Recreational Waivers: What Am I Actually Signing and Why?
With its majestic mountains, raging rivers, and clear skies, Colorado offers folks from all walks of life endless opportunities for adventure, thrills, and even danger. Perhaps best known for its vast wilderness and outdoor recreation, excitement can be found in Colorado over almost any mountain pass. With these recreational opportunities come risks. And unless you have substantial experience or training in some of the more extreme outdoor sports, a recreational guide service can be essential to having a good time while staying safe.
Typically, a key component of hiring a guide is signing a recreational waiver. Waivers are meant to relieve recreational sponsors from liability and responsibility if a participant is injured or killed while engaging in a recreational activity. Whether its skiing, mountain climbing, whitewater rafting, skydiving, rock climbing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, or four-wheeling, you will likely be asked to waive some of your legal rights before being taken out on an adventure with a guide.… » Read the full post