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Rafting & Paddle Boarding

Rafting & Paddle Boarding

Aspen Whitewater Rafting

( On The River > Rafting & Paddle Boarding )

Aspen Whitewater Rafting (AWR) is owned and operated by a professional and experienced staff of guides who have been guiding the Aspen, Snowmass, Arkansas River Valley and White River National Forest areas’ of Colorado for more than 27 years – and that means they are ready to give you the best whitewater rafting experience you could hope for. We offer half day and full day raft trips as well as stand up paddle board (SUP) trips and rentals. AWR’s priority is to offer a range of personalized, fun and safe river adventures with the best customer service possible.  We have some of the best guides in the area (over half are class IV/V guides), new equipment, outstanding gourmet lunches and small group sizes, yet we offer our trips at an affordable price.

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Blazing Adventures

( On The River > Rafting & Paddle Boarding )

Aspen’s original family operated Whitewater Rafting Outfitter since 1973.  Blazing Adventures offers Full Day and Half Day trips on various sections of the Roaring Fork River, the Colorado River, and the Arkansas River.  We also specialize in hike, bike, jeep and sunset dinner tours.  Blazing Adventures is proud to boast the most knowledgeable and friendly staff in the Aspen area.  From our Reservation staff to our Guide staff, we take great pride in providing you with an unforgettable experience, beginning to end.  Call or email today and let us help you get started.  Get Outside and Play!

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Elk Mountain Expeditions

( On The River > Rafting & Paddle Boarding )

At Elk Mountain Expeditions we like to keep our trips smaller and more personal than our competitors. Whether you’re looking for a mild float through North Star Nature Preserve or a wild whitewater rafting adventure down Slaughterhouse Falls, we’ve got a trip that suits everybody. Elk Mtn opened its doors in 2012 with the intent to bring a more personalized experience to the whitewater rafting and fly fishing industry. The owners, Lange and James, grew up together in Aspen exploring and working on the rivers of Colorado. Still their favorite place to raft and play was the Roaring Fork River, flowing through the heart of Aspen, their home. It was a natural progression for them to take their passion for this free-flowing river and find a way to share it with their clients. They love what they do and continually strive to hire like minded guides that truly love floating downstream.

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4th of July Parade Waiver

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.  Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

 

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