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Colorado Rafting 2015 Snowpack Update

By Emily Marquis

The recent snowstorm has really pushed our snowpack even higher above 100% of normal. It is important to note that the news media will report on the general snowpack conditions and take into account areas of drought in Colorado that are not connected to river recreation. We look to specific measuring sites, called SNOTEL sites, …


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Brown’s Canyon Designated a National Monument

By Emily Marquis

Brown’s Canyon National Monument finally designated! President Obama designated the Brown’s Canyon National Monument today through the Antiquities Act. This legislation has been in the works for 27 years. This protection encompasses 22,000 acres surrounding one of Colorado’s most popular river segments for whitewater rafting, kayaking and fishing. This scenic section of the Arkansas River &h


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The Arkansas River Fishery Receives Gold Medal Status

By Emily Marquis

The Arkansas River fishery has received Gold Medal status for the 102 mile stretch from the Lake Fork confluence to Parkdale. In order to receive the listing, a body of water must consistently support a minimum trout standing stock of 60 pounds per acre, and consistently support an average of at least 12 quality trout …


Mid- December 2013

By Emily Marquis

Mid- December, 2013 The snowpack in Colorado and especially the Arkansas River drainage is above normal for this time of the year. Our local ski area, Monarch , is off to a great start being open before Thanksgiving for the first time in a few years.   With winter settling in, we welcome our annual visit … Conti


New Additions for 2013!

By Emily Marquis

We have several new programs to offer in 2013!   we have added inflatable kayak – duckie trips on the Arkansas River , Rio Chama  and the Gunnison Gorge.   Several new pacakges are available including Rafting and Royal Gorge Bridge and Park combinations which will include a 1/2 day rafting trip in Bighorn Sheep Canyon or …


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