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2018 River Report

Dvorak Expeditions Is Ready To Make 2018 The Best Summer Yet! The 2017-18 winter may not have been the Colorado winter of your dreams, full of epic powder days, and skipping work to get the first chair after a massive snowstorm. But that does not mean you need to worry about your river season.  You’ll…

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May 3, 2018

NATIONAL MONUMENTS: A Powerful Conservation Tool

Browns Canyon National Monument OUR COUNTRY HAS 117 NATIONAL MONUMENTS scattered across 30 states, from the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor to the Misty Fjords in Alaska. National monuments have been established to protect coral reefs in American Samoa, Spanish forts in Florida and extinct volcanoes in New Mexico as well as landscape-scale,…

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August 5, 2016

Browns Canyon is Model for Landscape-Scale Conservation

Reposted from Maintaining outdoor traditions, generating local sportsmen support must be key considerations for future national monument proposals, according to national report Salida, CO -( Designation of the new, 21,586-acre Browns Canyon National Monument is delivering landscape-scale conservation benefits, continued hunting and angling opportunity, and economic payoffs, said sportsmen-conservation leaders at a gathering of decision-makers and journalists on the Arkansas River over the weekend. Coloradans worked for more than 40 years to permanently conserve and protect the diverse terrain of Browns Canyon, which includes high alpine meadows and lakes, winter range in the pinon-juniper hills, habitat for iconic big game species, and the Arkansas River—one of Colorado’s most popular trout fisheries. The monument was formally designated on Feb. 19, 2015. “The Arkansas River and Browns Canyon is a story about persistence and working together for the common good,” said Corey…

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May 25, 2016

Jimmy Kimmel Joins the Board of American Rivers

(Late night host, comedian, fly fisherman and environmentalist Jimmy Kimmel joins the board of American Rivers. Photo Credit: Angela George) A little humor goes a long way in the grueling efforts to protect our rivers Preservation efforts can take a long time and be grueling, frustrating work. Just ask Bill Dvorak, who spent 23 years…

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August 7, 2015

Colorado River Rafting Bucket List

If whitewater rafting isn’t already on your bucket list, it should be. It’s the most fun you’ll ever have. It combines fun, adventure, excitement, skill, teamwork, action, outdoors, sunshine and it all adds up to an unforgettable trip for you, your friends, family and co-workers. Dvorak Expeditions is one of the oldest river rafting outfitters…

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July 24, 2015

Don’t Let Mosquitoes Suck the Fun Out of Colorado River Rafting

The only thing that sucks about rafting the many rivers of Colorado are the mosquitoes (badum bum!) They won’t get you as you’re rushing down the river, but when you are settling down for the night at the DVK campsite the little suckers will find you in a second. To avoid itching your way through…

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July 22, 2015

Multi-Sport Whitewater Rafting Trips in Colorado

Arkansas River rafting packages for the whole family The high country melt is nearly finished giving us a great idea of how all the rivers are going to be running for the rest of the season. This is the perfect time to talk to Dvorak about customizing a getaway package for family vacations, reunions, group retreats and special occasions. If you want more than just a thrilling ride down the river, if you want it all from your outdoor adventure, it’s time to book that multi-sport whitewater rafting trip! Customize your whitewater rafting trip in Colorado When you book with DVK, you get more than just a trip down the river. We want to make this an all-encompassing vacation of a lifetime. There’s so much more to the rivers than the rapids. Sure, they are thrilling, but so is the…

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July 15, 2015

World Famous Whitewater Rafting Trips on the Arkansas River

Our most popular and exciting whitewater rafting trips take place on the Arkansas River! It’s got everything you could hope for when booking an outdoor river rafting adventure with us. The water is pumping, making every section of the Arkansas River a thrill to raft and kayak. The Arkansas River is going to be pumping…

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July 10, 2015

Racing Down the Colorado River with DVK

The rivers are running wild and this 2015 season is gearing up to be truly excellent. Our customized river rafting adventures are not a race. We want you to be able to take in all the gorgeous scenery, but when the water starts rushing and the rapids approach it’s always good to have a plan,…

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July 8, 2015

River Rafting Safety is Our Number One Concern

  A few months ago, the river rafting community was concerned that we would get enough water to fill our rivers for thrilling river rafting and kayaking in Colorado and it’s neighboring states. Today, with the snow and rain storms on May, our main concern is almost too much water flowing through the many rivers…

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July 3, 2015