Family Reunions

Need a great family reunion idea? Have you considered rafting?

Summer is the season for family reunions—kids are out of school, the weather is warm, vacation days are ready to be used. It’s also rafting season in Colorado, and Arkansas River Tours is ready to give your family thrills and memories to last a lifetime.

While everyone is counting on you to plan the best family reunion, Arkansas River Tours would like to give it to you on a silver platter. Our knowledgeable staff can plan the rafting trip that suits the needs of every member in your party, while our wide-range of rafting trip options ensures there’s an adventure that’s right for you.

We arrange everything. All you have to do is call.

Contact us to learn about our groups discounts!

Suggested Trips:


Bighorn Canyon is ideal for first time rafters and the younger members of your party. This trip launches beneath the dramatic Cotopaxi cliffs at our convenient riverside base. We begin the trip in easy water to give us time to form a competent paddle crew (or passengers in an oar boat.) Floating past spectacular geological formations and views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, we run exciting Class II-III rapids like Texas Creek, Maytag, and Devil’s Hole. After a delicious buffet lunch, we plunge into more demanding and technical rapids. This is a full day trip.

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Cottonwood Family Float

This is by far the best Family Float trip on the Arkansas River!  This convenient trip offers the best whitewater for little kids with  spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery. Our 1/4 day is a 5 mile trip with easy Class II-III rapids. This is the perfect introductory trip for families with little kids or timid beginners. You will float from Coaldale to our riverside base in Cotopaxi while enjoying scenic views of the Sangre de Cristo Range.  This itinerary is the best trip for rafting in Colorado on the Arkansas River for families with young kids.  We are the only outfitter offering this trip since we conveniently finish this trip right at our riverside base!

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Royal Gorge

Our Royal Gorge whitewater rafting trip is the ultimate rafting adventure in Colorado. Huge waves, steep, technical drops, and almost continuous whitewater rapids in a narrow canyon await. With rapids like Sledgehammer, Wallslammer, the Narrows, Boateater, and the infamous Sunshine Falls, you’re ensured a thrilling ride. We offer half day or a full day Royal Gorge rafting trips.

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Browns Canyon in the Fall

Browns Canyon

Raft Browns Canyon near Buena Vista for a combination of splendid whitewater and spectacular views of the Sawatch Range, which contains some of Colorado’s highest peaks. You’ll raft through fun Class III rapids such as Pinball, Zoom Flume, the Staircase, and the infamous Seidel’s Suckhole. This scenic trip runs through Browns Canyon National Monument, a geological feature of unparalleled beauty. This is a full day trip.

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Arkansas River Whitewater Rafting Photo Gallery

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