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Arkansas River

Quarter Day

Beginner Class II-III

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!

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!

★★★★★
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.

The Bighorn Sheep Canyon trip was great!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Our family had a blast rafting bighorn sheep canyon! The river was perfect for our kids and the guide made it really fun. Thanks for an awesome ride!

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!