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Colorado whitewater rafting in the Royal Gorge.

Find the best whitewater rafting in Colorado »

Colorado is known for having some of the best whitewater in the world, but what river in Colorado has the best whitewater rafting? Considering things like miles of whitewater, accessibility, natural beauty…

High water rafting trips.

Pro tips for whitewater rafting in Colorado this summer »

Get ready for high water on the Arkansas River A big snowpack equals big whitewater rafting in Colorado, but there are still tour options for beginners. Whether you are looking to hit peak runoff or find something more family friendly, we’ve compiled a few points to help you plan your raft trip this summer. PRO … read more

2019 Colorado snowpack above average.

Colorado snowpack continues to pile up as rafting season approaches »

Colorado snowpack above normal snow water equivelant It has been an awesome ski season in Colorado which will roll into an amazing whitewater rafting season this summer. Colorado statewide snowpack is 129% of normal as of March 11, 2019, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). This means Colorado’s creeks and rivers will be … read more

River Runners Best Guide Service.

River Runners Wins Best Whitewater Guide Company from Elevation Outdoors Magazine »

Best of the Rockies 2019 – Best Whitewater Guide Company Elevation Outdoors Magazine holds an annual contest where it asks its readers to nominate choices for the best businesses, people, destinations, and events in the Rocky Mountains. Then they hold a vote to determine winners. River Runners was nominated and won the business category of … read more

Colorado whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River.

Planning your Colorado rafting trip in a high-water year »

The Arkansas River Basin snowpack is above average. Every few years we get an above average snowpack in Colorado, which results in high flows on creeks and rivers during the spring and summer. This is looking to be one of those epic whitewater years. Colorado’s river basins are all in great shape with a statewide … read more

Mount Princeton near Buena Vista, Colorado.

Arkansas River Basin Snowpack Update – January 29, 2019 »

Above average snowpack could bring high water in 2019 It’s looking like it could be an epic year for whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River in Colorado. Current snowpack for the Arkansas River Basin is 131% of normal (232% of last year at this time) with more snow in the forecast. The drainages that impact … read more

Colorado raft guide jobs.

The best time to go whitewater rafting in Colorado »

A guide to Colorado’s Arkansas River A common question we get here at River Runners is “ when is the best time to go whitewater rafting?”. The answer can shift from year to year depending on the snowpack and runoff, but you can make an educated decision. Below is a quick guide to help you … read more

Raft the Royal Gorge.

2019 River Runners Spring Sale »

Book now, raft this summer The Rive Runners Spring Sale is here! Book now and raft next summer. Full day rafting trips are 20% off and all other tours are 10% off if you book by February 4, 2019. Don’t miss out on the best deal of the year! The River Runners Spring Sale 20% … read more

Arkansas River Basin Snowpack Update

Arkansas River Basin Snowpack Update December 2018 »

Arkansas River Basin Snowpack Above Average The snow is piling up in Colorado, which could mean high water on the Arkansas River next summer. Rafting season is still five months away though, so it’s way too early to make predictions about the 2019 Colorado whitewater rafting season. Nonetheless, it is nice to be ahead of … read more

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Five late-summer Colorado adventures »

Summer is not over yet and River Runners has plenty of fun activities to offer well into fall. Here are five late-summer Colorado adventures to get in before it’s too late. 1. Raft the Royal Gorge The Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River is a great raft trip at low water. Enjoy a scenic float … read more