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Mount Princeton near Buena Vista, Colorado.

Arkansas River Basin Snowpack Update – January 29, 2019 »

Above average snowpack could bring high water in 2019 It’s looking like it could be an epic year for whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River in Colorado. Current snowpack for the Arkansas River Basin is 131% of normal (232% of last year at this time) with more snow in the forecast. The drainages that impact … read more

Colorado raft guide jobs.

The best time to go whitewater rafting in Colorado »

A guide to Colorado’s Arkansas River A common question we get here at River Runners is “ when is the best time to go whitewater rafting?”. The answer can shift from year to year depending on the snowpack and runoff, but you can make an educated decision. Below is a quick guide to help you … read more

January 2019 Snowpack.

Arkansas River Basin snowpack update for January 2019 »

Arkansas River Basin snowpack above average The Arkansas River Basin snowpack got off to a great start and is still looking good for this time of year with above average readings and low elevation snow throughout the basin. Current snowpack for the full Arkansas River Basin is 109% of normal (219% of last year) with … read more

Colorado whitewater rafting in the Royal Gorge.

Five pro tips for planning your Colorado whitewater rafting vacation »

Colorado whitewater rafting tours on the Arkansas River Below are five pro tips for planning your Colorado whitewater rafting vacation on the Upper Arkansas River in Colorado. Above Photo: A River Runners raft exits the Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River near Cañon City, Colorado. By Catherine Eichel Photography. River Runners Winter Sale 40% Off … read more

Raft the Royal Gorge.

2019 River Runners Spring Sale »

Book now, raft this summer The Rive Runners Spring Sale is here! Book now and raft next summer. Full day rafting trips are 20% off and all other tours are 10% off if you book by February 4, 2019. Don’t miss out on the best deal of the year! The River Runners Spring Sale 20% … read more

Arkansas River Basin Snowpack Update

Arkansas River Basin Snowpack Update December 2018 »

Arkansas River Basin Snowpack Above Average The snow is piling up in Colorado, which could mean high water on the Arkansas River next summer. Rafting season is still five months away though, so it’s way too early to make predictions about the 2019 Colorado whitewater rafting season. Nonetheless, it is nice to be ahead of … read more

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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

Whitewater rafting in the Royal Gorge.

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

Annual Flow Program goes from July 1 – August 15 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 15 each summer. Agreement holders coordinate to move water … 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

Colorado Snowpack.

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