If you are planing your first whitewater adventure there are some things you should be aware off. By covering this basic steps, you will know what to expect and make your trip with Mile Hi Rafting more enjoyable.
What To Expect on a White Water Rafting Trip
Expect to Get Wet
This may sound elementary and basic to most, but there are some who think they are merely taking a ‘ride’ on the river. Dress for the occasion, and only bring items that can get wet, or put inside a Ziploc baggie. Because most of the water in the canyons is late season snow melt, it may be a good idea to plan on wearing a wetsuit.
Make this apart of your adventure- it’s all in your mindset! Get to know the other rafters with you, or enjoy the scenic views. If you prepare for this, it will also become part of the memorable experience! Go to the restroom before getting on and plan to bring a small snack for the bus ride back.
Expect to Get Trained!
It is quite common to fear whether or not you will know what to do. Don’t fear! Mile Hi has an invested interest in making sure you have a good time and are well prepared. They will be sure to answer all your questions and guide you in safety tips and ways you can help. Before you embark on your adventure, guides will lead you in paddling techniques as well as instruction on how to paddle! Part of the safety routine you will be informed of will include a lifejacket. You will be wearing a lifejacket, which will make it easier in the event of ejection from the raft. Don’t worry though, your guides are well prepared to handle anything that comes their way and it’s ok to fall out!
Above all else, have fun! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for many and the memory it creates is no less significant. An added benefit is a boost in mood and mental outlook! A study on wilderness rafting found that white water rafting touted psychological advantages like relaxation, nature appreciation, and even achievement!
Book your White Water Rafting Adventure Today!
Mile Hi Rafting is convenient and its location makes it an ideal destination for day trips and vacations. We offer professionally guided white water rafting and ATV tours. We provide all the gear- wet suits, splash jackets, PFD, helmets and ATV’s. We have trips for any ability and adventure level! Kids are always welcome on any of our trips! We pride ourselves in being flexible and will help you arrange any combination of options to create your own experience. Come see us for your next adventure!