All the feels.

Who needs words when the photo tells the story? This is Elsie. Defiance's head raft inflator and curator of its Happy Paddler program summing up how we feel about this season's runoff.

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Gregory Cowan
A piece of Defiance in Accra, Ghana

The ethos of Defiance is to rise above the naysayers who tell us we can’t and so shouldn’t. It’s embracing the possibilities of defying the norm and cultivating a new path. We believe our small donation of life jackets (or Personal Flotation Devices aka PFDs) to the Africana Village of Peach Project in Ghana embraces this ethos. With our gift, we are amazed by what we saw.  Today, we share their thanks and gratitude.

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One January Weekend in Aspen, Colorado

Defiance Rafting believes in the power of building community and connection.  As part of our vision, we want to do more than push rubber rafts down the river.  It is our mission to be good and do good in our community. This has led us to build authentic partnerships and highlight other organizations making a difference through humanistic connections and cherishing the natural environment that sustains us.

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado

In Glenwood Springs, Colorado, the residents here tend to live on mountain time, enjoying a nice soak in the hot springs pool, floating on the Colorado River through Glenwood Canyon, or meandering along the bike path or on the streets of downtown. They understand the meaning of true beauty and have found their home here in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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Colorado River in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Read a brief history of the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs, CO and beyond plus discover how it is the primary water source for over 40 million people in 2 countries, and in addition to that, learn how thousands of recreational rafters, kayakers, fisherman, and more utilize the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs for white water rafting over 6 months out of every year.

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We Give Back

Defiance Rafting Company is more than pushing rubber boats down a river and making up for lost time, it is also about creating a platform for doing good in our community and having an opportunity to give back.

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We are Defiance Rafting Co.

Defiance Rafting Company is more than pushing rubber boats down a river and making up for lost time, it is also about creating a platform for doing good in our community and having an opportunity to give back. We believe in creating lasting river memories and providing a forum for others to experience the greatness of the Colorado River, the magnificence of Glenwood Canyon, and the charm of Glenwood Springs.

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