Rafting One of the more action-packed adventures is a daylong river-rafting trip. During the early part of the summer, the snow-fed Eagle River is the scene of whitewater adventure as experienced guides lead you through the snow-fed rapids. As the snow melts away, the action shifts to the Colorado River with its beautiful high-plains desert scenery and just enough white water to write home about. Both are wonderful trips, suited to families with youngsters. The outfitters provide duckies (inflatable kayaks) for those seeking a little more adventure and independence on the trip. The rivers are both about a two-hour drive from the ranch. Transportation is provided and you can bring your pillow to sleep on the drive or just enjoy the fabulous scenery. The rafting is included in your package and is fully guided. Kayaking If you decide to stay closer to the ranch but are still looking for an action packed river adventure, then kayaking is for you! Located right in downtown Steamboat Springs on the Yampa River, this guided river class teaches you the basics of the sport before heading down the river. Chances are you ll get wet on this trip! The minimum age for kayaking is 9 years as this sport takes a little more coordination and strength than the rafting. The kayaking takes place in the morning the same day as the rafting trip and allows you to get back to the ranch to spend the afternoon doing something else.