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Arkansas River

Quarter Day

Beginner Class II-III

This is by far the best family rafting in Colorado! We are the only outfitter offering this trip since it conveniently ends right at our riverside base. The spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery of Cottonwood Canyon is for all ages. Our 1/4 day is a 5 mile trip with easy Class I-III rapids with about 1.5 hours on the river. This is the perfect introductory experience for families with children or timid beginners. Children must weigh at least 35 lbs to properly fit into our life jackets. You will float from Coaldale to our riverside base in Cotopaxi while enjoying scenic views of wildlife and the Sangre de Cristo Range. Add some excitement to your family vacation with Arkansas River Tours!

Minimum Age

Dependent on water level. Call for info.

Meeting Location

Cotopaxi Office

Arrival Time

9:15 AM and 1:15 PM

Launch Time

10:00 AM and 2:00 PM

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Trip Reviews

2 Day Raft Trip Was Unforgettable!

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5 5 1
I went on the 2 day Gunnison Gorge raft trip and had the most incredible time. I've been on a few multi-day trips, but this one takes the cake. The guides were very skilled, knowledgable, and friendly. The views were unforgettable and rapids thrilling. My favorite part was the waterfalls on the second day.

Arkansas River Tours made my first rafting experience so memorable!

★★★★★
5 5 1
This was my first ever river rafting trip and Arkansas River Tours made it so memorable. Thank you so much for making me feel at home on the river!

Can't Recommend This Rafting Trip Enough!

★★★★★
5 5 1
I've rafted on some rad rivers before, but this was by far my favorite! I did the Browns Canyon full day trip with a couple of buddies and it will be a trip I remember for life. Even though the rapids were pretty intense, our raft always felt in control. The guides are top notch! Great communication, great people, and a great time. I can't recommend Arkansas River Tours enough.

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