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The Animas River — A Tale of Untamed Resilience

The Animas River — A Tale of Untamed Resilience The appellation, “Río de Las Animas”—the River of Souls—was written in the journal of Spanish colonizer, Juan Maria Antonio Rivera while crossing the Animas River on horseback in 1765 (Durango Herald). One can only imagine what sights lended to this name.   Perhaps Rivera sensed the looming […]

River Guide, Sam Cook on 30 Years of Adventure

River Guide, Sam Cook on 30 Years of Adventure I had scant knowledge of Sam Cook before our interview. As an Adventure Consultant, my world revolves around calls and keystrokes, tethered to the indoors. Sam, on the other hand, is a river guide, navigating the outdoors, guiding people down the river. Despite us both working […]

How to Shop to the Best Holiday Deals on Whitewater Adventures for 2023

How to Shop the Best Holiday Deals on Whitewater Adventures Click here if you’d like to skip to a section: Top Selling Trips How to Save the Most Gift Certificates How to Pick the Right Multi-Day Trip Are you ready for an impromptu inundation of Black Friday river puns, in anticipation of the best holiday […]

Everything You Wanted to Know about the Aspen Tree

Everything You Wanted to Know about the Aspen Tree So, you’re looking for some cold hard facts about the aspen tree. Well, you’ve come to the right shady corner of the internet friend. That’s a pun on trees, in case you’ve got the wrong idea about that quality double entendre.  Aspens, the quaking aspens of […]

Trails and Rails Trip – A Photo Story 

What to Expect on a Trails and Rails Trip – A Photo Story When you sign up for a Trails & Rails trip with us, you best get ready for the ride of your life, especially with fall colors arriving. A brief synopsis of how this trip works, is the first half of the trip […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Yampa River

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Yampa River If if there’s one thing that people know about the Yampa River, it’s usually that it holds the mighty title as the last free-flowing tributary in the Colorado River system. For a little context on this wild waterway— The Yampa River starts in the mountains above […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Dolores River

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Dolores River The Dolores River is one of the most coveted rafting trips in the United States. Below the Mcphee Dam, the looming canyon is often quiet, robbed from the rip-roar that once reverberated between its red walls. But every few years, the imposing corridor returns to its riparian […]

Long Awaited Rafting Trips Return to the Dolores River

Long Awaited Rafting Trips Return to the Dolores River If one were to pass by the boatyard of Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours as of late, they would likely find a gaggle of jubilant and crazed raft guides talking about their most recent run through Ponderosa Gorge. As many devout river runners have […]

Rafting Season Forecast for 2023

Rafting Season Forecast for 2023 Whoop whoop— It’s the Rafting Season Forecast for 2023!!! Hold onto those boat straps folks, it’s going to be a WILD season! With a long and snow-packed winter behind us, we’re gearing up for a righteously rampant runoff across the Colorado Plateau. Get ready for some of the highest flows […]

How to Book the Trails and Rails Package

How to Book the Trails and Rails Package If you’re looking for a jaw dropping, gobsmacking, dare we say downright stupefyingly scenic day in the San Juan Mountains, Trails and Rails is the topnotch way to see the tiptop sites between Durango and Silverton.  The Trails and Rails package combines a cliff-hugging cruise from Durango […]

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