Raftmasters . Idaho Springs
Well it’s 50 degrees, cloudy and drizzly today. And I love it. A nice change from the summer heat and a reminder to go out and buy some new winter biking gloves. With the summer wrapping up and the weather turning cold it’s probably the worst time to post about last Monday’s abbreviated rafting trip, but should be you searching Future Gringo for a place to raft near Denver in eight months – then by all means visit Raftmasters in Idaho Springs.
On Labor day we didn’t feel like driving the distance to Buena Vista, my favorite Colorado town along the Arkansas River, so we headed to Idaho Springs and joined Raftmasters with some vacationing Chicagoans for a two hour trip down Clear Creek, between Idaho Springs and Golden.
If visiting Denver, (yes next year,) and looking for a place to run the rivers without driving 100 miles and back check them out. The office is small and easy to manage, the staff is laid back, fun, and knows their safety gear. They’re only 30 miles from downtown Denver at 2405 Colorado Blvd in Idaho Springs, directly across from Marion’s of the Rockies. (The absolute best family run restaurant in the state.)
They also do trips on the upper and lower Arkansas Rivers. www.raftmasters.com