Whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River with Arkansas River Tours will be the highlight of your family vacation! The Arkansas River, a short trip from Colorado Springs or Denver, provides several options for your whitewater river rafting Colorado adventure. Family Class whitewater awaits you in Bighorn Canyon located close to other attractions such as the world famous Royal Gorge Bridge in Canon City. Extreme Adventure Class whitewater of the Royal Gorge thrills even the most avid rafter. The Royal Gorge is great for challenging rafting as it plunges 65 feet per mile through one of Colorado’s most dramatic gorges. Additional Family Class whitewater in Brown’s Canyon is available to visitors in the Salida or Buena Vista area, which is home to many of Colorado’s 14,000 foot peaks. We combine these sections for 2 or 3 day trips. Choose a white water rafting in Colorado as part of your vacation itinerary or make a multi-day trip the focus of your visit to Colorado’s whitewater playground. An 9% Colorado State Park use fee and access fee must be added to all Arkansas River trips.
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Our Other Whitewater Adventures
By River and Location
- Arkansas River – Bighorn Sheep Canyon
- Arkansas River – Royal Gorge
- Arkansas River – Brown’s Canyon
- Arkansas River – Cottonwood Canyon
- Gunnison River – Gunnison Gorge
Wilderness whitewater rafting trips on the Gunnison Gorge provide the perfect getaway to explore the ultimate experience of river travel. Camp on the banks, paddle the whitewater, fish for trout, enjoy bountiful meals or just relax in the splendor of Colorado’s most beautiful canyon. Our whitewater rafting Colorado excursions are unique with custom itineraries or themes such as fly-fishing or photography for you and your group. Trips are limited in size to insure your wilderness experience and to protect the resource.
Be sure to also check out our Colorado Fly Fishing Trips!