Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center

Chairlifts are Overrated

Chairlifts are Overrated

Snowboarding has always been a huge part of my life.  It is the reason that I moved to Colorado.  My friends and I arranged our courses at CSU so that we only had class on Tuesday and Thursdays.  That way we could hang out in the mountain for 4...

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Ride the Rafting Wave

Ride the Rafting Wave

Increased river flows can provide splashy family fun Before guiding a recent raft trip down Browns Canyon, I met my crew. Two young couples, and, someone’s mom. Mom was of retirement age. She looked fearful as I explained the risks of...

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Land Lovin’

Land Lovin’

While we at the RMOC maintain that rafting and other river activities at high water can be fun and exciting for the right crew, we do understand that it is not for everyone. With relatively high flows on the Arkansas River, river trips are...

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High Water Rafting

High Water Rafting

FLOOD WATCH – A GUIDE TO HIGHWATER RAFTING You’ve watched the snowflakes drift past your office window all winter. You’ve navigated icy highways to ski resorts blanketed in record-breaking snowfall. You’ve spent frigid mornings shoveling and...

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Rescue Me

Rescue Me

The importance of being swiftwater certified “Oh, you didn’t bring a throw rope? Here, take mine.” Mike Mather is well-known in the whitewater boating world as a rescue guru. He’s led courses and provided river event safety worldwide through his...

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