One of the biggest dangers of rafting in the rain is the possibility of mud-rock flow. When the water levels begin to rise, it ‘may’ force some of the rocks to slide off the river banks, creating a flow of dangerous mud rock.
What is the best time to go white water rafting?
Spring. Late May to late June, springtime runoff from snowmelt makes for the most exciting time of rafting season for whitewater, with cooler river temperatures and smaller crowds.
What are the chances of dying white water rafting?
Fortunately, fatalities are uncommon in these activities, with rafting and kayaking fatalities occurring at a rate of 0.55 and 2.9 per 100000 user days, respectively.
Is there a weight limit to white water rafting?
90 to 275 pounds is the weight limit for most white water river rafting companies. Though there are no laws about rafting weight limits, most companies require participants to be within this weight range. So depending on your weight, you may not be able to go river rafting.
Is rafting safe for non swimmers?
Yes! You can go whitewater rafting without strong swimming abilities. While some swimming skills are a plus for any water activity, the Colorado Adventure Center offers a variety of rafting trips and aerial activities for non-swimmers.
Can you wear Crocs white water rafting?
Most white water rafting veterans avoid wearing the following clothes or bringing the following items: Flip-flops, Crocs, high heels, and cowboy boots. Heavy clothing like jeans, leather, or cotton sweaters.
How do you stay warm in white water rafting?
For rafting in colder weather, we strongly recommend:
- Wetsuits, splash jackets, and river shoes (available complimentary at our office); a swimsuit and synthetic layers to wear underneath your wetsuit.
- Synthetic layers to wear under your splash jacket, such as fleece that will continue to keep you warm while wet…