Whitewater Rafting the Arkansas River

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Whitewater Rafting Trips for All Skill Levels on the Arkansas River

If you’re planning any whitewater rafting trips in Colorado this season, think no further than the Arkansas River. Flowing down the center of Chaffee County through Buena Vista and Salida, the Arkansas River is the most popular whitewater destination in Colorado and offers spectacular scenery and a variety of different challenges fit for any skill level. Conveniently located one hour from Colorado Springs and two hours from Denver, visitors can raft the Arkansas River and stay in Buena Vista, Salida, or Cañon City, Colorado.

Browns Canyon National Monument

Did you raft Browns Canyon National Monument this summer?There is still time!

Posted by Now This is Colorado on Friday, August 12, 2016

Browns Canyon National Monument

SCENIC FLOAT CLASS II • FAMILY-FRIENDLY CLASS III-IV

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A rafting trip through Browns Canyon National Monument is the most popular whitewater rafting trip in Colorado. Offering amazing scenic views and abundant wildlife, Browns Canyon rafting trips are known for large, exciting rapids followed by calm pools of water, creating an adventure suitable for all levels of experience. Located between Buena Vista and Salida, Colorado. Suggested for age 6 and above, depending on water flows.

*Minimum requirements and rapid classifications fluctuate with water levels. Please contact a member of the Arkansas River Outfitters Association for current conditions.

Bighorn Sheep Canyon

SCENIC FLOAT CLASS II • FAMILY-FRIENDLY CLASS III-IV

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Get the full flavor of Colorado whitewater rafting for the whole family with this trip – no experience necessary! Bighorn Sheep Canyon is located between Salida and Canon City, Colorado. This trip combines mild whitewater challenges with plenty of calm, perfect for a first time whitewater rafting adventure for the whole family. Suggested for age 6 and over 50 lbs., depending on water flows.

*Minimum requirements and rapid classifications fluctuate with water levels. Please contact a member of the Arkansas River Outfitters Association for current conditions.

Raft The Numbers If You Can!

ADVENTUROUS CLASS IV-V

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The Numbers are the most continuous rapids on the Arkansas River. Too many rapids to name so they just got numbers. Suggested for age 14 and above with strong swimming abilities, depending on water flows.

*Minimum requirements and rapid classifications fluctuate with water levels. Please contact a member of the Arkansas River Outfitters Association for current conditions.

Raft The Royal Gorge If You Can!

ADVENTUROUS CLASS IV-V

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The Numbers are the most continuous rapids on the Arkansas River. Too many rapids to name so they just got numbers. Suggested for age 14 and above with strong swimming abilities, depending on water flows.

*Minimum requirements and rapid classifications fluctuate with water levels. Please contact a member of the Arkansas River Outfitters Association for current conditions.

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2-3 Day Overnight Adventures

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Raft and camp under the stars, a unique and fun way to see world-class whitewater and camp along the beautiful Arkansas River without the hassle of packing, cooking, and cleaning. With an overnight whitewater rafting trip your professional river guide will take care of all the work; you just bring your sense of adventure!

*Minimum requirements and rapid classifications fluctuate with water levels. Please contact a member of the Arkansas River Outfitters Association for current conditions.

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