Colorado Rocky Mountain Surfers~

A different kind,

of ‘Rocky Mountain High!’

The river surfers,

on The Animas River,

in Colorado.

navigate submerged rocks,

frigid water,

and stand to prove it!

But that didn’t prevent some ‘gnarly’

wipe-outs!

The river was running fast and deep.

Cheers to you from The skillful Colorado Rocky Mountain Surfers~

184 thoughts on “Colorado Rocky Mountain Surfers~

  1. I didn’t know you were coming … it’s not exactly I’m home. πŸ™‚ One place I would have taken you to visit is Comanche National Grasslands. It is the last piece of pristine, open prairie in Colorado. Adjacent to the Grasslands is the Army’s Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS). The Army has done excellent work in restoring some of the prairie at PCMS, and restoring petroglyphs and dino tracks in the Purgatorie River Valley inside PCMS. The glyphs and dino tracks were suffering mightily when the land was privately held. The only way to see either is to be part of a scientific team, and only way to get there is by Blackhawk. I’ll send you some pics when I get home.

    River surfing, I haven’t heard of that. With not receiving much snow during winter, at least the water wasn’t more rough.

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    • So odd you should mention this. We found a site in Colorado, actually multiple in one area. Not just petroglyphs and pictographs. Much more. Incredible. Not open to public. Took sleuthing and hiking. I will be doing a post on it eventually. The Naval Weapons Lab at China Lake is protecting some amazing petroglyphs/pictographs, that one can get permission to tour. I will do so. We also found more pictos hidden in The Mojave, which I was directed to by a blogger. And there are more, we want to find. We, in the American West are walking on the land of the true Americans. It is humbling to see the evidence. Hope all is well with you and yours დ

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  2. Oh dear. Not my idea of adventure, but very cool that you got to see how it’s done! Those waters look cold, even for June. I know you’re enjoying your travels, Cindy!

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  3. Hello Cindy, this is Charly Priest, as always you capture very interesting things. Who would know that they surfed in the Colorado River, bit scary to tell you the truth. As you said in one comment “it is an expectators sport”, except if they pay me some money, quite the some then I go next.

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    • Thank you Eugenia. Yes. The first times they ventured into the rapids must have been nervy. They obviously have practiced a lot, and were quite precise and skillful დ

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  4. I grew up in Colorado after moving there from Massachusetts. I recall how beautiful the mountains and streams were. How frigid the water was too! We camped in nearby mountains in Southern Colorado where air temperatures were cooler and water was ice cold. Brave but well dressed surfers. Enjoyed this post very much!

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