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Great Colorado Summer Tubing Floats

From UCHealth

Stewardship Monday, June 5, 2023

There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than plopping yourself in a tube and floating down one of Colorado’s many waterways. Whether you’re looking to relax in a lazy river or adventure through a few rapids, Colorado has summer tubing floats for you.

First things first. Mountain rivers and creeks look majestic, but they can also be deadly, especially as the winter snow melts and heads down through the waterways — called runoff.

Runoff usually begins in May or early June but can vary dramatically by region and river. The amount of upriver snowpack, how fast it melts and geographic characteristics of the terrain all play a factor in a river’s behavior.

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