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Colorado Whitewater Rafting Adventures

What To Bring Rafting

You might be wondering what to bring on your Colorado whitewater rafting adventure, and for good reason. You will get wet, so it’s a good idea to be prepared no matter what kind of whitewater rafting or kayaking activity you have planned. We run raft trips rain or shine, and as long as you come prepared for your whitewater adventure, you’ll have no problem having fun and living like the locals!

What to Wear on Your Colorado Rafting Adventure

  • what to bring and what to wear rafting: you'll get wet!Bathing suits and shorts are recommended for rafting and kayak adventures. Wear loose, woven materials such as wool, polypro, fleece, micro fleece, polyester, waterproof jackets and any other outdoor material that dries fast.
  • On your feet, wear old tennis shoes (that you don’t mind getting wet) or sandals that latch around the ankle. Crocs, flip-flops, and bare feet can be impractical and unsafe for whitewater rafting.
  • Staying dry, or at least drying off fast, is the key to staying warm on whitewater rafting trips.
  • There is limited space on the rafts, so you should limit what you bring to what you can wear. Bringing towels in the raft doesn’t do you much good because there is no way to keep them dry during your rafting trip.
  • Skip the cotton clothing, as it tends to get wet and stay wet, especially when enjoying the thrills of Colorado whitewater rafting!
  • We rent wet suits, booties, and splash tops for all whitewater rafting and kayak adventures. This equipment is designed to keep you warm and comfortable.

Whether you choose the Colorado River, the Arkansas River, Clear Creek or the Blue River, dressing appropriately will make the adventure all the better! On some Colorado whitewater rafting trips, wetsuits are recommended and on others, wetsuits are required. This is to help keep you warm and comfortable on your white water rafting trip.

[info]Personal flotation devices (PFDs) and helmets are included with all rafting and kayaking adventures.[/info]

If you have any questions on whether to rent booties, splash tops, wetsuits or gloves, give us a call at 877-947-7238. Our reservationists can give you information on our basecamps — Glenwood Springs, and Idaho Springs — so that you know what to expect and can plan accordingly.

What to Bring on Your Colorado Rafting Adventurewhat to bring and what to wear rafting: splash tops help keep you warm and comfortable

  • Bring a few towels to leave in your car; you’ll be happy to have something to dry off with after whitewater rafting.
  • Bring a change of dry clothes to leave in your car; our basecamps offer changing rooms so you can be comfortable after your Colorado raft adventure.
  • Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, sunglass straps and hats that protect from the sun. If you forget, our basecamps offer these items in the retail areas where our whitewater rafting trips meet.
  • Bring water for pre-rafting and post-rafting hydration. Remember, you’re in the Colorado Rockies, and it’s important to stay hydrated!

If you have any questions about what to wear or what to bring on your Colorado whitewater rafting trip, give us a call at 877-947-7238.

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