1. Should I bring the kids?
Yes, for SUP they need to be at least 13 years old. All ages are welcome on our rafting excursions.
2. Are dogs allowed?
Unfortunately not, please leave the pets at home as there is not place to leave the animals. Cars get extremely hot out here in the blazing Colorado sun.
3. Will I get wet?
SUP, yes! Rafting, that depends, you can usually stay pretty dry on these tame rapids unless your group wants to get doused, just tell the guide so!
4. Is there nearby camping or lodging?
Wonderful riverside camping is available all around our SUP CO Dome at Rancho Del Rio. Pay at the general store when you arrive on site, costs are $3 per day per person, $5 if you want the free shuttle to State Bridge (4 miles). Rancho del Rio also has a few cabins for rent.
State Bridge offers beautifully remodeled cabins, rustic yurts and tee pees for rent.
Rancho – ranchodelrio.com / 970-653-4431
State Bridge – statebridge.com / 970-653-0113 / firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Will I see wildlife?
Very likely, numerous bald eagles and hawks soar overhead, while beaver and fish travel along side. An abundance of deer, elk, and bear make this a hunter’s paradise in the fall.
6. Is there food nearby?
Yes, at our State Bridge office (just 4 miles from out Rancho dome) you can pick up snacks at the general store, or you can grab MOE’S BBQ to go. Rancho del Rio also has an onsite store for lighter snacks.
7. Can I bring alcohol?
No, but many of our trips end at the brand new State Bridge Riverside Bar & Grill. MOE’S BBQ, a full bar and live music (on the weekend), await you.
8. What are the rapids like?
This section of the Colorado River is more about the scenery but each stretch has a few excited Class I-II rapids (class III-V really gets intense).