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Don’t Miss Out on the Excursion of a Lifetime – A Colorado Rafting Trip This fall

a boat floating along a river next to a body of water

With summer in the rear-view mirror, many are contemplating their plans for fall and winter. Most will involve the indoors, but don’t give up on the opportunity of a lifetime—to kayak or raft in Colorado this fall.

We know that fall in Colorado can cool down quickly, so it’s a good idea to wear a wetsuit so you can stay warm and comfortable as you float down one of the many rivers that Dvorak Kayak and Rafting Expeditions guides. They include:

  • The Arkansas River
  • The Colorado River
  • The Dolores River
  • The Gunnison River
  • The North Platte River
  • The Rio Grande River
  • The San Miguel River

You can take in the spectacular fall foliage from any of these rivers, as either a guided rafting or kayaking trip. If you’re not sure which level of difficulty is for you, be sure to sort your trip by difficulty level. If you look at rafting, you will see there are: easy, moderate, and difficult journeys. Keep in mind that the difficult levels may be even more difficult as water levels drop-off in the fall.


What Will the Weather and Water Levels be Like?

If you’re looking for even further information on weather and water levels, we have curated some excellent sources of information to help you prepare.


Why Should I Consider the Fall, Isn’t Summer Better?

Summer is the busiest time of year for us here at Dvorak Kayak and Rafting Expeditions, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best time.


The perks of fall rafting/kayaking include:

  • Less busy. If you want more space to take in the natural sights, now is the time as the rivers aren’t as crowded!
  • More quality time with your Dvorak Kayak and Rafting Expeditions guide! They will have more time to talk to you about the river you’re paddling, and it can be a more immersive experience.
  • The sights! Colorado in the fall is gorgeous. The banks of the river are lined with vibrant aspen trees, wildlife preparing for winter, and snow-capped mountains.
  • A challenge. Fall is a great time to take on steeper, more technical sections and see scenic, colorful scenery all along the trail.
  • The river’s banks become uncovered as water levels drop, creating large, sandy beaches perfect for camping, picnics, or places to just relax and enjoy the scenery.
  • Less bugs. As the temperature drops, so too, does the insect population.

OK I’m sold on a fall rafting trip! What should I bring?

As we alluded to earlier, a wet suit or even a splash jacket is not a bad idea in case you get splashed! The likelihood of getting wet increases with the difficulty of the river.

  • Water Shoes
  • Water-proof camera
  • Wool of fleece hat
  • An extensive list of what to pack can also be found here

Yes, a fall rafting or kayaking trip on one of our many Colorado rivers is a memorable experience.



As always, if you have any questions or you need some more insight from the experts to help you plan your trip, do not hesitate to reach out to us at Dvorak Kayak and Rafting Expeditions! Call 719.539.6851 or visit our website to learn more. We look forward to guiding you through the spectacular autumn views from one of our many spectacular Colorado rivers!