Cold weather in May? It makes for GREAT rafting!

Because of the massive amount of snow that our beautiful Colorado Rockies got this year, there is a ton of snow melting and joining our rivers. All this snow melt typically occurs in May, but because of the cold weather that we’ve had, the snow has stayed up in the mountains- until now. Everyday this week the water level has been rising, the river has been getting a little faster, and the rafting trips that we do are getting bigger and splashier. We are expecting that the early season water levels that normally end in mid June will stay with us until early July- which is great news for our rafters!

The snow that we got this year was reportedly 202% more than last’s years snow pack, meaning that there is just more stored water in our mountains. This extra snow-melt along with an extra-chilly May delayed the snow melt until early June, and the snow is finally feeling the heat of our sunny June afternoons.

The executive director of the Colorado River Outfitters Association (CROA), David Costlow, simply stated that this year’s rafting will ‘probably going to be the best [rafting] in the last 20 years’. He then mentioned that the beautiful Cache La Poudre river (the one that we raft!) will probably peak on or after June 20th, which means the early season water levels will stay until the first week or two of July. That’s pretty significant if you’re looking for an adventure, because it means you have a longer time frame to go on the big whitewater rafting trip that you want to!

Come rafting with us to experience these great water levels, and remember our Early Season deal is still going on (it’s valid until June 19th, so book soon)!

Check out these articles for more information about how the snow will affect this summer’s rafting conditions.

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For 41 seasons we have been offering rafting trips on the Poudre River. Over the years our company has experienced many challenges and we have endeavoured to adapt, learn and push forward. 

The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is one of those challenging times. Like so many other companies and people, we are closely watching the global and community impact. We learned a lot during the 2020 and 2021 seasons and we plan to improve our operations for the 2022 season.  As of right now our opening day will be May 15th. The safety of our guests and our staff is of the utmost concern to us. We plan to adapt to the challenges of COVID-19 and offer amazing whitewater rafting trips on Colorado's only National "Wild & Scenic" River, the Cache La Poudre. If you have any questions about our policies or procedures with regard to Covid-19 please feel free to give us a call.  We look forward to rafting with you and your family during the summer of 2022!