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Raft, Kayak and SUP Colorado »

River Runners joins the BV Adventure Hub Raft, Kayak, and SUP the Arkansas River River Runners is now part of the BV Adventure Hub, which means we can better serve our guests with a third location at South Main in Buena Vista, Colorado, and offer more activities like Stand Up Paddle Board and inflatable kayak … read more

Whitewater rafting in Colorado.

Winter whitewater rafting sale »

Raft Colorado’s Arkansas River (this summer)! Book now, raft later, save money It’s time to get the best deal of the year on your Colorado whitewater rafting trip! Save big on your summer vacation. Get 40% off full-days, 20% off half-days, or 20% off overnight rafting trips booked by February 15, 2016. Raft any date … read more

Arkansas River Basin Snowpack

Snowpack is above average in Colorado’s Arkansas River Basin »

El Nino has provided consistent snow in Colorado El Nino has provided consistent snow in Colorado this winter, especially in the central mountains. The snowpack for the Arkansas River Basin is 110% of average as of January 26, 2016, and we are about half-way through the snowfall season. The long-term models are pointing towards average … read more

River Runners

Five reasons to go whitewater rafting in Colorado this fall »

Raft Colorado’s Arkansas River through September In September, the Arkansas River has both easy and technical rapids (depending on what you choose to run), the water is clear, the crowds are gone, and the fall foliage provides a spectacular backdrop. So if you’re looking for something to do in Colorado this September – just know … read more

Colorado vacation at the Royal Gorge

Find your ultimate Colorado vacation at the Royal Gorge »

Visit the Royal Gorge Region of Colorado Go whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River, visit the Royal Gorge Bridge Colorado, ride the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, and other ideas for your ultimate Colorado vacation at the Royal Gorge – all just one hour from Colorado Springs. Raft the Arkansas River Raft trips run through the … read more

Raft the Arkansas River with kids.

Colorado whitewater rafting guide: Raft the Arkansas River »

In the Colorado whitewater rafting industry sometimes there is too much water and sometimes there is not enough water, but flows on the Arkansas River this July look to be just right. The popular Colorado rafting river is projected to run at above average water levels the rest of summer – providing optimal conditions on … read more

Raft the Numbers.

Navigating historic waters – Find epic whitewater rafting conditions on Colorado’s Arkansas River »

Colorado’s Arkansas River has peaked – Beginner rafting trips are available The Arkansas River is the most popular whitewater rafting river in Colorado and its central location, stunning scenery, and abundant whitewater have attracted thrill-seekers from all over the world for more than 40 years. A record snowpack in Colorado this past winter, which culminated … read more

Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River.

High water conditions projected for Colorado’s Arkansas River »

Expect big water for Colorado rafting season Snowpack readings for Colorado’s Arkansas River Basin are at 282% of normal for this time of year, and in the coming weeks the Arkansas River could be at levels not seen since 1995 – a year that holds high water records for nearly every date throughout the summer. … read more

Rafting, zip line tours, hot springs and more.

Family vacation ideas in Colorado »

Rafting, hot springs, zip line tours, and other summer adventures in central Colorado Colorado is a popular family vacation destination year-round, but these hidden gems are best known for summer adventures. Check out this list of family vacation ideas near Buena Vista, Salida and Cañon City, before you plan your trip to Colorado this summer. … read more

River Runners

Colorado whitewater rafting season update »

River Runners is preparing for a normal (normal = awesome) runoff on the Arkansas River in Colorado and is now offering guided whitewater rafting trips through September 7 (Labor Day), 2015