Family Float Rafting Trip Class II

RIVER RUNNERS 800-723-8987



Family Float Rafting Trips in Buena Vista, Colorado

Families love this scenic float down the Arkansas River

The whole family can enjoy the Family Float rafting trip in Buena Vista. This scenic raft trip offers mild rapids and stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. Pass under an old railroad trestle and hear about the area’s history, geology and wildlife as you meander four miles down the beautiful Arkansas River right back to River Runners.

Minimum Requirements

Age: 3 years old

Weight: 35 lbs.



Just relax and enjoy the ride:

A professional river guide will row you down the Arkansas River and tell you about the area’s history and wildlife.


The kids will love it!:

The Family Float is a great way to get everyone out enjoying the river.


Unique rafting and dining experience:

The Family Float ends at our riverside resort where you can enjoy lunch at the Riverside Grill (lunch not included).


An adventure for the unadventurous:

The Family Float is a great introductory trip for timid rafters. It offers mild whitewater and majestic views of the Rockies.


The perfect family activity on your Colorado vacation

The perfect family activity on your Colorado vacation

Family Float River Rafting Trip


1.5 Hours Round Trip

Enjoy no shuttle from the take-out – floats to River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort.

Relax and take in the incredible views, while a professional guide rows your family down this lazy section of the Arkansas River. You can also paddle while your guide calls commands from the back of the boat. Encounter small class I-II rapids with splashy waves and moving current. Enjoy incredible views of the surrounding 14,000-foot peaks and raft under a classic railroad trestle. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as elk, mule deer, raptors, waterfowl and chipmunks can often be seen on this scenic raft trip.

You can get splashed, but this is primarily a scenic float trip. Smile while our professional photographers take your photo so you can share this experience with family and friends. This trip floats right back to the resort where you can have lunch at our Riverside Grill. The little ones will love the large sandbox and kids menu.


Your Family Float rafting adventure will be fun for all!

Your Family Float rafting adventure will be fun for all!

What to Wear Rafting in Colorado


Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your rafting trip departure time

You should wear synthetic fabric clothing (avoid cotton), sandals that strap around your foot or an old pair of tennis shoes, a hat, a strap for your eye glasses or sun glasses (available for purchase), quick dry swimsuits or board shorts.

Wetsuits, splash tops and booties are available for rent at River Runners.

Apply plenty of sunscreen and reapply throughout the day.

Guides, rafts, PFDs, helmets and paddles are included.

River Rafting Equipment

Whitewater Rafting Buena Vista, Colorado

Runners Riverside Rafting Resort 24070 County Road 301 Buena Vista, Colorado 81211

Runners Riverside Rafting Resort 24070 County Road 301 Buena Vista, Colorado 81211

River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort Amenities

  • Private launch site for Browns Canyon (Class III-IV)
  • Commercial campground with exclusive group camping
  • Riverside Bar & Grill
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Free parking
  • Shaded picnic areas
  • Free restrooms
  • Free showers
  • Drinks & snacks
  • Rafting apparel
  • Rafting wetsuits
  • Rafting booties
  • Rafting splash jackets
  • Rafting photos
  • Rafting souvenirs
  • Rafting information
  • Certified raft guides
  • The best rafting trips
  • Discounts to Colorado hot springs
  • Discounts to the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
  • Discounts to Captain Zip Line Colorado Zip Line Tour

River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort

24070 County Road 301 Buena Vista, Colorado 81212

Rafting trips available daily: May – September

CALL: 719-395-2466 or 800-723-8987

Buena Vista, Colorado Driving Directions: Located just 2.5 hours from Colorado Springs & 2.5 hours from Denver, Colorado.

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