Colorado River Whitewater Rafting
Have you ever wondered when looking at a river where it begins? Let’s take the Colorado River for example, where does it begin? The Colorado River starts as a small stream high up in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado. This area is very rugged and pristine and if you ever get the chance to explore this Rocky Mountain area you will truly appreciate how a mighty river can begin from just the smallest of streams.
The Colorado River winds across the beautiful state of Colorado through some of the most spectacular views that a person can imagine. The Colorado River is a great destination for Colorado River rafting trips. In fact, this river is home to some of the world’s best rafting vacations in the famous Cataract Canyon, Westwater Canyon, Canyonlands National Park, and of course the most famous of them all, the Grand Canyon.
Colorado River rafting trips will be the highlight of any vacation and you can take a three or four day rafting trip from one of the many professional rafting companies. People who have previously taken one of these fabulous rafting trips comment on it being one of the most exhilarating rafting vacations in the entire world. Around each river bend there are endless, beautiful scenic wonders that are not seen on any of the other rafting trips in various parts of the world.
When you take your friends or family on a rafting vacation down the Colorado River you will have memories for a lifetime. One of the benefits of taking this type of vacation is that it is a lot more affordable than one would imagine. Also, after you have finished your adventurous river rafting trip can spend some time in the nearby beautiful city of Las Vegas. Of course, the excitement of Las Vegas will pale in comparison to the excitement that you will experience rafting down the many rapids of the Colorado River.
The National Geographic magazine has labeled Westwater Canyon’s untamed waters as one of the best short white-water trips that a person can take. During your white-water vacation you can also experience the beautiful country in an off-road Hummer Safari. For the more adventurous you can ride horseback into the famous Castle Valley. No vacation to this area would be complete without a comfortable stay at the Red Cliffs Ranch. This Ranch is located on the banks of the Colorado River.
The Colorado River has carved a deep 100 long mile chasm through the very heart of the Canyonlands national Park. This 100 mile stretch produces some of the most amazing scenery and also some of the steepest rapids on the Colorado River. In fact, you will experience 28 white-water rapids which rival even the larger white-water rapids of the Grand Canyon.
Your once-in-a-lifetime adventure will lead you to amazing views of ancient Indian ruins, hidden waterfalls, magnificent overlooks, and hanging gardens. You will be able to camp on the river bank under a star filled evening sky while dining on some of the best Dutch-oven gourmet food possible. All of this awaits you when you book your next vacation on the Colorado River.