Ridgway is a terrific place to spend a day in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, and one doesn’t have to be an expert climber to do so. Surrounded by the Cimarron and Sneffels mountain ranges, the views will awe as much as the clean, fresh air, but there is so much more to do here than climb mountains!
I along with some 45 rafting enthusiasts had gathered at the headquarters of Raft Masters, a whitewater rafting outfit with a fine reputation for safety and service that has been in operation for over 25 years. We were issued wetsuits, splash jackets, and river boots and given a 10-minute safety talk. The talk included paddling techniques, the position to take when hitting rapids, what to do if the raft capsizes and how to get back in, and what to do if one falls overboard.