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 fundraiser, 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.  Registration ends August 20th!  
We typically spend about 2 hours on the water and stop on the riverbank along the way to hear from guest speakers, as pictured below.  This year, our guest speaker is Darek Elverud. Darek is a Fish Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and will be sharing insight about the endangered fish program and discuss the impacts invasive plants have to fish populations. Other talks will cover the tamarisk beetle and restoration.  
After spending time on the river you will arrive back to Rimrock Adventures for dinner courtesy of local restaurants such as Cafe Sol, Rib City, and Barons Bar and Grill; drinks from Copper Club Brewing Company and Talon Wine Brands; live music from Shaun Ray; and prizes.
We take care of everything (guided float, shuttles, raft guides, dinner, drinks - including beer from Copper Club Brewing Company and wine from Talon Wine Brands, music, and prizes), all you need to do is show up! 
The cost is $100 for non-members, $85 for members. Register here.
Seats are limited,  reserve your space today!  Registration will close on August 20, 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:
Rib City
Home Loan Insurance
Peach Street Distillers
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.