Colorado Nature January 11, 2017
Here Are 9 Ways To Explore The Majestic Colorado River
Colorado maybe home to a number of rivers, but we must say that our favorite one of them all may just be the Centennial State’s namesake: the Colorado River. Running a whopping 1,450 miles, this beautiful and cascading body of water is not only housed in Colorado, but California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and even two Mexican states (Sonora and Baja California) as well. If you want to get out and explore this majestic river like never before, consider exploring it (come spring or summer) in these 9 fun ways:
No matter the portion of river (or no matter the state), rafting is quite possibly the best way to get up close and personal with the Colorado! Whether you go with a tour group or take your own private raft, you are guaranteed an incredible experience that you won't soon forget.
Same concept as rafting, but a with a different means of transportation...
3. Paddle boarding
For those of you out there who are more adventurous (and more coordinated), consider paddle boarding along the Colorado River, which is essentially wave-less surfing with a -- you guessed it -- paddle!
Don't worry, anglers; we didn't forget about you! Different parts of the river feature different types of fish, but we recommend checking out Glenwood Canyon because of its abundance of rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout.
5. Zip lining
In addition to fishing, the Glenwood Springs-area is also
to a high adrenaline zip lining adventure, which quickly transports guests from one side of the river to the other.
Since most of the Colorado River is encompassed by some of the most scenic countryside in the state, you would be silly to not want to throw on your boots and take a long hike!
After a long day of hiking and/or kayaking, can you imagine setting up camp alongside this natural wonder and waking up to the peaceful sounds of its rushing waters? #heavenonearth (Side note: If you are not camping in a designated area, please seek proper permission before pitching your tent.)
Here is a fun (and filling!) family outing: throw your favorite portable foods into a pretty basket, grab the kids, and enjoy a picnic lunch amongst mother nature.
9. Road trip
Do you have time for a "little" drive? Then why not explore the ENTIRE 1,450-mile-long Colorado River? See different states, cultures, and even countries when you follow this winding river from start to finish. (Don't forget to take lots of pictures!)
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