Rafting with Young Children in Glenwood Springs
With lower water flows on the Colorado River, August and September pose the perfect opportunity to get the family’s young children, who might not yet be able to handle the stream’s gushing 10,000-plus cubic feet per second, in the water. The flow at the put-in at Shoshone, the largest rapid we raft, ran at 1,490 cfs, as of today – just enough whitewater to get you wet, but not enough to scare anyone.
The Glenwood Adventure Company, in partnership with Lakota Guides, will offer the trip until the flow gets too low or the weather gets too cold, whichever comes first, and since the more extreme pickings have ebbed for the more intrepid adventure-seekers, we’d love to fill our trips with families with little ones.
GAC and Lakota Guides’ Colorado River trip begins at Shoshone, navigates the immediate Class III rapids, meanders through the spectacular Glenwood Canyon and ends at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs. So another opportunity lower, slower waters bring is the chance to absorb the scenery at a more relaxed pace, making another excellent occasion for sight-seers and mellow fun-finders.
See you on the river.