Raft Guide Training

$1,000.00

2024 Program Dates: May 13-17 (Monday-Friday) & May 20-24 (Monday-Friday) 

Our Colorado River Guide Training program is a two-week intensive course that provides an opportunity for river rafting enthusiasts and aspiring whitewater professionals to develop essential decision-making skills on rivers of varying difficulty and character.

Cost is per person.

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Description

Our Colorado River Guide Training program is a two-week intensive course that provides an opportunity for river rafting enthusiasts and aspiring whitewater professionals to develop essential decision-making skills on rivers of varying difficulty and character.

Upon completion of this course, you will have completed all requirements for the Colorado Raft Guide certification but you will still need to do a 1-day client trip to officially complete!

Curriculum

  • River Gear
  • River Hydrology, Hazards, and Classifications
  • River Navigation and Boat Control
  • River Signals and Communication
  • Swiftwater Rescue
  • Boat Rigging and Rope Management
  • Components of a Basic River Trip
  • Conflict Resolution and Critical Incident Protocol

Trip Details

2024 Program Dates: May 13-17 (Monday-Friday) & May 20-24 (Monday-Friday)

10 days total (no weekends)

Requirements:

  • 18 or over
  • Reasonably fit
  • Adequate dexterity and range of motion
  • Strong swimmer

Provided: (temporary) PFD, paddle, helmet, splash jacket, raft, ropes, etc., campsite

Not provided: wetsuit, drysuit, warm-layer clothing, footwear, food, camp gear

Expect and prepare for program environment / conditions, which include:

  • Up to 10 days outdoors in mid-May on rivers in northern Colorado, including sections of the Colorado River near Kremmling, Colorado.
  • Long and sometimes cold days.
  • May averages: 64° High / 31° Low. Five days of rainfall.
  • Weather fluctuation: sun, rain, snow, wind, etc.
  • Swimming in swift-moving current (up to Class III rapids) and cold river water.
  • Walking along rocky and slippery shorelines.
  • Carrying boats and gear.

Colorado River Guide Training is ideal for:

  • Aspiring whitewater professionals.
  • Private whitewater and river enthusiasts seeking to enhance skills.
  • Outdoor adventure enthusiasts and experiential learners.
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