River Runners Blog

High Water and FIBArk this Weekend »

Father’s Day is coming up this weekend, which means high water on the Arkansas River and FIBArk in Salida, Colorado. Go rafting with River Runners and then celebrate Colorado whitewater rafting heritage at the nation’s oldest whitewater festival. Enjoy river competitions, live music, beer garden, carnival rides…

River Runners App for IPhone and Droid »

River Runners is getting with the times. Get easy access to river flows, trip descriptions and the latest Colorado whitewater rafting deals with the River Runners App for IPhone and Droid. Also check out daily photos, track loyalty points and learn about the latest news at River Runners.

First Time Colorado Whitewater Rafting »

By now, you’ve either booked a rafting trip with River Runners or are seriously considering it. Whether you wish to cross Colorado whitewater rafting off your “bucket list” or you’re an avid adventurer looking to try another sport, River Runners has a trip for everyone. Raft guides throw around the term “cfs”…

Ride the Wave: Arkansas River on the Rise »

Spring runoff is here and the Arkansas River is gaining momentum. Enjoy fun, splashy and exciting whitewater in the Royal Gorge, Bighorn Sheep Canyon, Browns Canyon, Numbers and Pine Creek sections. Experience the thrill of spring runoff for yourself. Save 10% by liking us on Facebook.

River Runners in Local and National News »

For the third time in less than a year a major news outlet has chosen River Runners as its source for expert whitewater rafting information in Colorado. This past week, CBS 4 Denver stopped by River Runners for the latest information on whitewater rafting in Colorado.

Late Spring Storms Boost Colorado Snowpack »

People in the Colorado whitewater rafting industry have been giddy about the barrage of spring snow storms. Some have even said it’s a “Snow Miracle”. A couple of months ago, many experts said it would be nearly impossible to recover from the snowpack deficits we were facing.

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.