Arkansas River Tours has been a favorite since 1973. We have a strong background in experiential education which transfers into the personable trips we offer. Arkansas River Tours is a leader in many aspects of the rafting industry in Colorado. Many of the rapids on the Arkansas River were named by the ART staff.

Guide Training:

Our guide training is well recognized by our fellow outfitters. We have provided rescue courses and trained guides from other companies in proper techniques of paddle boat guiding. Many of the high standards we set for ourselves have become guidelines for others. We were the pioneers in running the Royal Gorge in paddle boats. In fact, ART was the first company to include swim tests at certain water levels and to mandate the use of helmets in the Royal Gorge


Who rafts with ART?

ART is proud of our reputation in running river trips for a diverse clientele. Our guests include families, singles, Scouts, youth camps, corporate groups and handicap groups (as requested). We have designed programs for physically challenged individuals as well as “at risk” youth groups. Our instructional program includes guide training, river rescue, teen whitewater camps and corporate team building programs.

We take pride in the fact that many of our guests have become friends and return with their families and others to raft with us again. Our friendly knowledgeable reservationists, exceptional guides and capable drivers guarantee the finest whitewater rafting experience available.

HANDICAPPED GUESTS: Are a specialty and can be accommodated with advance notice.