The Numbers Rafting

  • Buena Vista


Advanced Class IV (V)

Quick trip facts:

  • Departs from the Buena Vista Adventure Hub
  • Raft the Arkansas River
  • Gear included – no added rental fees
  • Ages 14+ (strong swimmer)*


  • Flow: 209 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 3.66 ft

*Minimum requirements and rapid classifications fluctuate with water levels. Please call for current conditions.

Full Day

9:30 am

Per Person

Half Day

9:30 am & 1:00 pm

Per Person

Please book in advance — (800) 723-8987
Spring and fall trip times may vary. Click “BOOK NOW” to check availability.
Processing and park fees added at checkout.


Challenge Colorado’s most continuous whitewater


Raft the Arkansas River

Run the Numbers… if you can! Rapids so jam-packed they were numbered instead of named. Choose from full day, half day and overnight rafting trips on the Numbers section of the Arkansas River. Experience continuous whitewater and majestic views of snow capped mountains in a unique high country environment. The Numbers offers fun whitewater until mid-August and is suitable for adventurous beginners and experienced paddlers.

Paddle Hard & Listen To Your Guide!

This is not a float trip! Be ready to paddle hard and listen to guide commands as you navigate steep chutes, big waves and long rapids. Participants should be reasonably fit and able to swim. Oar boats are not an option.

Already Conquered the Numbers?

The Numbers isn’t the only advanced rafting trip on Colorado’s Upper Arkansas River. You may also like rafting the Royal Gorge in Cañon City, Colorado.

Do you still have questions about rafting in Colorado?

You can give us a call at (800) 723-8987 or check out the River Runners FAQ.

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-lazyctraveler, Senior Contributer, TripAdvisor

“We couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Our guide made the trip well worth every penny!”
-Tim T. from Denver, Colorado

“Excellent trip, excellent guide, excellent time”
-Pat D. from West Hartford, Connecticut