River Runners Blog

Five reasons to visit Colorado’s Arkansas River Basin »

Colorado is full of outdoor recreation, hot springs, and cool mountain towns. Below are five reasons why Colorado’s Arkansas River Basin should be 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 be hardcore … read more

Planning a Colorado whitewater rafting trip? We’ve got you covered! »

River Runners is open for the 2017 rafting season Planning a Colorado whitewater rafting trip? River Runners is open seven days a week from 9 am to 5 pm MST. Call 800-723-8987 to speak with a reservation specialist or book online 24 hours a day. Book Online and Save Book online and save 10% with … read more

Virtual Tour Guide: Royal Gorge History »

The Royal Gorge was a tourist attraction well before the construction of the bridge in 1929. Travelers started visiting the area as early as the late 1800’s. Today, hundreds of thousands visit the park annually by kayak, raft, train, and bridge. There are lots of ways to experience the Royal Gorge, but let’s start with … read more

Snowpack setting up for big whitewater rafting season on Colorado’s Arkansas River  »

Arkansas River Basin snowpack 140% of normal The snowpack in Colorado’s Arkansas River Basin is 140% of normal and 100% of average peak as we enter the last week of February. This combined with stormy weather in the short-term and extended forecasts means the Arkansas River is on track for another big whitewater rafting season … read more

ATV Tours, Snowpack Update and 40% Off Whitewater Rafting »

More Colorado Adventures with River Runners Colorado ATV Tours new for 2017 River Runners and the Adventure Hub have partnered up to offer Colorado ATV tours in 2017. Half day trips will depart from our Buena Vista and Royal Gorge outposts. Drive or ride along in a 2017 Polaris RZR 900. Tours will be in … read more

Arkansas River Basin Snowpack Update »

Above Average Snowpack in Arkansas River Basin It’s early, but things are looking up The calendars have turned to 2017, and those in the Colorado whitewater rafting world are looking at (and skiing) the snowpack. The Colorado high country has four months remaining of potential snow accumulation (about two-thirds of the snowpack season), but it’s … read more

The River Runners Winter Sale is here! »

Colorado whitewater rafting discount The 2017 Colorado whitewater rafting season is still a few months away, but you can get the best deal of the year right now! Save 20-40% on River Runners rafting tours, if you book by February 6, 2017.  Raft any date April – September.   THE RIVER RUNNERS WINTER SALE Gear included – … read more

Raft Colorado’s Arkansas River through September 25 »

Colorado Whitewater Rafting Raft Colorado this Fall Colorado’s whitewater rafting season is winding down, but you still have time to raft and kayak the Arkansas River. Raft the Royal Gorge, Bighorn Sheep Canyon, Browns Canyon or the Family Float on half day adventures through September 25. The Royal Gorge has the best whitewater during fall, … read more

Flow Management Program Boosts Levels on Colorado’s Arkansas River »

Annual Voluntary Flow Management Program Ends Monday, August 15 for Summer Season Raft, Kayak & SUP Board Tours go through September 25 One thing that makes the Upper Arkansas River in Colorado a unique place to raft, kayak and stand up paddle board, is the Voluntary Flow Management Program, which augments flows from July 1 … read more

Vertex Rafting Field Trips Brought to you by River Runners »

Vertex Rafting Field Trips Raft the Arkansas River with River Runners The river is still flowing and the Inaugural Vertex Festival is this weekend. River Runners is proud to announce its partnership with Madison House Presents to provide Vertex rafting field trips. Raft the Arkansas River during the day and jam to music by Alabama … read more