River Runners Blog

Get Browns Canyon Adventure Park Passes »

The snowboard zip line is just one part of the new high ropes challenge course on the Arkansas River. River Runners and other rafting companies in Buena Vista, Colorado are offering trips to the Browns Canyon Adventure Park during the 2013 Colorado rafting season. Package with your Arkansas River rafting trip.

Proposed Browns Canyon National Monument »

Many are holding out hope that Brown’s Canyon, an area of Chaffee County encompassing the most popular family whitewater rafting trip on the Arkansas River, will one day become the second designated National Monument in Colorado. Those attempting to protect the canyon aren’t giving up.

Save on Your Colorado Rafting Trip this July »

Escape the heat this summer rafting Colorado’s Arkansas River with the whitewater professionals. Raft the Royal Gorge (class IV-V) and the Bighorn Sheep Canyon (class III-IV) near Canon City; or the Browns Canyon (class III-IV), the Numbers (class IV-V), and Pine Creek Rapid (class V) near Buena Vista.

Class V Rafting on the Arkansas River »

I tried to gauge the energy of the van. Nervousness was present, but there was also a version of excitement I haven’t felt in a long time. Although we had just met, we knew that we were going to need to work together as a cohesive unit to successfully maneuver down this stretch of class V whitewater called Pine Creek.

Colorado Whitewater Rafting Conditions »

Flows on the Arkansas River in Colorado are holding steady at around 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) in Browns Canyon as of Thursday, June 20, 2013. This provides family-friendly whitewater in Browns Canyon and Bighorn Sheep Canyon; and challenging whitewater in the Royal Gorge, the Numbers and Pine Creek.

Royal Gorge Reopens for Rafting After Fire »

Fire 100% contained. Highway 50 is now open and so is the River Runners Royal Gorge Rafting Center. Rafting trips through the Royal Gorge and Bighorn Sheep Canyon are now running daily. Authorities extracted a cable from the river on Friday, which fell from the Royal Gorge Tram during the fire.

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.