Westwater Canyon, image of boats. Terms used for rafting.

Terms to Know

River folk all speak the same language. It’s important to be able to effectively communicate while on the river – within your group and with other boaters on the river. You don’t want to be that guy swimming down the river after falling out of your ducky and not fully understand what the hippy-looking dude […]

Ten Mile Creek

Are you heading to Summit County, Colorado? If so, the Ten Mile Creek is a stretch of water that starts in the Curtain Ponds of Officer’s Gulch just east of Copper Mountain Ski Resort and empties out into Lake Dillon Reservoir in Frisco, Colorado. The Ten Mile is known for its early season fun in […]

Westwater Canyon, Utah

For Experienced boaters, you really can’t beat the endless challenges that Westwater Canyon Provides. A 17 mile canyon in Utah, Westwater Canyon can be dangerous, challenging and needs to be respected but if you’re up for it, we highly recommend it. You must grab a permit to run the Westwater Canyon and you need to […]


Though a permit is required, the Ruby-Horsethief section of the Colorado River is some of the most scenic and fun stretches of flat water that you can find and is an ideal place to enjoy a day on the river. From Loma, Colorado to Westwater, Utah, the Ruby-Horsethief stretch runs for roughly 25 miles. It […]

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River Rapid Classes

River Rapid Classes are set between Class I and Class VI. We have prepared this list to help you understand how River Rapids are Classed and Characterized. Class I Rapids Class I Rapids include fast moving water with ripples and small waves. Their are few obstructions, which are for the most part obvious and can […]

Upper Colorado River

One of the most, if not the most popular river stretches in Colorado is known as the “Upper Colorado River.” The section can be as difficult or as easy going as you want it to be and is a great stretch for Ducky/Float Trips, Whitewater rafting, Paddle Boarding and Fly Fishing. From Kremmling Colorado to […]

Delorme Inreach Explorer

Both at river-maps and at our parent Company info-maps, llc., we often find ourselves trying out new mapping devices for both work and for everyday exploration. We recently picked up the Delorme Inreach Explorer and although our intentions were to use it mainly for dirt biking expeditions, we thought that tech savvy river folks would […]