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Exciting Things to Do in Colorado This Summer

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Colorful Colorado offers plenty of opportunities for exciting summer fun. Regardless of whether you want to spend your summer adventuring or just taking in the gorgeous scenery, there is something for everyone in this diverse state. If you are trying to find ways to create incredible memories with your family, then you must consider water sports along with multi sport options like mountain biking, hiking, zipline, horseback, hot springs, standup paddle boarding, tubing and more.. From rafting trips to guided fishing trips and Swiftwater rescue courses, Dvorak Kayak and Rafting Expeditions offers a range of fun things to make your summer magical.

Take a Rafting Trip

Rafting trips typically begin in spring May – June in Colorado but summer trips July – September are even more popular. White water rafting through pristine rivers in Colorado, where the rafting will  be an amazing way to have unmatched summer fun. The good thing is, you don’t need a whole lot of experience to raft in these rivers.


However, if you’re skeptical, it’s best to seek out the professional  outfitter. . And if you want a rafting trip with plenty of action, there are options for that too. For instance, rafting at the newest National Monument, Browns Canyon the Arkansas River  can give you a feel of adventure while also giving you a good glimpse into Colorado’s Rocky Mountain’s  stunning scenery. Similarly, Gunnison River Gorge NCA is known for its wild, striking canyon, nature and ambiance. Rapids are usually classified from 1 to 6 with 6 being the toughest ones to raft in. Consider your expertise level before you decide on a trip. Please feel free to get in touch with our experts at Dvorak Kayak and Rafting Expeditions to find the best rating experiences for you. We offer everything from half-day rafting trips to multi-day trips.

Join a Swiftwater Rescue Course

While this may not exactly sound like your typical idea of summer, a Swiftwater rescue course can certainly get your adrenaline flowing while also equipping you with an essential life skill. Additionally, a swift water rescue training certification can open up new career opportunities for you if you love adventure.

Take a Relaxing Fishing Trip

Colorado is one of America’s most popular river fishing destinations. It’s gold medal waters offer an abundance of different kinds of trout, Browns and Rainbows , and more. Regardless of whether you are looking for calm , picturesque reservoirs, ponds, or lakes, you will definitely find them in Colorado. In fact, you will have the opportunity to find over 35 species of fish in the state.


Some fishing rivers  are more challenging than others and fully guided fishing trips may be the best choice. Professional fishing guides have in-depth knowledge of the resource  and types of fish you are likely to find in different places in Colorado. Similarly, if you plan to fish with kids on board, then guided trips are the best option.

Learn to Paddle

If you have purchased your own raft and gear and want to learn the guiding skills, we have courses offered in Colorado. Paddling is a focused  experience that can put your mind and body at ease. Additionally, it is also an excellent strength-training activity. However, paddling takes a bit of practice and guidance and it would be a good idea to join a professional paddling course. At Dvorak Kayak and Rafting Expeditions, we offer paddle courses to people with a flare for water sports and a desire to learn.


Summers in Colorado feature clear blue skies and pleasant weather. Colorado’s 1st Licensed Outfitter, Dvorak Kayak and Rafting Expeditions offer watersport equipment rentals, shuttles, whitewater rafting, float fishing, multi-sport activities and river rescue courses.  Feel free to contact us if you are looking for fun things to do in Colorado. Call 719.539.6851 or visit our website to learn more.