drink it … Those might be some of the pictures one envisions when Colorado comes to mind. To keep this natural charm, […]

5 Amazing Multi-Day Rafting Trips in Colorado

5 Amazing Multi-Day Rafting Trips in Colorado Trying to organize a summer trip that offers unlimited adventure, spectacular scenery, and little to no planning on your part? A multi-day rafting trip will check those boxes and then some. Colorado rafting trips offer a variety of experience levels and activities to enjoy during a week on […]

The Unexpected Things You’ll Get From A Multi-Day Raft Trip

The Unexpected Things You Get From A MultiDay Raft Trip Multi-day rafting trips are vacations like no other. It’s camping, a white water excursion and educational experience rolled into one off-grid trip. You know you’ll get plenty of sun, awesome meals, and amazing memories with your loved ones. But if you haven’t experienced a multi-day rafting trip before, there’s plenty of other keepsakes […]

Why is the Yampa River such a Big Deal?

Why is the Yampa River such a Big Deal? We sat down with veteran river guide Scotty Guttman to talk about the Yampa River. Scotty had so many great things to tell us about the Yampa that we decided to turn his interview into an article to share our favorite parts with you.   “The […]

10 Helpful Travel Tips for Visiting Durango

10 Helpful Travel Tips for Visiting Durango  You might recognize Durango when you arrive . . . after all, its steam-powered locomotive was attacked by bandits in “The Lone Ranger.” This tourist loving mountain town in Southwest Colorado is a gateway to the state’s most stunning natural attractions. If it’s your first trip to Durango, […]

How To Cook The Ultimate Dinner On A Raft Trip

How To Cook The Ultimate Dinner On A Raft Trip Who says cooking on a multi-day raft trip can’t be a culinary adventure? Even though having to pack in and set up a kitchen in the wilderness makes creating a delicious meal more challenging, the chefs–er, guides–here at Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Tours […]

6 Unforgettable Things To Do in The San Juans

6 Unforgettable Things To Do in The San Juans The San Juan Mountains are some of most incredible sights to see and areas to explore. They offer countless outdoor activities that will leave you wanting more and more exploration. The main destinations to access this beautiful high and rugged mountain range are Silverton, Ouray and […]

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