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Summer is in full swing, and the state’s rivers are primed for kayaking after all the recent rain. While paddlers might be thrilled to seize the opportunity to run a few stretches, with the waters high, it's more important than ever to keep safety first.
Matt Mattes, head guide at Dvorak...
July 24 2015, 9:00 AM
—Photography by Jeff Nelson
With thousands of miles of rivers and streams and millions of surface acres of lakes, the Centennial State is angling nirvana for the approximately 340,000 fly-fishermen who, each year, are captivated by the rhythmic action and stunning backdrops associated with the age-old pursuit. But fly-fishing...
"Over The River" life-size test. (Photo courtesy of Wolfgang Volz. © Christo 1999)
Last month, Christo—the infamous artist behind the still-tied-up-in-legal-proceedings "Over the River" public art installation planned for the Arkansas River—visited Colorado to give a few lectures and take a leisurely rafting trip down Bighorn Sheep Canyon where his two-week art project will...
October 9 2014, 10:00 AM
Where: From a bridge over calm water, features editor Lindsey B. Koehler photographed the changing autumn leaves falling into the Arkansas River near Salida, Colorado.
September 21 2014, 8:30 AM
There’s really not a bad time to visit centrally located Salida (although we are partial to spring and fall). The railroad town is nestled into the Upper Arkansas River Valley, with easy access to the mighty river and more than a dozen nearby fourteeners. As you’d expect, the tiny town (...
September 17 2014, 10:30 AM
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Each summer Colorado’s more than 150 rivers swell with snowmelt runoff and create some of the country’s best whitewater waves. Whether you are a novice paddler or well-practiced rafter, chances are you will be tempted to put-in at least once this season. Rapid intensity varies–even along the...
June 12 2014, 11:00 AM
The kids in the river were collecting bugs and testing pH balances and measuring turbidity. I was there last fall as a parent volunteer to help with “River Week,” which at first consisted of yelling at kids to quit throwing rocks and telling them that yes, they were supposed to have worn shoes that...
December 18 2012, 2:31 PM
Why we love it: It’s a beginner-friendly way to experience kayaking without the steep learning curve of rolling or bailing out of a spray skirt.
When to go: In the mid-summer to early fall when the water level is more forgiving.
I’ve rafted the Arkansas River many times and it provides...
August 30 2012, 10:00 AM