Black Canyon Rangers

Black Canyon Rangers

Day Trip Reports + HacksBobby Kuepper
Keith Kirschner at the 18 footer photo: Chris Menes This is not your ordinary blog post about some river that some paddler ran one day and to...
Black Canyon Rangers

Black Canyon Rangers

Day Trip Reports + HacksBobby Kuepper
Keith Kirschner at the 18 footer photo: Chris Menes This is not your ordinary blog post about some river that some paddler ran one day and to...
Durango, Colorado Fall Creeking-October 10-13 2006

Durango, Colorado Fall Creeking-October 10-13 2006

Races + EventsBobby Kuepper
It's been a great season for Colorado kayaking! A majority of the State enjoyed great flows BUT the southwestern corner suffered due to an extremel...

Product Reviews

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Buying a Raft? Start Here

Buying a Raft? Start Here

GearJake Castle
Do your research—explore the different types of whitewater boats available. Determine how and where you plan to use your boat. Narrow down your list of potentials, weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each type.
An Inflatable Kayak that Paddles like a Playboat!?!

An Inflatable Kayak that Paddles like a Playboat!?!

Product ReviewsVictoria Ohegyi
Colorado native Luke Cutler reviews the AIRE Spud inflatable kayak.
CKS Online Approved: River Maps Guide Books

CKS Online Approved: River Maps Guide Books

Product ReviewsMackenzie Yelvington
Five reasons why we love these river trip necessities.
Why We Love Paddling the Pyranha Ripper

Why We Love Paddling the Pyranha Ripper

Product ReviewsJR Jennings
The Pyranha Ripper packs a lot of bang for the buck. A perfect ride, especially for intermediate paddlers, it delivers big performance that all can appreciate. Check out our four key reasons the Pyranha Ripper is one of our favorite whitewater kayaks.

How To Guides

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Dogs and the River Lifestyle

Dogs and the River Lifestyle

How To GuidesJake Castle
How can you be sure your dog is ready for a river trip? Training and proper gear will set you both up for success!
Buying a Raft? Start Here

Buying a Raft? Start Here

GearJake Castle
Do your research—explore the different types of whitewater boats available. Determine how and where you plan to use your boat. Narrow down your list of potentials, weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each type.
A Guide to Building Your Raft Frame

A Guide to Building Your Raft Frame

How To GuidesNick Gilbert
How to create a custom raft frame for your boat. Easily choose from a variety of options and upgrades.
Tips for a River Trip Leader (TL)

Tips for a River Trip Leader (TL)

How To GuidesJake Castle
Our rafting expert Jake Castle explains the necessary characteristics of a good Trip Leader.

Trip Reviews

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Best Class IV Kayaking in Colorado

Best Class IV Kayaking in Colorado

Day Trip Reports + HacksNick Gilbert
Challenge yourself with the best intermediate and advanced whitewater kayak runs in Colorado.
Hell's Canyon Raft Trip Information

What to Know about Boating Hell’s Canyon, Part II

Camping + KitchenVictoria Ohegyi
The rapids and camps you need to know before applying for your Hell's Canyon permit.
Hell's Canyon Information Part 1

What to Know About Boating Hell's Canyon, Part I

How To GuidesJake Castle
Curious about applying for a Hell's Canyon (ID) permit? Here's what you need to know.
What's Different About the 2020 Green Race? Interview with Race Organizer John Grace

What's Different About the 2020 Green Race? Interview with Race Organizer John Grace

Races + EventsVictoria Ohegyi
CKS Online talks with event organizer John Grace about The Green Race in COVID-times. Somethings change, but some things will stay the same!

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