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Large Colorado Snow Pack Means Exciting Rafting this Summer


Large Colorado Snow Pack Means Exciting Rafting this Summer

Have you experienced white water rafting in Colorado? Or if your thinking that you may like to try it for the first time ever, this is definitely a great year to come to Royal Gorge Rafting for a white water raft trip on the Arkansas River!
Colorado snow pack for the 2016 season has been incredible. This year's water year-to-date precipitation (which began for this year on October 1st, 2015) is above average and the upstream reservoirs are loaded with water 
Here are a few facts:
According to SNOTEL, there are three tributaries that are still holding above average. Even more impressively, every main tributary is at 95% or higher, giving the Basin Index a rating of 102% of normal.
That's a lot of water. The more encouraging aspect is the amount of water content contained in the high mountain snow pack which correlates to greater runoff for habitat and recreation.
You can find the entire 
SNOTEL report in detail here. 
What That Means for Whitewater Rafting:
The warmest of summer months are still ahead of us. These numbers mean that you will get a lot of “bang for your buck” in Colorado whitewater thrills! If you're looking for a challenge, check out our trips rafting through
the Royal Gorge. If you are looking for the more family friendly tour, check out our trips through the Big Horn Sheep Canyon. No matter which section of river suits your style or experience, there will be plenty of water for everyone this season. Be sure to check out our vacation packages as well pairing classic Colorado white water rafting with our amazing zip line tours.
For more information on rafting or zip line tours, accommodations, and vacation packages, view more on our website. We look forward to seeing you on the river!
- Royal Gorge Rafting & Zip Line Tours - 719 275 7238

3 Essential Stops on a Colorado Road Trip


If you are on vacation in the Denver region or you are just looking for quality summer fun. Head south for a summer road trip, there are so many things to see and do. There is no need to travel out of the state if you live in Colorado for vacation when there are so many sights and adventures to be had right here! A road trip is a great way for families and friends to bond while saving money and still having a great vacation. And there are many places that offer Colorado vacation packages to help you have a blast along the way. So here is your list of 3 essential stops for your road trip south of Denver.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo: Located in Colorado Springs, this zoo is unique in many ways. Even if you have been to the Denver Zoo many times, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will still impress you. Because it is located on the mountainside, the habitats are lush and more natural. Entrance to the museum also includes entrance to the Will Rogers Shrine, which provides stunning views of the city below from 8,136 feet up.

Manitou Springs: Manitou Springs is a quaint town just to the west of Colorado Springs. It is lined with unique shops and restaurants that are fun to explore. Manitou Springs gets is name from the mineral springs that are natural there. While you are walking through town you can drink from several mineral spring fountains.

The Royal Gorge: The Royal Gorge is a spectacular gorge just a while farther south on the interstate via Hwy 115 to Hwy 50. It is best known for the Royal Gorge suspension bridge that spans across the Royal Gorge. You won’t want to miss the amazing Colorado white water rafting trip on the Arkansas River rafting 1000 feet below the Royal Gorge bridge and catch Colorado’s best zip line tours. People travel from all over the world to raft these sections of the Arkansas River so you won't want to miss it. See our Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Vacation Packages.

These are just a few ideas of places to stop on a road trip from Denver heading down south. Take advantage of the wild Colorado outdoors and rich history of the region. For more information on Colorado White Water Rafting and zip line tours in the Royal Gorge region, contact us at Royal Gorge Rafting & Zip Line Tours today. Call: 719 275 7238