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Family Float River Rafting Trips in Buena Vista, Colorado
Families love this scenic float down the Arkansas River
The whole family can enjoy Family Float river rafting trips 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.
WHY RAFT THE FAMILY FLOAT
With RIVER RUNNERS
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.
CLASS II RAFTING TRIP
Know before you book
Participants should be at least 35LBS for this beginer level rafting trip.
Age requirements vary depending on the flow of the Arkansas River.
Walk-ins are welcome, but advanced rafting reservations are the only way to insure that you get to go rafting – especially during peak season (July -August).
All participants on the family float do not need to paddle. We take Oar rafts on our Family Float trips, where the professional guide has all control so you can relax and enjoy the trip and scenery.
Risk is involved with all whitewater rafting trips. You and everyone in your party must be willing to accept that risk. All participants must read and sign a waiver – minors under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian read and sign a waiver on their behalf.
We reserve the right to alter your route based on extreme water flows and other potential safety concerns.
Plan to arrive at our Buena Vista, Colorado location at least 45 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. This will allow time for your group to finish paperwork and check out rafting equipment.
Family Float River Rafting Trip
BEGINNER CLASS II
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 Buena Vista, Colorado views, wildlife and geology 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. Either way experience 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 rafting trip.
You can get splashed on this trip, but it is primarily a scenic family float. Smile while our professional photographers take your photo so that 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 kids’ menu and watching rafts float by on the Arkansas River.
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 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
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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.