The Guide Chronicles


Your Ultimate Local Holiday Gift Guide

We all know big city shopping for the holidays can be stressful. Never knowing exactly what to get friends and family can be traffic, crowds,  time-consuming and all fuss and no fun. Well, this year we’ve got you covered! Get away from the big city and spend a weekend in Salida or Buena Vista and CONTINUE READING

Camping | Colorado river adventures | Fly Fishing Trips | outdoor adventures

Fall is a Wonderful Time for an Outdoor Adventure

The leaves change, the air cools, and the summer crowds leave town. Fall is an amazing time here in Chaffee County. Imagine all of your favorite summer mountain sports elevated by the beautiful fall foliage. It’s truly a spectacular season here in Colorado and a must-see for anyone who loves the outdoors. Here is ourCONTINUE READING

Colorado river adventures | gear talk | outdoor adventures | paddleboard and kayak

Our Favorite SUP Boards For Every Occasion

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is one of the worlds fastest growing sports. It’s loved by everyone from first-timers to advanced boarders because it covers such a broad spectrum of abilities. From running class IV rivers to paddling with your dog, SUP boards are fun for anyone. However, finding the right board for you can be aCONTINUE READING

Colorado river adventures | outdoor adventures | paddleboard and kayak | Swift water Rescue Training & Certification | whitewater rafting

Get Schooled With Dvorak Expeditions

We want you to jump into school early this year. However, these are classes you definitely do not want to skip 😉 With skilled river guides and multiple sports to choose from, we have something for everyone. The best part is we even pack your lunch! So get a good nights sleep and get readyCONTINUE READING

Camping | Colorado river adventures | great family vacations in Colorado | outdoor adventures | paddleboard and kayak | whitewater rafting

Arkansas River Flows for Rest of Season – Fast and Furious

CANON CITY – Despite a dry summer, water flows on the Arkansas River are providing plenty of whitewater for rafting and kayaking enthusiasts. “The whitewater boating has been spectacular to date,” said Rob White, manager of the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area. “With the hot weather, (visitors can) cool off by enjoying a whitewater boating tripCONTINUE READING

Camping | Colorado river adventures | outdoor adventures | paddleboard and kayak | Unique River Adventures | whitewater rafting

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Sleep Under The Stars

Schools out, the suns out, and so are the stars.  Summer is finally in full swing! Its time to relax and unwind while spending times with friends and family. We have the perfect vacation for you:  a few nights out under the stars. Here are the top five reasons why you should plan a FamilyCONTINUE READING