You asked: How old do you have to be to go white water rafting in Colorado?

Can a 5 year old go white water rafting?

In some parts of the world, operators welcome children of all ages into their boats for Class I and II white-water; others have a minimum age of 8. Safe, relaxing, and gentle, Class I and II rapids are entertaining, offer a lovely view of the world around you and require little by way of physical contribution.

Can a 2 year old go rafting?

General rule is that people shouldn’t bring babies on rafting tours, because even if it’s the calmest river ever, babies are just too little to help themselves in any possible way.

Is there a weight limit for rafting?

The short answer is no. There is no hard and fast weight limit for whitewater rafting. The longer answer is that weight could impact some other factors that play into whether you should go on a trip with us.

Has anyone died whitewater rafting?

Accidental deaths from whitewater rafting and kayaking accidents become the focus of news stories in any given year when such deaths spike.

Deaths by Sport.

Activity Fatalities per 100,000 Episodes
Whitewater Kayaking 2.9
Recreational Swimming 2.6
Bicycling 1.6
Whitewater Boating/Rafting 0.86

What is Class 3 rafting?

Class 3: Whitewater, in that the water does appear white due to all the bubbles, small waves, maybe a small drop, but no considerable danger. This class may require significant maneuvering in the raft. Experienced and strong paddling skills are needed at this level.

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What are level 3 rapids?

Class 3- beginner / (intermediate) level

Rapids, eddies and moderately strong waves become harder to navigate. You can expect to be getting wet at this level. Performing maneuvers, and boat control, is key to running class 3 rapids.

Can babies go on float trips?

With each of the above mentioned items taken into consideration and observing basic float trip safety rules, it is possible to take kids of any age on a float trip. Taking children on a float trip can be a highly enjoyable, as well as educational experience.