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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

Planning your whitewater rafting trip in Colorado »

It’s going to be a special year on the Upper Arkansas River Every water year is unique in Colorado and 2019 is shaping up to be one of the best on record. Check out our tips below for planning your whitewater rafting trip to one of the most popular rafting destinations in the world. 20% … read more

Beginner rafting trips in Colorado.

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!

It's going to be an epic rafting season in Colorado.

Arkansas River Basin snowpack update and high water »

Raft the Arkansas River in Colorado The Colorado rafting season is expected to start early and last longer than normal after an above average winter that does not want to quit. More snow is in the forecast for the Upper Arkansas River Basin, so we still don’t know the final total. One thing is for … read more

Colorado whitewater rafting in the Royal Gorge.

Find the best whitewater rafting in Colorado »

Colorado is known for having some of the best whitewater in the world, but what river in Colorado has the best whitewater rafting? Considering things like miles of whitewater, accessibility, natural beauty…

High water rafting trips.

Pro tips for whitewater rafting in Colorado this summer »

Get ready for high water on the Arkansas River A big snowpack equals big whitewater rafting in Colorado, but there are still tour options for beginners. Whether you are looking to hit peak runoff or find something more family friendly, we’ve compiled a few points to help you plan your raft trip this summer. PRO … read more

2019 Colorado snowpack above average.

Colorado snowpack continues to pile up as rafting season approaches »

Colorado snowpack above normal snow water equivelant It has been an awesome ski season in Colorado which will roll into an amazing whitewater rafting season this summer. Colorado statewide snowpack is 129% of normal as of March 11, 2019, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). This means Colorado’s creeks and rivers will be … read more

River Runners Best Guide Service.

River Runners Wins Best Whitewater Guide Company from Elevation Outdoors Magazine »

Best of the Rockies 2019 – Best Whitewater Guide Company Elevation Outdoors Magazine holds an annual contest where it asks its readers to nominate choices for the best businesses, people, destinations, and events in the Rocky Mountains. Then they hold a vote to determine winners. River Runners was nominated and won the business category of … read more

Colorado whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River.

Planning your Colorado rafting trip in a high-water year »

The Arkansas River Basin snowpack is above average. Every few years we get an above average snowpack in Colorado, which results in high flows on creeks and rivers during the spring and summer. This is looking to be one of those epic whitewater years. Colorado’s river basins are all in great shape with a statewide … read more