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Rafting and Water Temp in July

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Rafting and Water Temp in July

Hello, I am currently in snow mass and plan to schedule rafting for kids age 8 above

I am wondering how cold water will be ? Will it be Chilly or normal?

Thanks,

Boulder
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1. Re: Rafting and Water Temp in July

What river are you rafting?

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2. Re: Rafting and Water Temp in July

Hi, have not decided yet,

Ideally i need the one which is children friendly and water is not cold

any recommondations. Regards

WestSlope,CO
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3. Re: Rafting and Water Temp in July

What do you consider "normal?" The water in the rivers/streams does get a little less fridgid as the summer progresses, but remember that it is coming from snowmelt. https:/…

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4. Re: Rafting and Water Temp in July

As missp pointed out, you're rafting on snowmelt. The water temp does go up throughout the summer, but ranges from ice-cold to freezing-cold.

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5. Re: Rafting and Water Temp in July

Thank you for feedback

Boulder
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6. Re: Rafting and Water Temp in July

But most rafting companies offer wet suits. I ALWAYS take the wet suit option. I've never been too warm in one. Only problem is not being able to go to the bathroom very easily. You can of course, but it is a production to get in and out of the suit.

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7. Re: Rafting and Water Temp in July

The least cold water will be in the CO River versus Roaring Fork. The Grizzly section is typically chosen for small children or newbies. For those a little older and more water aware, the Shoshone section is a more adventurous ride.

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