Sure, Colorado is stacked with world-class rapids, but if you want to add a legend to your tick list this year, consider a trip to West Virginia. Time it for the fall and you can take advantage of the big-water releases that locals call Gauley Season.
Want to go to a school where academics and the outdoors have each other on belay? We asked our readers to vote for the best outdoor adventure colleges in the Rocky Mountain West. Here are the 2017 winners.