Did you know that right now is actually the best time to go rafting in Western Colorado? It may seem strange, because everyone always wants to hit the river around July, but the truth is right now is the best time to go rafting in the Grand Junction Area.

The reasons are plentiful, but that doesn’t mean right now is the only time to go rafting. The rafting season in Western Colorado is Generally May-October, and because our springs get so warm, and our falls tend to stay warm, we have a very long rafting season in Grand Junction.

However, because of the melting snow, rafting in the spring can be rather dangerous. If we had a very snowy winter, the river can remain high, and dangerous, through most of the summer, like it did this year. That means trees and rocks that were once above the water are no longer visible, but are still right below the surface of the water. In addition, the water moves much faster and inexperienced rafters can have trouble controlling the raft.

August - October, the river tends to calm down a great deal, which makes for a more relaxed river experience. It’s still warm enough to enjoy the water, and you don't have to worry about high water hiding sharp objects below the surface. The best part is, it’s not crowded at all!

In fact, more rafting and river guide companies offer special discounts this time of year, to encourage people to stay on the river more. Adventure Bound is currently offering special group pricing. Give them a call and ask about their fall, group specials! You can reach Adventure Bound at 800-423-4668.

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