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When in Drought, There’s Still Water for Rafting!

  Droughts. They’re rough. They cause all sorts of troubles, but don’t jump to too many conclusions! Many people assume that droughts = no rafting, but that’s WRONG!!! Despite what you’d think, there’s still loads of incredible rafting options even when Mother Nature leaves us pretty high and dry. In normal snowpack years, AO offers […]

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Mushroom Rapid on Cherry Creek

2015 Cherry Creek River Rafting Update

2015 Cherry Creek Water Release Schedule “Best trip ever.” “All the superlatives apply.” “Not for the faint of heart” “TIME OF YOUR LIFE.” That’s not us tooting the Cherry Creek horn–that’s some satisfied rafters sayin’ it best themselves.  And because of water stored in upstream reservoirs, this year you, too, can challenge yourself not just to […]

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2015 Summer River Rafting Season Update for California

The 2015 whitewater rafting season is underway in California! (Yes, you read that correctly: you just might be shocked to learn that California rivers have enough water for rafting trips into October!) Even during the drought, water stored in upstream reservoirs gets released on a schedule to generate hydropower, provide water for drinking and irrigation–and gives […]

South Fork American 2015 Update

2015 South Fork American River Rafting Update

2015 South Fork American Water Release Schedule Gold Rush history, historic ranch land, lively Class III rapids, and easy access to major highways (while still feeling a world away) are some of the reasons the South Fork of the American is one of the most popular rivers on the planet.  But that’s not why we’re […]

Tunnel Chute Rapid on the Middle Fork American River

2015 Middle Fork American River Rafting Update

2015 Middle Fork American Water Release Schedule The Middle Fork American is a reservoir-release river, meaning that despite drought, there will be reliable and consistent water flows prime for rafting throughout the summer season. In normal water years, the river has good flows 7 days a week. Due to the ongoing drought, the water release schedule […]



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