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7 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Raft Trip

7 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Raft Trip

If you’re planning a visit to the stunning town of Breckenridge or Buena Vista for some world class whitewater rafting, safety should always be your top priority.  To help you make the most of your adventure on the river, we’ve compiled a list of 7 essential safety tips that will ensure an unforgettable and safe whitewater rafting experience. Keep reading to learn how you can make the most of your upcoming whitewater rafting trip…

  1. Choose an Experienced Guide: Opt for reputable outfitters like us, The Adventure Company, who prioritize safety and only employ experienced guides to lead your journey. We set the standard for safety and organization on the river.

  2. Know Your Ability Level: Be honest with yourself and select a rafting trip that matches your skill and comfort level. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rafter, there’s an adventure suitable for everyone in Buena Vista. Give our friendly Adventure Coordinators a call and we can guide you through the decision process.

  3. Listen to Your Guide: Our knowledgeable guides will provide thorough safety briefings and instructions. Pay close attention and follow their guidance to navigate the rapids safely and smoothly.

  4. Wear the Right Gear: Don’t underestimate the importance of proper gear. We provide personal flotation devices (PFDs), helmets, and have sanitized wet suits available to rent to help ensure your safety and comfort on the river. Remember, the water was snow just a few days ago!

  5. Stay Hydrated: Whitewater rafting can be physically demanding. Drink plenty of water before and during your adventure to stay hydrated and maintain your energy levels.

  6. Protect Yourself from the Sun: Buena Vista is known for its abundant sunshine at a high altitude. Apply sunscreen, wear a hat, and consider UV-protective clothing to shield yourself from harmful rays while enjoying the great outdoors. We have appropriate gear available for purchase at our meeting spot.

  7. Respect Nature: As you explore the breathtaking scenery of Buena Vista, remember to respect the environment. Dispose of waste properly and leave no trace, ensuring that future generations can also enjoy this remarkable natural playground. Ask your guide for help in doing so. 

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