Late summer is the best time to be on the Western Slope of Colorado. As much of the country swelters under oppressive heat, traffic and the ‘dog days’ of summer, Glenwood Springs thrives with cool nights, warm days, and blue skies over the river.
At Blue Sky Adventures, we invite you and your family, or a couple of friends, to squeeze in that perfect summer vacation into our perfect summer days. Come out on the river with us to beat the heat and make memories with the people you love! The Colorado River is still flowing strong, despite a challenging season for many rivers in the state.
It’s true that this year has been a dry one for Colorado. Wildfires have been a very real threat due to the drought conditions, and with historically low snowpack this year, many river basins did not reach their normal peaks and dropped fast. Favorite stretches of the Arkansas River near Colorado Springs, or on Clear Creek near Denver have struggled to maintain sufficient water levels to support recreational use.
But there is good news for anyone hoping to get a last minute white water rafting trip this summer. All our trips on the Colorado River run through Glenwood Canyon, including the Shoshone Rapids, and we are a dam controlled stretch of river, which basically means we are guaranteed to have water all year long. With warmer water temps and less intense rapids, it is the perfect time for a first-timer, or anyone who has younger kiddos.
Worried you won’t find enough adventure here? With Blue Sky, it is easy to level up the excitement by downsizing the boat. Not sure what that looks like? Here’s a quick breakdown of the different types of boats available to you on a Blue Sky trip and how they affect your experience on the river.