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Pine Creek Rafting Trips in Buena Vista
Raft the most extreme whitewater on the Arkansas River in Colorado
Raft Pine Creek on the Arkansas River for a true class V experience then challenge the continuous class IV rapids of the Numbers for the most extreme whitewater rafting trip on the Arkansas River in Colorado. We do not typically run this trip until July or whenever the Arkansas River drops below 1,200 CFS, which makes Pine Creek the perfect late-season rafting trip for thrill seekers. A Pine Creek rafting trip is the ultimate Colorado adventure.
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WHY RAFT PINE CREEK
With RIVER RUNNERS
Always raft with a whitewater professional:
Pine Creek is the most challenging section of the Arkansas River. We provide all of the gear you need and our guides are among the best in Colorado
Great whitewater late in the season:
The Pine Creek section of the Arkansas River is not run commercially until flows drop below 1,200 CFS, but it offers challenging whitewater late in the season.
Challenge yourself on the Arkansas River:
If you have already paddled the Numbers or the Royal Gorge with River Runners and are still ready to step it up a notch – Pine Creek is the trip for you.
If you paddle the Pine Creek section of the Arkansas River then you have what it takes to raft class V whitewater in Colorado. Not everyone can say that.
CLASS V RAFTING TRIP
Know before you book
Participants should be at least 18 years old for this Expert 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 need to be able to swim, be in good physical condition and able to run a continuous mile. Previous Class IV rafting experience is required.
Everyone in your party needs to paddle. Pine Creek and The Numbers is too narrow for Oar rafts, therefore everyone needs to paddle under guide instruction.
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.
Pine Creek Full Day River Rafting Trip
ADVANCED CLASS V
5-6 Hours Round Trip
The most extreme whitewater rafting adventure on the Arkansas River is a run through Pine Creek – a class V rapid that is 1.5 miles in length and drops 200 feet per mile. The entire trip is 11-miles and starts in Granite Gorge, a steep and narrow canyon with class III, IV and V whitewater consisting of giant boulders and big drops. Get a good night sleep and eat a hearty breakfast, because you will have to listen to your guide and paddle hard as a team to navigate this challenging stretch of Colorado whitewater. A River Runners full day Pine Creek rafting trip is about 6 hours round trip and includes a catered riverside lunch. Please call for current water conditions prior to booking this extreme rafting trip in Colorado.
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
- 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.