Five late-summer Colorado adventures

Posted on August 22, 2018

Summer is not over yet and River Runners has plenty of fun activities to offer well into fall. Here are five late-summer Colorado adventures to get in before it’s too late.

1. Raft the Royal Gorge

The Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River is a great raft trip at low water. Enjoy a scenic float into the gorge where you will navigate steep and technical class III and IV rapids, followed by a brisk paddle out to the edge of Canon City, Colorado.

2. Off-Road in Buena Vista

The Buena Vista Adventure Hub has partnered with Polaris Adventures to offer rentals and guided off-road tours in the Fourmile Recreation Area within San Isabel National Forest – just a few miles east of Buena Vista, Colorado. Ride or drive a 2018 Polaris RZR 900 side-by-side on designated OHV trails with berms, rollers and technical trail options.

3. Slingshot from Buena Vista to Aspen

Looking for something to drive up a mountain pass and show up in style to lunch? Polaris Slingshots are 3-wheeled, open-air, two-seat roadsters. The recommended route is Buena Vista to Aspen over Independence Pass. This high-mountain road crosses over the Continental Divide in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. You must be at least 25 years old with a valid driver’s license to rent these vehicles.

4. Tube and Inflatable Kayak in Salida

The low water has been great for tubing and inflatable kayaking in Downtown Salida, Colorado. Rent a tube, IK or SUP from River Runners for your own adventure. Run your own shuttle or simply run laps in the Salida Whitewater Park, which features four drops. *Plan to get out of the river after the last drop where you can use a sidewalk to get back up to the top of the park.

5. Zip Line and Aerial Adventure Tours near Salida

Captain Zipline is home to Colorado’s first zip line tour and largest aerial adventure park. It is located in Lost Canyon – just a few miles east of Salida, Colorado. Your zip line tour guide will show you a great time on the cables while telling you about the history, flora, and fauna of this beautiful area. The Canyon Aerial Course is a complex structure in the Lost Canyon that consists of interconnected elements. Components of the course include swinging bridges, swinging logs, cargo nets, balance beams, tunnels and more.