Advanced Whitewater Rafting Trips in Colorado
Choose from Two River Runners Locations
Paddle the most challenging whitewater on Colorado’s Arkansas River. Advanced whitewater rafting trips depart from the Buena Vista Adventure Hub and River Runners Royal Gorge. Raft the Royal Gorge near Colorado Springs or the Numbers near Buena Vista.
Buena Vista Adventure Hub
801 Front Loop, Buena Vista, CO 81211
2 hrs from Colorado Springs & 2.5 hrs from Denver
Advanced Whitewater Rafting the Numbers
- Class IV (V)
- Minimum Age 14
- Full Day or Half Day
- Fully Guided
- Experience Recommended
- Must be a Strong Swimmer
Advanced Whitewater Rafting Trip Considerations
All River Runners rafting trips are guided and include PFDs, helmets, wetsuits, splash jackets, and river boots. No added rental fees.
High Water is in June
The most exciting time to raft the Arkansas River is during high water in June. There are alternate trips during high water advisories – above 2,400 CFS in the Numbers and above 3,200 CFS in the Royal Gorge – which are advanced at high flows.
Beginner Whitewater Rafting
If you are nervous about whitewater rafting, have younger kids, or timid partipants in your group you should consider a beginner whitewater rafting trip.