Brown's Canyon in July -- Boring?
I was referred here by a friend in hopes you guys could give me the scoop. I apologize if it's off-topic, this seemed like the best fit.
My husband and I have done a few Class IV-V runs in other states, but recently moved to CO and would like to take a commercial family trip. Family being my parents and siblings while they're in town, and although they're all in decent physical condition, none of them are super active outside of the typical. Youngest is 19. My mom is an okay swimmer, nothing great. Everyone else is pretty good. Only a couple have gone rafting before and it was years ago on some Class II-III rapids.
With that said, I have been looking into some trips. It seems like the only somewhat local and logical trip options would be the Royal Gorge or Brown's Canyon, but with the levels being high right now, I'm not sure the Royal Gorge would be that safe for them. However, I worry that Brown's Canyon will be boring...and it would suck to spend all that dough on a lazy river.
To boot, it won't be until the 2nd week of July, so no early season fun. Probably an afternoon 1/2 day trip.
Any opinions? I'd very much appreciate it. Can't think of a better place to get some honesty in regards to the fun level of Brown's in July.