Here’s some frequently asked questions guests have about our Colorado white-water rafting trips. If you don’t see an answer to your question, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we’d love to help!
Q: Is white water rafting safe?
A: The first step is choosing the right trip that suits your group. It’s best to talk to one of AMT trained professionals to assure you are set up for success. Call us at 800-888-8582 to discuss your options.
Q: When is the best time to go rafting in Colorado?
A: The Colorado rafting season runs from April through Labor Day. The more exciting ride is during spring run-off, which occurs from late-May through mid-July. The best time for rafters who are more timid and young families is July and August.
Q: How many people fit in a raft?
A: It depends on the type of rafting trip you prefer, but our larger rafts can accomodate six to seven guests, plus the guide on a trip. This number may vary, depending on factors such as water levels, age and size of the guests on the trip, and equipment in the raft. If you have a group larger than six or seven guests we can still take you out! Call us to discuss our large group trips and discounts!
Q: Do Colorado rafting companies have to follow regulations?
A: Yes, all commercial river outfitters in Colorado are regulated by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and all guides must complete an extensive training program to meet criteria outlined by the state. AMT exceeds the minimum qualifications for Colorado river guides. *The Arkansas River is managed by a sub-division of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife called the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA).
Q: If I can’t swim, can I still go rafting?
A: Personal floatation devices are mandatory on all trips and are designed to keep your head above the water. Swimming is a recommended for all whitewater adventures but not mandatory. Float and beginner trips are recommended for the none experienced rafters.