There are also many classic river trips that are just a short drive from Frisco including the Upper and Lower Blue River, the Eagle River, Clear Creek, the Arkansas River and the mighty Colorado River.
Interested in Whitewater Rafting?
- KODI Rafting: With rafting options on the Arkansas River, Blue River, Clear Creek, and Colorado River
- Performance Tours: With rafting options on the Arkansas River, Blue River, Clear Creek, and Colorado River
- Paddle Colorado: With rafting options on the Colorado River
- The Adventure Company: With rafting options on the Arkansas River, Blue River, Clear Creek, and Colorado River
What level am I?
As a skier is aware that a black diamond run is a lot steeper and more difficult than a green circle slope. Rapids, like ski slopes, vary in their intensity. The International Scale of River Difficulty classifies rapids as follows:
- Class I and II: Beginner – Smooth water; light riffles; clear passages, occasional sand banks and gentle curves. And medium-quick water; rapids with regular waves; clear and open passages between rocks and ledges. (Upper Colorado River)
- Class III: Intermediate – Numerous high and irregular waves; rocks and eddies with passages clear but narrow and requiring experience to run. (Brown’s Canyon on the Arkansas, Shoshone rapids on the Colorado, Eagle River, Blue River)
- Class IV: Advanced – Long and powerful rapids and standing waves; souse holes and boiling eddies. Powerful and precise maneuvering required. (Numbers rapids on the Arkansas, Clear Creek, Eagle River)
Always double check with your rafting company for trips and rivers that would best fit your desired experience!