River Runners - Find Your Adventure
Celebrating 50 Years
River Runners - Find Your Adventure
Celebrating 50 Years

Guided Colorado Whitewater Rafting Tours Since 1972

Let River Runners be your guide on the Arkansas River in Colorado. Raft in some of the most beautiful valleys and canyons in the world on half-day, full-day or multi-day adventures. Beginner, intermediate and advanced tours depart daily now through September 5 (Labor Day), 2022. Choose from two Colorado whitewater rafting outposts near Buena Vista and Cañon City.

No-Risk Booking

Take the stress out of planning your vacation.

Get a full refund if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to your original reservation date, and a 100% rain check for cancellations made with less than a 48-hour notice.



April 30 – Labor Day, 2022
Get ready for some splashy fun on Colorado’s Arkansas River. Raft Browns Canyon National Monument or Bighorn Sheep Canyon for a Colorado whitewater rafting tour you won’t forget.

Advanced Whitewater


May 14 – Labor Day, 2022
Raft the Royal Gorge or the Numbers for some of the most challenging whitewater in the state. Advanced Colorado whitewater rafting tours depart from the Buena Vista and Royal Gorge outposts.

Overnight Rafting


May 14 – August 15, 2022
Plug into nature with no cell phones, no video games and no TVs. Raft, camp and play in Browns Canyon National Monument on a fun and relaxing overnight rafting tour in Colorado.

My family has been rafting with River Runners for over 20 years and we always have a great time!

-Emily from Oklahoma City, OK

Riverside Grill at River Runners

Open May 27 – August 21, 2022
The Riverside Grill at River Runners offers an outdoor ‘beach vibe’ dining experience. Enjoy great food and drinks in a unique family-friendly atmosphere.

Event Space

Please Call 800-723-8987
Hosting an event? Check out our unique outdoor venue on the Arkansas River – just six miles south of Buena Vista, Colorado.

Live Music

2022 Concert Series
Get ready for some free live music on the beach at River Runners Browns Canyon this summer – six miles south of Buena Vista, Colorado.