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Whitewater Rafting Colorado – Arkansas River

Since our inception as one of the original Colorado whitewater rafting companies in 1973, Arkansas River Tours has been committed to providing the safest, highest-quality river trips available. We offer 2 convenient locations near Salida, Colorado in Cotopaxi, and in Canon City, Colorado.  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.

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Colorado White Water River Rafting Trips

Located minutes from Canon City and Salida, Whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River with Arkansas River Tours will be the highlight of your family vacation!

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Whitewater Rafting Colorado

Arkansas River Tours has been offering exceptional whitewater rafting in Colorado since 1973. Colorado’s Rocky Mountains are the birthplace of more major rivers than any other mountain range in the U.S

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Multi Day Rafting Trips

2 and 3 day whitewater trips on the Arkansas and Gunnison River.

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Adventure Packages

Pair up a rafting adventure with the Royal Gorge Railroad, ATV Tours, Zipline Tours or the Royal Gorge Bride.

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Groups & Gatherings

Whitewater rafting is great for groups

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Additional Fishing Trips

Guided fishing trips on the Arkansas and Gunnison River from 1/2 day adventures to 3 day trips.

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” 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

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