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10 Sensational Rivers for Whitewater Rafting in Colorado

When it comes to epic whitewater rafting, the majestic rivers of the Rocky Mountains are second to none. In the state of Colorado alone, there are more than a dozen commercially rafted rivers. From April through September, the rivers and creeks of the Centennial State run the gamut from mild family friendly floats to Class […]

Whitewater Rafting on the Colorado River Near Glenwood Springs

Whitewater rafting on the Colorado River is such a unique way to enjoy the Rocky Mountain outdoors. Rafting has the amazing ability to turn a day of vacation into a lasting memory that everyone talks about for years to come. This is especially true in the popular section of the Colorado River near Glenwood Springs. […]

Denver to Clear Creek: An Ideal Day Trip for Whitewater

Denver residents seeking a day escape from the Mile-High City can head 30 miles west along Interstate 70 to Idaho Springs and plan a thrilling day of whitewater rafting in the Rocky Mountains. Sometimes it can be hard to get away from the big city, but Clear Creek is easily accessible and perfect for a […]

Whitewater Rafting Deals for Summer 2020

This summer has been different than most, to say the least. With COVID-19 wreaking havoc and stay-home orders in place, whitewater rafting in Colorado got off to a late start in 2020. However, by mid-July, most whitewater outfitters are up and running – some at full capacity and others with limited operations. Colorado whitewater rafting […]

How to Save Money on a Summer Vacation

Summertime often means vacation time. The days are longer and warmer, school’s out, and everyone wants to get away. This peak travel time often means heavy crowds and inflated prices at a beach or ocean resort. So, many travelers are choosing a mountain vacation instead. Heading to the mountains in the summer provides cooler temperatures […]

Whitewater Rafting: Paddle or Ride?

If you’re interested in taking a thrilling whitewater rafting trip on a mountain river, the first thing you should know is that all outings are not the same. There’s a diverse world of whitewater adventures from which to choose, and there’s literally something for everyone of all ages and skill levels in the mountain waters. […]

Can Coupons and Deals Beat the High Cost of Summer Travel?

Taking a fulfilling summer vacation can often times be expensive. In addition to all of the exciting outdoor activities and fine dining experiences on your travel wish list, there’s also the inflated costs of air travel, hotel and resort costs, and transportation expenses like gas or a car rental. With summer prices on the up-tick, […]

Top Colorado Ski Resorts for Summer Fun

What do Colorado ski resorts do all summer long? Well, that’s a great question. Decades ago, bustling winter ski villages turned to ghost towns during the summer months after all of the snow melted. Despite the occasional hiker or bike enthusiast,  there wasn’t much to do other than sight-see. In the past, a typical summer […]

Conditions perfect for late-season whitewater rafting in Glenwood Springs

Experts are calling for perfect conditions for late-season whitewater rafting trips on the Colorado River and Roaring Fork from Glenwood Springs, and river rafting adventures are expected to continue through August and into September. So even if it feel like summer is on the way out it’s not too late to plan that whitewater rafting […]

Top 5 Alpine Slides – Steamboat Springs, Park City, Winter Park, Mount Hood, Purgatory

Wait … a roller coaster in the mountains? Yep, it’s true, and it’s happening all over the place. In an effort to bring more diversity to summer mountain adventures, many top summer mountain resorts have been adding alpine slides and mountain roller coasters to their list of warm-weather outings. Major mountain resorts like Park City, […]

Is it a Hot Summer Where You Live? Vacation in the Mountains

When summer hits and temperatures rise, more and more travelers are heading to the mountains for a cool getaway; it’s how to beat summer heat! A vacation in the mountains provides a break from the excessive everyday heat during the summer where you live. The dog days of summer arrive in late June, July and […]

Summer Mountain Vacation Versus Beach Vacation

Can’t decide between the mountains and the beach for a summer vacation? It’s a common question that vacationers ask when it’s time to get away for some relaxation.  A summer mountain vacation brings forth visions of tall, full trees with plenty of green, wildlife and grand scenery, and a whisk of fresh, cool mountain air. At […]

How to Prepare for Your First Whitewater Raft Ride

If you’re planning on whitewater rafting for the first time, there are things you can do leading up to your adventure to make the experience more safe and fun, even before you reach the river. The best way to prepare for your first whitewater raft ride can be divided into two parts: The initial planning […]

Best Places to River Tube in California (If Whitewater Rafting Isn’t Your Thing)

During the summer, the beaches in California tend to quickly fill up with visitors far and wide. It also means traffic and parking are going to start getting more congested. All you want to do is enjoy your time with your family and having to sit in a hot car for a long time isn’t […]

Summer Family Vacation Destinations in the Mountains

More and more families are heading to the mountains of North America for a memorable summer vacation than ever before. Mountain resorts that historically draw big numbers during the snowy winter months are now becoming year-round destinations, with a bevy of family-fun adventures available during the warmer part of the year. Summertime in the mountains […]