There is nothing like a day on the river in the summer. The closest river is the Cache La Poudre River which is a Class 1-5 river that is north and west of Ft. Collins, Colorado. Guests do not simply go along for the ride. They are issued a helmet and a paddle and you become part of the crew. Please contact one of the rafting companies in the Ft. Collins area to sign up for the excursion. Wednesday afternoon is a good time to fit this into your families schedule. It is a long day and it is an hour and forty-five minute drive from the ranch to the rafting head quarters and then a bus ride to the river. There are age and weight requirements. . Choice of the rafting company and transportation to and from rafting is the guests responsibility.