Category: Safety Tips

A Note From Your Raft Guide

A Note From Your Raft Guide Raft guides share a lot of passion and insider tips for experiencing the best raft trip. There are things that your raft guide wants you to know. Getting a better understanding of their motives can help you connect and get the most out of your trip! Get the personal […]

What is CFS and What Does It Mean for My Raft Trip?

What is CFS? Wondering what is CFS when it comes to rivers? CFS is “cubic feet per second,” a unit of measurement referring to the volume and speed of water flow. One cubic foot is about the size of a basketball, so if a stream is flowing at 100 CFS, imagine 100 basketballs rolling down a riverbed […]

Common Concerns on a Rafting Trip

If you’re thinking of going on a rafting trip but have a few concerns that might be holding you back, we have some reassuring answers for you. So learn about how to be prepared and join Mild to Wild on one of our amazing Southwest river trips. What to Wear Many people are concerned with […]

White Water Rafting: How to Minimize the Risks

White water rafting is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States! It has been growing rapidly year after year, showing people the grand adventures available to them. They find that rafting brings thrills and bonding into their lives while giving them the ability to see some of the most incredible scenery that […]

Jeep Tours and More: Wildlife Safety in Southwest Colorado

When it comes to living in Southwestern Colorado, it is expected you will see some large wildlife.  Although they are beautiful and fascinating creatures, it is important to remember they are wild.  There’s a guide to how to safely interact with the wildlife in SW Colorado while on one of the many Colorado jeep tours, biking, […]

River Rafting: Top 5 Safety Tips from Professionals

While enjoying the water on a river rafting trip, you should always have safety in the back of your mind.  You want to be proactive, not reactionary, to anything that could happen. Here are our top five tips to keep you and your loved ones safe on the river.     #1 Wear a PFD […]

Top Five River Rafting Safety Tips

  #1 Wear a PFD Wear a Type 5, Coast Guard Approved Personal Floatation device (PFD). A PFD is better known as a life jacket or life preserver. Although it does not guarantee saving a life, it definitely can be a lifesaver. Type 5 assures it will flip you face up in the water if […]

White Water Rafting Safety

  White water rafting safety is our number one priority here at Mild to Wild! Whether you’re running a leisurely Class I-III float trip through Durango on the Lower Animas or a vigorous Class IV and V adventure down the famous Upper Animas, whitewater safety is of the utmost important for every single guest on […]

Black Bear Safety in Southwest Colorado

While you’re here enjoying the beautiful outdoors that Durango and the San Juan National Forest has to offer, it is always best to be prepared for a black bear encounter. Whether you’re on a hike, at camp or even around town, it is important to know what to do when you come across a bear. […]

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