River Runners Blog

Arkansas River Caddis and May Fly Hatches »

After skiers lay their last tracks at Monarch Mountain, and before whitewater enthusiasts ply their paddles in Browns Canyon, there is a quiet period of time in the upper Arkansas River valley defined by the emergence of two aquatic insect species and the trout that rise to meet them.

Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides near River Runners »

Are you looking for a unique mountain experience after your Arkansas River whitewater rafting trip? Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides offer a breathtaking perspective of the Central Rockies. Experience 360-degree mountain views on an early morning hot air balloon flight in the South Park Valley of Colorado.

River Runners Featured on CBS This Morning »

On July 30, 2012, CBS News traveled to the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area and met some Coloradans who are hoping a wild ride can help restore the state’s image and economy. Whitewater rafting is big business in Colorado. Last year, 211,150 people rode the Arkansas River, according to Colorado State Parks.

A Gift to Brides and Grooms at Mt. Princeton »

Brides and grooms married at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort during the 2013 Colorado rafting season can enjoy a complimentary Browns Canyon Half Day rafting trip at River Runners. Whitewater rafting is a unique and exciting way to socialize before or after the ceremony, so bring along your family and friends.

Whitewater Rafting Colorado’s Arkansas River »

One of North America’s most popular whitewater rafting destinations is the Arkansas River in Colorado. Centrally located in the Heart of the Rockies, the Arkansas River has Colorado whitewater rafting trips suitable for nearly all ages and abilities. At River Runners you can depart from Buena Vista or Canon City.

Boy Scout Overnight Rafting Colorado »

Boy Scouts traveling to Colorado this summer can find adventure on overnight rafting trips on the Arkansas River. Combine the thrill and challenge of whitewater rafting during the day with remote wilderness camping at night. All River Runners overnight trips meet at our Buena Vista rafting location.

Boy Scout Colorado Basecamp »

The River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort is the perfect Boy Scout and Venturing Crew base camp in Colorado. Explore Chaffee County in Colorado this summer from this unique group camping destination. Enjoy whitewater rafting, hiking, horseback riding, zip line tours and other outdoor adventures.

Visit a Colorado Ghost Town »

St. Elmo: An Original Colorado Ghost Town A visit to this well-preserved ghost town is worth the 40 minute drive from Buena Vista, Colorado. The Colorado Ghost Town of St. Elmo is situated high in the Sawatch Mountain Range about 20 miles southwest of Buena Vista, CO. Founded in 1880, this former gold mining camp … read more

Colorado Whitewater Rafting Season to Run Through Labor Day »

River Runners to offer rafting trips on the Arkansas River through Labor Day 2012 Thanks to above average precipitation in the mountains River Runners will offer whitewater rafting trips daily down Browns Canyon, Bighorn Sheep Canyon, and the Royal Gorge sections of the Arkansas River through September 3 (Labor Day), 2012. Flows on the Arkansas … read more

Whitewater Rafting on the Arkansas River in Colorado Now Open »

2012 Colorado Whitewater Rafting Season Underway River Runners launched its 2012 Colorado rafting season on April 10 with a half-day whitewater adventure down Browns Canyon on the Arkansas River Book your Colorado whitewater rafting trip online or call 800-723-8987. Unseasonably warm temperatures in the Colorado high country this April has provided awesome weather for whitewater … read more