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! raftingT RAFTING Through the Royal Gorge On the Arkansas River For the wildest summer ride in Colorado plan on getting w e t . Whitewater w e t ! Whether it's the relaxing sound of flowing water, the scenery, or the adrenaline packed thrill of world-class whitewater, Colorado's river draws people from around the world. Whitewater rafting i n Colorado's spectacular mountain country is the premier outdoor adventure activity for both visitors and locals during the summer. With rivers that range from Class 1 to Class 5, there's a river trip for everyone. When asked how to choose a raft trip, Dennis Weid, owner of Raft Masters, suggested choosing a trip based on the level of difficulty, the ages of the participants (particularly children), your physical condition, length of trip and the type of raft (paddle, paddle-assist or oar) you prefer. You should always inquire about any additional costs you might expect, such as rental fees for additional equipment like wetsuits and boots. Fed by the deep mountain snows that fuel the Colorado ski industry, the streams and rivers come to life as the springtime thaw begins. Flowing eastward from the Continental Divide two of the most popular can be found. The Arkansas River, in central Colorado, is America's most popular rafting river. Staging from Cañon City, just 45 miles southwest of Colorado Springs, the adventure packed trip through the 1100' cliffs of the Royal Gorge are sure to thrill even the most experienced whitewater veterans. Whether you are seeking a gentle float for the family or a thrill packed whitewater adventure, Colorado is sure to have the right trip for you. And remember to relax, enjoy, and have one of the most memorable experiences of your life! w Valid through Sept 5, 2017 USE CODE: TH10CS17 Valid through Sept 5, 2017 USE CODE: TH5CS17 www.raftmasters.com www.travelhost.com SPRING 2017 75


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