River News Blog – Arkansas River Tours

Top 5 Fly Fishing Destinations in the U.S.

By Ryan Fliss

Solitude, serenity, and walking through fish-filled waters — this is what fly-fishing dreams are made of. With stunning views and enough fish for both you and your friends, these five destinations in the U.S. are worth booking your tickets for a week of guided or self-guided fishing bliss. Umpqua River A post shared by Erik …


Our 5 Favorite Places to Camp Near Cotopaxi, Colorado

By Ryan Fliss

It’s no secret that we love Colorado here at Arkansas River Tours. It’s where we call home and it’s where we lead epic adventures down the Arkansas River. We hope you’ll visit us in Cotopaxi, Colorado for some white water rafting or fly fishing. But while you’re here, we highly recommend getting out around the …


This is the Life: Late Summer is the Best Time for Fly Fishing

By Ryan Fliss

It’s hard to believe the end of summer is approaching already, but there’s still time to plan the perfect fly fishing trip before fall. In fact, here at Arkansas River Tours, late summer is one of our favorite times for river trips. So, don’t pack away your fishing gear just yet—here are three reasons to …


4 of the Wildest Water Slides in the World

By Ryan Fliss

  We love rafting the wild waters of the Arkansas River. And we consider ourselves experts on water-based fun. So even though rivers and water slides are totally different things, we had a lot of fun investigating some of the wettest and most thrilling water slides in the world. Here are a few of the …


3 Steps to Truly Appreciate the Gorgeous Gunnison Gorge

By Ryan Fliss

The Gunnison River is a tributary of the Colorado River and a truly spectacular river in its own right, especially where it winds through Gunnison Gorge. Over many, many years, the river has carved out a 14-mile stretch of rock where the gorge now stands, creating steep, rugged cliffs on either side. A post shared …


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