Colorado whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River

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Celebrating 50 Years of Service, Safety & Fun to Over 300K Happy Guests!

Top Guides • Top Rivers • Top Adventures

Celebrating 50 Years of Service, Safety & Fun to Over 300K Happy Guests!

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Colorado White Water Rafting Trips

Arkansas River Rafting

We have connected over 300,000 guests to the river since our inception in 1973 as one of the original Colorado white water rafting companies.  Arkansas River Tours is committed to providing the safest, highest-quality river trips available. We have 2 convenient locations that offer whitewater rafting Colorado Springs and Salida, Colorado. From advanced Royal Gorge rafting to beginner and intermediate Bighorn Sheep Canyon rafting, we have trips for every experience level and age group.  Our strong background in experiential education transfers into personable trips with an emphasis on safety. Arkansas River Tours strives to be the highlight of your summer year after year!

50 Years Of Colorado Whitewater Rafting

Colorado Whitewater Rafting

We’re celebrating 50 years of Colorado white water rafting! Throughout our long history as a professional outfitter we have learned and gained a lot of experience along the way. This experience has allowed us to create one of the top guest experiences for whitewater rafting and fishing. With 50 years on the water, Arkansas River Tours has been able to fine tune and enhance our training programs to create some of the safest, hassle free and most engaging river experiences out there. We are excited to start our 50th season and share with you an experience of a lifetime with one of our carefully crafted 5 star adventures.

Colorado Whitewater Rafting Arkansas River

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You’ll Always Come First


Amazing scenery, professional staff and really worth the $! We were completely informed on what to do in all situations before we got on the river so we wouldn’t get hurt in a high adventure environment. Our Guide of 37 years made sure we did everything right so we had a super adventure!
- Sandra G. Crews

The Bighorn Sheep Canyon trip was great!

Our family had a blast rafting bighorn sheep canyon! The river was perfect for our kids and the guide made it really fun. Thanks for an awesome ride!
- Anne Higgins

Thank you Julie!

Thank you , Julie, for a wonderful whitewater rafting adventure, one we will NEVER forget! It was YOU that made this trip a memory of a lifetime. We can only hope that we will return sometime and you will be our guide.
- B. Johnson