2018 Raft the River

RiversEdge West and Rimrock Adventures
August 25th, 2018
927 CO-340
Fruita, CO 81521
On August 25th, join us and local river experts for our annual Raft the River trip, a one-day float trip and dinner along the Colorado River in Fruita, Colorado from 3:00~7:30.  We'll be floating from Rimrock Adventures to the Loma Boat Ramp. 
Sign up here or scroll down for more information.  Space is limited.
We typically spend about 1.5-2 hours on the water and make two stops on the riverbank to hear from guest speakers along the way, as pictured below.
These short talks from local river experts will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the restoration work happening along the river and may also include discussions about the tamarisk beetle, fish, and wildlife.
After spending time on the river you will arrive back to Rimrock Adventures for dinner, live music, prizes, and drinks donated by local restaurants such as Cafe Sol, Barons Bar and Grill, and Copper Club Brewing Company.
We take care of everything (guided float, shuttles, raft guides, dinner, drinks, music), all you need to do is show up! 
The cost is $100 for non-members, $85 for members. Register here.
Seats are limited and tickets typically sell out, so be sure to reserve your space in advance!  Registration will close on August 10, 2018.   
Not a RiversEdge West member but want to take advantage of the member discount and support healthier rivers? Become a RiversEdge West member, here.  Our Seedling Membership starts at $50/yr.
All proceeds go to RiversEdge West's programs that are restoring rivers to a healthier, more vibrant state.


Please note that during the rafting portion of the day, you will be sitting on the outside edge of the raft as pictured above or inside the boat on the floor on a warm, summer Western Colorado day. 

With that in mind, here are some items we recommend you bring to get the most out of your experience:

  • Reusable water bottle 
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses and a retainer strap
  • Hat
  • Binoculars for wildlife watching
  • Footwear: The most common injuries during river activities are foot injuries, so protect your feet with secure footwear. Sharp rocks and occasional broken glass are potential hazards both along the riverbanks and the riverbed itself. As there's plenty of mud along the Colorado's riverbanks, choose footwear that can be thoroughly cleaned or hosed off following your trip. Water shoes, strap-on river sandals or old sneakers are all good choices. Bare feet and flip-flops are not acceptable.
  • Any particular snacks that you would like 
Raft the River is supported by the generosity of local sponsors, including:
If you are interested in becoming a Raft the River sponsor, please email Cara at ckukuraitis@riversedgewest.org.  

RiversEdge West's

mission is to advance the restoration of riparian lands through collaboration, education, and technical assistance.