- Discover a hidden gem deep in the Colorado wilderness
- Learn perfect locations for wild swimming
We love this Colorado gift experience that takes you out into the wilds of nature. This is a landscape that was truly made for exploration, and you’ll be canoeing gently along a cross-section of Colorado’s breathtaking high prairie, with occasional glimpses of the Old West, such as abandoned railroad bridges. Here the wilderness mingles with rural rangelands, as you pass farms and ranches in the Boulder and Weld counties. You’ll see domestic cattle and mule deer, lanky herons prowling the water or roosting in treetops, snapping turtles and perhaps even a family of bald eagles in their colossal nest!
Keep an eye out for shy minks as you pause for lunch on a sandbar. Afterwards, rest up by skipping stones along the creek, or taking a refreshing dip. This is all about relaxing in nature, so take it nice and easy with the paddle. Embrace this remote landscape in the Boulder foothills, and the feeling you get of being a pioneer since it’s so isolated. Many tours offer escape and seclusion - few manage it so completely as this one.