Since the invention of inflation, prices for groceries have skyrocketed and rivers have become traversable. Enjoy the scenic side of economics with this Groupon.
$379 for a Four-Day Whitewater-Rafting Trip ($785 value)
Trips depart on the following dates:
- June 28
- July 20
- August 8
- July 5
- July 11
- August 23<p>
Guides transport small groups to a launch point on the Green River. After instructions and safety briefings, rafters head through the jagged, rust-hued Lodore Canyon. They camp on a remote beach the next night, and then drift across 2,000-foot-deep Whirlpool Canyon, where they spot Native American rock art. The trips include camping each night, all meals, and rafting equipment, as well as transportation to put-in spots and a shuttle back at the end of the trip. Customers can bring along their own camping gear or rent tents and sleeping bags for an additional fee.<p>
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
An authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service in Dinosaur National Monument, Adrift Adventures takes rafters of all skill levels into fast-paced waters on multinight excursions in the wilderness. Guides lead one- to five-day trips into the tranquil and roaring waterways of the Yampa, Green, and other rivers, floating in the shadow of canyons sculpted by erosion over millions of years. As rafts round each aquatic bend and rocky façade, guides point out sights such as Native American rock art and local wildlife. When appropriate, the expert crew can safely guide rafters through Class III and higher rapids, adding adrenaline to otherwise scenic and educational voyages. During intervals on the area's scenic shorelines, guides also lead short hikes and help adventurers camp along the roadless wilderness.