Sunday, June 29, 2014

#3 - Go White Water Rafting in CO

Today Kristen and I got to show the Arkansas River who's boss!

Thanks to our friends at Groupon, we got a sweet deal on a rafting trip, and we headed to Cotopaxi, CO - in between Salida and Canon City.  We checked in at Rock n Row  and signed all the waivers we needed to, heard the safety talk, and got pumped up for the morning on the water.

We headed on the bus up to our launch site, met our guide Nick as he explained a few things, and we hopped into our rafts and headed into Bighorn Sheep Canyon.  Our entire group had 5 rafts, and we got to share our raft with a couple who drove up from Denver.

It was a phenomenal trip down the river - a few class II rapids, and a handful of class IIIs, and one class III+ super fun rapid.  It was the perfect combination of exciting water and not over our head craziness, which allowed us to have an amazing day on the river.  Kristen and I had a wonderful time, and I already can't wait for the next whitewater adventure!

Thanks Nick and Rock n Row - if anyone is looking for a place to go rafting in CO, check them out - a small company without the glitz and glamor of the big companies, and an amazing staff - all the guides were great!  I'll for sure check them out again if I'm looking for a rafting/climbing/horseback riding adventure.

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