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.

The 5Point Film Festival is an organization that is built on five guiding principles: respect, commitment, humility, purpose, and balance. These guiding principles also form the foundation for individuals who lead lives of adventure and connect all of us who share an elemental passion to explore and expand our boundaries.  The recent Aspen viewing captured and portrayed the human spirit of pushing limits through storytelling. The short film series are the stories of others but inspires the viewer to create their own story of adventure and connection. Whether seeing the stories of immigrant workers in ski towns in “The Quiet Force,” hearing the passion of young skiers and activists in “Make Winter Great Again” or watching the tale of 5 Aussies recreating their version of the Grapes of Wrath from the feature premier of the “Bikes of Wrath” we have stories to tell and new perspectives to gain.  

For Defiance Rafting Company, what resonates is extending ourselves beyond simply the feelings of inspiration but stretching out and connecting others to create their own adventure.  We have the opportunity to provide a platform for those seeking adventure to step into one of our rafts and experience the thrill of whitewater on the Colorado River and beauty of the Glenwood Canyon.  And their experience and stories become woven into the very fiber of our story at Defiance Rafting Company. What’s your story? The 5Point Film Festival serves as a reminder of the possibilities of creating and living your own adventure story.  If you missed the first round, you can seize the moment and attend the Carbondale festival on April 25-28th.

We are Defiance.  And, our call to action is to Raft Like a Local and expand yourself beyond what you thought was possible.  Thank you 5Point for allowing Defiance Rafting to be a part of such an inspiring event!