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5 Family-Friendly Activities to Tack onto Arkansas River Rafting Trip

By Emily Marquis

They say people come to Colorado for the scenery and stay for the experience. Do both and enjoy some of these suggested adventures before your rafting trip with us! These local favorites are all located within easy driving distance and can be catered to fit your timeline, budget, and personal ambitions. Come experience all that …


Thank You for an Incredible Summer of White Water Rafting!

By Billy Marquis

Our guides bring the instruction, but each and every person who visited us on the Arkansas River this summer brought the fun. We had an incredible rafting season with thrills, laughs, and lots of memories made. Now let’s take a look back at some of the fun that was had. We can’t wait until next …


Top 5 Fly Fishing Destinations in the U.S.

By Billy Marquis

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 Billy Marquis

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 Billy Marquis

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 …


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