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Amazing Places to Go Whitewater Rafting in Colorado, USA

River rafting is one crazy adventure and if you are an adventure fanatic, there is no excuse to miss this experience.
Fortunately, Colorado has some of the most amazing places where you can perform whitewater rafting with your friends or family and enjoy your heart out.
This is a one-of-a-kind experience. May to September is considered to be the best time to visit these places to calm your adventure hunting soul. Here are the top places to go whitewater rafting in Colorado.
Buena Vista
This place is located between 14000-foot snow-capped peaks and the Arkansas River. Thus, you can imagine the thrilling experience that you are going to have while rafting here.
This is considered to be a suitable place for families as well as first-timers. Different kinds of rafting and camping trips are hosted here.
Durango
This place is famous for rafting, amusing scenery, as well as wildlife sighting. If you love adventuring amidst the river, this is the place to be in.
You can perform mountain rafting through Santa Rita, Smelter, Sawmill, and Pinball rapids. Class IV and V rapids are very popular here.
Idaho Springs
This place is located only 30 minutes away from Denver and is considered to be a perfect river rafting spot for the first-timers.
You can choose the Gold Rush section in which even your children can participate for a thrilling experience. If you want to make the most of advanced rafting, choose Class IV and V.
Canon City
Suitable for Class III to IV rapids under the thrilling 1,000-foot canyon walls and the Royal Gorge Bridge, this is yet another place to perform rafting in.
You can plan a half-day or full-day excursion. The add-ons such as train rides, zip-lining, as well as a trip to Royal Gorge Bridge and park can also be planned here.
Aspen
There are many hiking trails in Aspen. And the place also offers you a thrilling river rafting experience.
The upper section of this area is the most challenging rafting spot. Thus, if you are a beginner, it is advised to stick to the lower section until you master the adventure.
Creede
The rapids at Creede range from Class II to III. Thus, if you are a moderate rafter, make this place your go-to spot with your partner or friends.
The scenic beauty of this place is going to steal your heart by all means. There are other services extended here.
Pagosa Springs
Raft along the amazing Piedra River which is considered to be a suitable rafting experience for any beginner.
The advanced rafters don’t have to feel disappointed as you can participate in Class II, III, and IV rapids to have a thrilling experience.
Fort Collins
Plan your summer rafting trip at Fort Collins which is flanked by unique rock formations, beautiful scenery, and a lot more.
You can also participate in activities such as camping and hiking. The area hosts half-day to 3 full-day hiking opportunities.
Whitewater rafting is fun, however, challenging at the same time. It is therefore advised to prepare yourself well. Hire a guide to meet out the challenges. Make the most of your rafting experience.

 Shantanu Godase

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Paul Arterburn, Laiton Barbo, Clay Banks, Karen, Leslie Cross, Emmanuél Appiah, Stefan Rodriguez