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Raft Browns Canyon National Monument

The many ways to raft Browns Canyon National Monument »

Raft Browns Canyon with River Runners Browns Canyon National Monument is located between the mountain towns of Salida and Buena Vista in Chaffee County Colorado. The Arkansas River winds through this rugged canyon with remnants of a historic railroad, steep cliffs, beautiful mountain views and lots of rapids. It has long been known as a … read more

Colorado Whitewater Rafting.

White Water Rafting in Colorado Extended »

White Water rafting in Colorado extended, with excellent conditions. Fall is in the air. The temperatures are dropping, leaves are starting to change and everything from coffee to bread is all of a sudden pumpkin flavored. Colorado is an ideal destination for the family to escape to this fall.  Buena Vista, just two hours from … read more

Raft the Royal Gorge.

5 Reasons to Raft the Royal Gorge »

Raft the Royal Gorge with River Runners Are you looking for the best whitewater in Colorado? Check out our 5 reasons to Raft the Royal Gorge. Save 20% if you book by Monday, July 29. Book now and Save Winter Rafting Sale 40% Off Full-Day Rafting Tours – PROMO CODE: Winter40 20% Off Half-Day and … read more

Arkansas River Rafting Conditions

Whitewater conditions update: Family and advanced rafting tours are open »

Arkansas River rafting conditions The runoff has peaked and all high water advisories have been lifted. This means epic family fun and advanced rafting tours are just getting started on the Arkansas River in Colorado. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced tours are departing daily on half-day, full-day, and overnight adventures. Kids as young as three years … read more

Whitewater Rafting Near Denver »

Cool off from the summer heat and make a splash in the Arkansas River while whitewater rafting near Denver this season. A scenic, two-hour drive from Denver, Colorado will land you in our beautiful town of Buena Vista. The meaning of Buena Vista is “good view,” and that is exactly what you will see when … read more

Rafting conditions.

Whitewater Rafting Conditions Update »

Enjoy high water conditions on the Arkansas River in Colorado The 2019 rafting season is in full swing and the conditions are epic. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced tours are departing daily on half-day, full-day, and overnight adventures. Kids as young as six years old can raft the Family Float. Rafting Sale 10% off rafting tours … read more

Stand-up Paddleboard Tours.

Five reasons to visit Buena Vista, Colorado »

Colorado is full of outdoor recreation, hot springs, and cool mountain towns. Below are five reasons you should visit Buena Vista, Colorado and make it your next family vacation destination. 1. Rafting, Kayaking, and Stand Up Paddle Boarding The Arkansas River Colorado’s Upper Arkansas River is known for world-class whitewater, but you don’t have to … read more

Get ready for the runoff in Colorado »

Colorado rafting and snowpack The Colorado whitewater rafting season is well underway, but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature. Many rivers have yet to swell from the melt and the mountains look more like mid-winter than late-spring. Statewide snowpack is 432% of normal for this time of year (as of May 30, 2019) and the … read more

Planning your whitewater rafting trip in Colorado »

It’s going to be a special year on the Upper Arkansas River Every water year is unique in Colorado and 2019 is shaping up to be one of the best on record. Check out our tips below for planning your whitewater rafting trip to one of the most popular rafting destinations in the world. 20% … read more

Beginner rafting trips in Colorado.

The best time to go whitewater rafting in Colorado »

A common question we get at River Runners is ‘when is the best time to go whitewater rafting in Colorado?’ Since rafting is a seasonal activity, a good start would be spring and summer!