Rafting is such a fun activity to do as a family, but the truth is it can be a little tricky planning it especially when you have people of varied abilities. Colorado is one of the most popular places in the United States to do rafting, so if you’re considering a trip here, you’re going to want to go on at least one rafting experience. Here are my top 4 tips for rafting expeditions in Colorado for the whole family:
1. Be Realistic
One of the most important things when planning a rafting trip for the whole family is to be realistic. You’re going to have to choose a course that’s suitable for the least experienced rafter. If you have some experienced rafters in your family, I would maybe suggest splitting into two groups, or having everyone do an easier first rafting experience and those that are more experienced doing a second, more challenging trip. Being realistic about the levels of your family members will help keep everyone safe and ensure that your trip is really fun. White water rafting colorado can be very challenging, so be sure to talk to the agency about any limitations your family members may have.
2. Pay for the Photos
Often rafting companies will have someone shooting photos of the group that you can then buy at the end of the trip. In my experience it’s not even worth trying to take your own photos as you’ll be so engrossed in the rafting experience, you’ll either forget to take pictures or the quality will be really dismal. For that reason I suggest adding the photo price into your overall budget and as you’re going with a family, sharing the expense among you.
3. Don’t Skip the Sunscreen
While you might not think about it, when rafting is a prime time for sunburn, even in the cooler months. The sun bounces off the water, making the chance of sunburn pretty high. For that reason, no matter the weather outside, be sure to apply sunscreen to any part of your body that will be visible and especially your face.
4. Take Some Snacks
White water rafting is an extremely physical experience, and so I suggest taking some snacks along with you for the drive home. You’ll likely be ravenous and it will be helpful to have some things to eat no matter the location of your rafting experience. This is particularly important if you’re traveling with children, as they tend to get hangry more often and some snacks can make sure everything goes smoothly.
White water rafting is such a fun experience. Hopefully, these four tips ensure that you have a great time with your family and create some wonderful memories.