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How to Choose the Right Multi-Day Rafting Trip

How to Choose a Multi-Day Rafting Trip  Shopping around for a multi-day rafting trip but not quite sure where to start? We know that feeling all too well! Mild to Wild offers overnight river trips for 7 different rivers spread across Colorado, Utah and Arizona. What can we say, we love running rivers and we […]

Living in Lodore Canyon — A Guide’s Ride with the Green River

Living in Lodore Canyon — A Guide’s Ride with the Green River Before the canyons of the Green River were mapped 150 years ago, many westerners imagined that they unraveled into gardens of Eden. Today, most, if not all, might say that assumption was completely astute. Particularly in Lodore Canyon. Between billion-year-old quartzite walls, gardens […]

The Mild to Wild Black Friday Shopping Guide 

The Mild to Wild Black Friday Shopping Guide  It’s just about that wonderful time of year again for us to put in, push off, and row like maniacs through 4 righteous days of Black Friday rafting deals!! This year, we’re rinsing 20% off the majority of our trips from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. Ya-to-the-hoo-hoo-HOO!!! So […]

Cataract or Desolation Canyon? Which is the best to raft?

Cataract or Desolation Canyon? Which is the best to raft? It’s a decision we don’t take lightly around here, trying to decide between whether to raft Cataract or Desolation Canyon. Well, that’s a bit of an overstatement actually, getting worked up over playing in the wilderness would be pretty counterintuitive to the whole… playing the wilderness thing, after […]

9 Overnight Rafting Trips in the Southwest that will Change Your Life

9 Overnight Rafting Trips in the Southwest that will Change Your Life If you’ve never taken these overnight rafting trips in the Southwest, or you’ve already indulged in some and are looking for more to explore— huzzah! This is exactly where you need to be. This list boasts some lesser-known overnight rafting trips in the […]

Do You Need Colorado Guide School to Become a River Guide?

Do You Need Colorado Guide School to Become a River Guide? So, you wanna be a river guide? But perhaps you’re not so sure if Colorado Guide School is necessary to do it. There’s a few questions to ask yourself before diving into the details below about what’s involved with guide school, which are… Are […]

Rafting Season Forecast for 2022

Rafting Season Forecast for 2022 Calling all river fanatics! Grab the pumps and paddles and dust off those PFDs, because the Rafting Season Forecast for 2022 is here! This winter certainly kept us on our toes, and with the final weeks of significant snowfall behind us, we’ve got the full scoop on what to expect […]

Making History on the San Miguel River — From A Guide Who Lived It

Making History on the San Miguel River — From A Guide Who Lived It Elena Donharl is Mild to Wild’s HR and Operations Manager— she also turns back into a Lower Animas or San Miguel river guide on occasion when the swell of the rafting season comes crashing through Southwest Colorado.  Elena started rowing on […]

Mindfulness Meets Adventure in Desolation Canyon — A Wellness Retreat 

Mindfulness Meets Adventure in Desolation Canyon — A Wellness Retreat  Mindfulness and Yoga teacher, Liz Anema, led Mild to Wild’s Wellness Retreat in Desolation Canyon for our last trip in the fall of 2021. She was gracious enough to share the powerful experiences she experienced on this trip with us.  Lucky me! I was invited to lead a trip dedicated […]

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