Rafting in the Rocky Mountains near Denver, Colorado


Riverside Raftign Resort Buena Vista, Colorado




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River Runners Buena Vista, Colorado


Arkansas River Rafting

Buena Vista, Colorado


Close to Denver, Far from boring

River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort
Buena Vista, Colorado

Colorado Hot Springs & Rafting PackagesTake an incredibly scenic 2.5 hour drive on Hwy 285 southwest of Denver and find yourself just outside of Buena Vista, Colorado crossing the Upper Arkansas River. This mountain valley is the epicenter of recreational opportunities in Colorado and offers majestic views of the largest mountains in the state. Colorado river rafting on the Arkansas River is just one of many activities you will find in this area.

The River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort is located in the Rocky Mountains on the Arkansas River just six miles south of Buena Vista, Colorado. Whether you are looking for a casual scenic float, a heart-pounding whitewater adventure or a multi-day wilderness excursion, River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort has the trip for you. We book one-hour, half-day, full-day and overnight Colorado river rafting trips out of this location.

Hot Springs, Cool Rafting Packages

Go rafting with River Runners and receive half price tickets to soak at the beautiful Mt. Princeton Hot Springs. This unique resort is just 10 minutes away from River Runners and features hot spring swimming pools, natural creek side pools, a 300’ water slide, cabins, hotel rooms and a delicious restaurant and bar. Ask about our discount packages for lodging.

Escape from Denver and relax riverside

Denver, Colorado provides an excellent urban base camp for any Colorado vacation. You can enjoy a variety of summer activities in Denver ranging from outdoor concerts and festivals, to professional sporting events and theme parks. Eventually though you might want to escape to the mountains for a unique Colorado experience, and whitewater rafting should be right at the top of the list. Situated on the banks of the Arkansas River, the River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort is an easy and scenic 2.5 hour drive from Denver. Enjoy our private beach and launch site for Browns Canyon, picnic areas, group camping on the river, sand volleyball, horse shoes and our Riverside Bar & Grill. Group campsites are available for $50 per night and can accommodate up to 25 people (includes use of hot showers and restrooms). Also check out our Royal Gorge Rafting Center near Canon City.

Denver day trips

Rafting from Denver with River Runners can be done in one day – simply drive 2.5 hours to one of our two rafting locations, take one of our three-hour rafting adventures, and drive 2.5 hours back to your home base in Denver.

Denver overnight getaways

An even better option is to drive from Denver and stay a few nights. Relax riverside by camping at our Riverside Rafting Resort or in a secluded campsite on one of our overnight rafting trips. You can also just relax at our property during the day and book a hotel room or cabin to spend the night.

You can book one hour, half day, full day and overnight whitewater rafting adventures out of our two Colorado rafting locations.

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Rafting trips in the Rocky Mountains near Denver, Colorado

Browns Canyon Class III-IV

PERFECT CLASS III-IV FAMILY WHITE WATER RAFTING TRIP NEAR DENVER, COLORADO

Departs daily from Buena Vista, Colorado located 2.5 hours from Denver

Hot Springs & Cool Rafting packages still available


Browns Canyon on the Arkansas River is the most popular whitewater rafting trip near Denver Colorado.

Whitewater rafting trips depart daily May – August from River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort – Soak in Mt. Princeton hot springs after your white water rafting trip

This fun intermediate level river rafting trip has splashy class III white water rapids and incredible Colorado scenery. We make rafting convenient! Walk to your raft right from River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort! Browns Canyon white water rafting trips depart from this private riverside beach on the Arkansas River. Explore Buena Vista, Colorado on your Denver vacation. This white water rafting trip is exciting and educational.







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Family Float Class II

KIDS LOVE THIS SCENIC CLASS II RAFTING TRIP

1 Hour family float raft trip on the Arkansas River

Explore Colorado with your kids on your Denver, Colorado vacation.

This river rafting trip has awesome Rocky Mountain views and you may see incredible Colorado wildlife along the Arkansas River.

A fun family friendly river rafting trip in the Rocky Mountains. Children just have to be 3 years old and 35 LBS. to enjoy this family adventure. This is the perfect rafting trip for a families first time rafting experience. Take a short shuttle up river from River Runners Riverside Resort to the put-in and float right back to our resort.







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Numbers Class IV-V

A TECHNICAL AND CHALLENGING CLASS IV-V ARKANSAS RIVER RAFTING ADVENTURE

The Numbers rafting trip is true Colorado Whitewater!

Raft the Numbers if you can, you will not be disappointed!

Incredible Colorado river rafting at it’s finest! Challenging class 5 white water rapids. Raft through big holes and incredible drops. Paddle hard and listen to your Colorado state certified river guide. This rafting trip is and advanced whitewater rafting trip, but first time rafters may participate, depending on the flows of the Arkansas River. First time rafters must be in good physical condition have the ability to swim and paddle hard.





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Pine Creek Class V

THE WILDEST CLASSS V RAPIDS ON THE ARKANSAS RIVER

Pine Creek/Numbers Full Day

Try this extreme White water Rafting trip in Colorado

 

Raft Pine Creek rapid a true class IV rapid on the Arkansas River then raft through the wild rapids of the Numbers. This class 5 rafting trip is typically available in mid June. The Arkansas River flows must be less than 1,200 CFS. This rafting trip is like two trips in one raft the upper Arkansas River near Granite Colorado through Pine Creek Rapid. Stop for a catered riverside lunch and continue rafting through the Numbers.







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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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Two incredible Colorado whitewater rafting locations near Denver, Colorado

CANON CITY, COLORADO

Whitewater rafting 2.5 hours from Denver, Colorado

Royal Gorge Rafting Center Canon City, Colorado

Royal Gorge Rafting Center Canon City, Colorado

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BUENA VISTA, COLORADO

Whitewater rafting 125 miles from Denver, Colorado

River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort Buena Vista, Colorado

River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort Buena Vista, Colorado

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