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Browns Canyon Splash

Colorado Rafting Season Opens »

The Runoff has Begun on Colorado’s Arkansas River The Colorado rafting season is here and it’s getting splashy on the Arkansas River. Flows are rising fast as the runoff picks up due to warm temperatures in the high country. It’s 850 cubic feet per second (CFS) at the Nathrop Gauge as of May 10, and … read more

Colorado Whitewater Rafting

The best time to go whitewater rafting in Colorado »

A common question we get at River Runners is ‘when is the best time to go whitewater rafting in Colorado?’ Since rafting is a seasonal activity, a good start would be spring and summer!

Colorado whitewater rafting in the Royal Gorge.

Five quick tips for planning your Colorado whitewater rafting vacation »

Colorado whitewater rafting tours on the Arkansas River Below are five quick tips for planning your Colorado whitewater rafting vacation on the Upper Arkansas River in Colorado. Choose from two River Runners locations near Colorado Springs, Denver and Breckenridge. 1. Book with a reputable Colorado whitewater rafting company Whitewater rafting can be an amazing experience … read more

Raft the Royal Gorge.

Five reasons to raft the Royal Gorge »

Raft the Royal Gorge with River Runners Are you looking for the best whitewater in Colorado? Check out our five reasons to Raft the Royal Gorge. Book now and Save Online Rafting Sale 10% Off Rafting Tours – PROMO CODE: Raft10 Not valid with existing reservations Discounts can not be combined BOOK ONLINE 1. World-Class … read more

Planning your whitewater rafting trip in Colorado »

Raft the Arkansas River in Colorado The Arkansas River in Colorado is one of the most popular whitewater rafting destinations in the world and it’s an easy drive from Colorado Springs, Denver or Breckenridge. Check out our tips below for planning your next Colorado whitewater rafting trip. Book now and Save Online Rafting Sale 10% … read more

Raft Browns Canyon National Monument

The many ways to raft Browns Canyon National Monument »

Raft Browns Canyon with River Runners Browns Canyon National Monument is located between the mountain towns of Salida and Buena Vista in Chaffee County Colorado. The Arkansas River winds through this rugged canyon with remnants of a historic railroad, steep cliffs, beautiful mountain views and lots of rapids. It has long been known as a … read more

Rafting near Denver.

Whitewater Rafting Near Denver »

Raft the Arkansas River – 2 hours from Denver Cool off from the summer heat and make a splash in the Arkansas River while whitewater rafting near Denver. A scenic, two-hour drive from Denver, Colorado will land you in our beautiful town of Buena Vista. The meaning of Buena Vista is “good view,” and that … read more

Rafting conditions.

Whitewater Rafting Conditions Update »

Enjoy high water conditions on the Arkansas River in Colorado The 2019 rafting season is in full swing and the conditions are epic. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced tours are departing daily on half-day, full-day, and overnight adventures. Kids as young as six years old can raft the Family Float. Rafting Sale 10% off rafting tours … read more

Stand-up Paddleboard Tours.

Five reasons to visit Buena Vista, Colorado »

Colorado is full of outdoor recreation, hot springs, and cool mountain towns. Below are five reasons you should visit Buena Vista, Colorado and make it your next family vacation destination. 1. Rafting, Kayaking, and Stand Up Paddle Boarding The Arkansas River Colorado’s Upper Arkansas River is known for world-class whitewater, but you don’t have to … read more

Get ready for the runoff in Colorado »

Colorado rafting and snowpack The Colorado whitewater rafting season is well underway, but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature. Many rivers have yet to swell from the melt and the mountains look more like mid-winter than late-spring. Statewide snowpack is 432% of normal for this time of year (as of May 30, 2019) and the … read more