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

 In Whitewater Blogged

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 your river rafting vacation, make sure to pack plenty of bug spray.

Bring an all natural, environmentally safe bug repellent on your Colorado river rafting trip.

Bring an all natural, environmentally safe bug repellent on your Colorado river rafting trip.

Natural, environmentally friendly mosquito repellent

There are several mosquito repellents available on the market with the all powerful Deet, but many want to avoid this toxic substance and go the organic way. We are all for that, so here are a few helpful hints to creating your own “bug off” lotion or spray to bring with you.

Citronella oils are great at repelling blood sucking mosquitoes.

Citronella oils are great at repelling blood sucking mosquitoes.

We all know that citronella is a powerful mosquito repellent and featured in most mass produced bug sprays. Get a hold of some concentrated citronella oil and add it to some non-scented lotion. Throw in a little lavender and peppermint oil and you’ve got yourself an all natural, environmentally friendly mosquito repellant. If you want a quick spray, mix in the oils with some baby oil and get a spray bottle.

It’s quick and easy and it will make your night time camping in between daytime rafting or any of the other multi-sport activities that we offer to spice up your whitewater vacation.

For more tips on what to pack for your Colorado whitewater river rafting vacation, check our packing suggestions.

Customize your Colorado river rafting trip with DVK

Dvorak team can help you customize any river rafting or kayaking adventure to make it suit all of your needs and that of your family. Talk to us about our Kids go FREE trips, for children under 12 years old.

We know where the river is running wild for experienced paddlers, and where to take  families with young kids so that you get the thrill of a few small rapids as well as tranquil floats so you take in the surrounding landscape.

Call (800) 824-3795/(719) 539-6851 to customize your next outdoor river adventure.

Dvorak offers rafting, kayaking and fishing trips of the Colorado River, Dolores River, Green River, Arkansas River, Gunnison River, Salmon River, North Platte River, San Miguel River and Rio Grande River

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