We talk a lot on this blog about more extreme sports, like kayaking or whitewater rafting, but there are also other less intensive ways to enjoy the water on a hot summer day. Summer’s on its tail end, and you need to get out there to explore river tubing before the fall starts to creep in! Read on to find out why.
A History of Tubing
There are rumors that the practice of tubing came from Thailand. It’s generally accepted that the sport came out of the automobile boom during the 20th century. After we started making cars en masse, there were tons of extra rubber bits to make tubes out of. Now, tubing doesn’t have to just be on the river–it doesn’t even have to be on water. During the winter, snow tubing is a popular recreational activity. And you can participate in open water tubing, where you are towed along behind a boat. You’ve probably also seen a few tubes when you go to water parks, used to go down slides or to ride the lazy river.
Why You Should be Tubing
There are a lot of great reasons you should opt for tubing this summer. For one, our rivers are perfect for it. There are gentle sections that guide you down the river with ease, and just enough water movement to make the trip exciting. It’s a relaxing trip; team up with your buddies or your family, and take that trip on the river that everyone can enjoy. Your mother doesn’t have to worry about whitewater rafting , and it’s still thrilling enough to give you that sense of adventure that so often comes with Colorado rivers.
Start your tubing adventure with Southwest Raft & Jeep!
We’re experts when it comes to river tubing. There’s no better place in Durango, Colorado, from which to rent. We’ll keep you safe, secure and make sure you’re having the best rafting experience ever!
To reserve your rafting trip, or to find out more information about our adventure packages and other exciting outdoor services, please contact us today at 970-259-8313 or swing into our main office located at 1430 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301.
Check back with our blog next week and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook or Twitter and check out our reviews on TripAdvisor !