River Runners Blog

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.

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