Advanced Whitewater Rafting Trips in Colorado

Class IV (V)

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.

River Runners Royal Gorge

44641 US. Hwy. 50, Cañon City, CO 81212
1 hr from Colorado Springs & 2 hrs from Denver

Royal Gorge Rafting Trips

Colorado whitewater rafting
  • Class IV (V)
  • Minimum Age 14
  • Full Day or Half Day
  • Fully Guided
  • Experience Recommended
  • Must be a Strong Swimmer

Raft the Royal Gorge
Starting at $87

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

Buena Vista, Colorado whitewater rafting
  • Class IV (V)
  • Minimum Age 14
  • Full Day or Half Day
  • Fully Guided
  • Experience Recommended
  • Must be a Strong Swimmer

Raft the Numbers
Starting at $87

Advanced Whitewater Rafting Trip Considerations

Gear Included

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.