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High water is here! »

Raft Colorado’s Arkansas River The whitewater rafting season has arrived and high water is here! Due to Colorado’s above average snowpack, which peaked at over 200%, water levels have begun rocketing far beyond typical flows. If you are looking for an exciting, adventure-packed rafting trip with titanic waves, then high water is for you! It’s … read more

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2016 Colorado whitewater rafting guide – Arkansas River »

Arkansas River Basin snowpack well above average Expect high water in June The snowpack in Colorado’s Upper Arkansas River Basin is 206% of average and the runoff is just getting started. That’s great news for thrill-seekers looking for a wild ride this June. It also bodes well for beginners and young families planning a raft … read more

Colorado snowpack update

Arkansas River Basin snowpack update »

Spring storms boost Colorado’s snowpack Colorado’s snowpack got a big boost this past week with up to four feet of snow reported in some mountain areas. This leaves statewide snowpack averages in great shape as we close out winter. The current snowpack for the Arkansas River Basin is 103% of average, but key catchment basins … read more

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Colorado Vacation Ideas »

Visit Buena Vista, Colorado The ultimate summer vacation day in Colorado There are so many things to do on your Colorado vacation it can be hard to fit it all in. We don’t have all the answers, but we’ve planned a day for you in Buena Vista, Colorado that’s sure to deliver high fives all … read more

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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

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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