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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

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How to choose the perfect Colorado rafting trip »

Raft Colorado’s Arkansas River Not quite sure what Colorado rafting trip to book? The Arkansas River is a great option, but with so many adventures to choose from, you should start by asking yourself a few questions.  How long do I want to be on the water? What type of craft would I like to be … read more

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Flow Management Program Benefits Recreation on Colorado’s Arkansas River »

Annual Flow Program goes from July 1 – August 15 Raft, kayak & SUP tours offered through September 30 One thing that makes the Upper Arkansas River in Colorado a great place to raft, kayak and stand-up paddleboard late into summer, is the Voluntary Flow Management Program, which augments flows from July 1 – August … read more

Royal Gorge Rafting Trips.

Snowpack and water update for rafting Colorado’s Arkansas River in 2018 »

Raft Colorado’s Arkansas River now through September The first signs of spring are here on Colorado’s Upper Arkansas River. Trees are budding, birds are singing and flows are rising. Now that the rafting season is upon us, what can we expect river conditions to be like this summer? Even with a low snowpack in southern … read more

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Arkansas River Basin Snowpack Update – Another April Snow Miracle! »

April Snow Boosts Arkansas River Basin Snowpack Some may say ‘miracle’ is overstating the latest spring snowstorm in Colorado, but if you’ve been following the state’s snowpack this winter, it sure feels like one. Regardless of what you call it – April snow has delivered to the Upper Arkansas River Basin. Nearly three feet of … read more

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Après rafting at River Runners Colorado – kick back and be happy »

Post-adventure fun at River Runners This is going to be an exciting year at River Runners with lots of food, music and special events to pair with your whitewater rafting, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and off-roading. Here are the best experiences for après rafting at River Runners Colorado. Book now, raft this summer 15% off full-days … read more

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Arkansas River Basin Snowpack Update and Rafting Season Outlook »

Arkansas river basin snowpack levels look good; we anticipate an epic 2018 season! Raft April through September, 2018 Even with snow packs lower throughout Colorado, the Arkansas river basin is doing extremely well and we anticipate an epic 2018 season! Snowpack is an important factor when trying to predict summer whitewater rafting conditions in Colorado. … read more

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A piece of River Runners history »

“Huckleberry Finn Gone High Brow – That’s River Runners” By Travis Hochard, general manager, River Runners I’m not sure what is meant by the quote above, but it is the first line of the first known news article about whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River in Colorado. It should come as no surprise the article … read more

Colorado summer vacation.

Don’t miss the boat. Start planning your Colorado summer vacation now! »

Planning Guide for Colorado’s Arkansas River Basin The Arkansas River Basin is a popular summer vacation spot in Southwest Colorado. It’s a good idea to plan ahead if you want to experience all the area has to offer. This blog will help you find the nicest places to stay, coolest activities, tastiest restaurants and best … read more

Raft Colorado's Arkansas River.

Summer is not over yet! Colorado’s epic rafting season rolls on. »

Raft Colorado’s Arkansas River through September A deep snowpack this past winter, followed by record moisture in the high country this summer, has resulted in higher than normal flows on Colorado’s Arkansas River all season. This trend is expected to continue through Labor Day, so grab some friends and plan your next Colorado whitewater rafting … read more