Arkansas River Rafting
Advanced River Rafting Trips in Colorado
Want extreme whitewater in Colorado? Run class V like a pro with River Runners. Book an advanced whitewater rafting trip on the Arkansas River today. These heart-pounding adventures depart from both River Runners locations. Challenge Royal Gorge rafting in Cañon City or Pine Creek and Numbers rafting in Buena Vista. Choose from half day, full day and overnight vacation packages.
- High water is in June
- Advanced rafting sections close at certain water flows (call for availability)
- At high flows other sections become high adventure – don’t miss out
Frequently Asked Questions about Advanced Rafting in Colorado
Frequently Asked Questions About Advanced Rafting Colorado
With RIVER RUNNERS
When is the best time to raft advanced whitewater in Colorado?
Late May and June is usually high water in Colorado. If you are looking for a high-adrenaline rafting trip this is the time to go. Please call for water flows as some advanced rafting trips are not available at certain water levels.
Do you need previous rafting experience to raft class V?
Previous rafting experience is recommended, but not required to raft the Numbers or Royal Gorge. To raft Pine Creek you must have rafted the Royal Gorge, the Numbers or a similar class IV – V rafting trip.
How old do you have to be to raft class V?
To raft the Numbers or Royal Gorge (class IV-V) with River Runners you must be at least 14 – 16 years old depending on water levels. Pine Creek (class V) participants must be at least 18 years old with previous class IV-V rafting experience.
Do you have to wear a helmet rafting class V?
Yes, you must wear a helmet to raft class V with River Runners in Colorado. Helmets are provided for all rafting trips on the Arkansas River.
Are wetsuits provided?
Wetsuits are available at each River Runners location on the Arkansas River. Wetsuits are recommended but not required on class V rafting trips except during high water.
River Rafting Trips
Buena Vista, Colorado
24070 County Road 301 Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
- Full or Half Day
- Class IV – V
- Fully Guided
- Minimum Age 16
- Experience Recommended
- Full Day
- Class V
- Fully Guided
- Minimum Age 18
- Experience Required