Annual RiverFest this Saturday |

Annual RiverFest this Saturday

The fifth annual RiverFest takes place this Saturday. Participants will float down the Colorado River and check out some of the new access points on the river.
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EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle River Watershed Council’s fifth annual RiverFest event is just around the corner; it takes place Saturday. Tickets are selling fast, so call the Watershed Council now to reserve your spot.

Presented by Oldcastle Materials Southwest Group, the theme of this annual float is “Discover Your Rivers,” and the event is a way for river users of all ages to connect to their local waterways as well as other river enthusiasts.


Eagle County has made much progress in the past few years acquiring and constructing new access points along the Upper Colorado River. The RiverFest float will launch at Red Dirt Creek and take out at the Horse Creek boat ramp at Colorado River Ranch.

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Guided by Timberline Tours and Lakota Guides, the four-mile float along this scenic stretch of the Upper Colorado below the Flat Tops will be the perfect opportunity to learn about the health of the Colorado River in Eagle County and explore the mighty river that flows through our backyard.


After the float, the evening’s festivities will kick off at the Colorado River Ranch with live music from local favorite Hardscrabble. Dinner will include Moe’s Original Bar B Que and beer from Bonfire Brewing and Crazy Mountain Brewing. Other activities include dancing, lawn games, a bouncy castle and a silent auction.

The cost of the full afternoon is $75 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. Or bring your own boat and join the Watershed Council for dinner and the evening festivities for $40.

All of the funds raised will support the Eagle River Watershed Council and its river advocacy programs in Eagle County. Tickets are selling fast, so don’t miss out on your opportunity to sign up for this great event; call 970-827-5406 to reserve your tickets.

The Eagle River Watershed Council has a mission to advocate for the health and conservation of the Upper Colorado and Eagle River basins through research, education and projects. The Council strives to protect and enhance the high-quality natural, scenic and economic values that our rivers and tributaries provide to the citizens, visitors and wildlife of the Eagle River and Colorado River watersheds located in Eagle County.

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