Celebrate the 4th of July by Colorado White water Rafting the Arkansas River

Posted on July 1, 2011

Celebrate the 4th of July in 2011 by Colorado White water Rafting the Arkansas River

There is no better way to celebrate Independence Day than white water rafting the Arkansas River in Colorado. The white water has been fantastic this season and it looks to hold up through the July 4th weekend. Spend the day white water rafting the Arkansas River and the evening enjoying the family-friendly Independence Day celebrations in the unique Colorado mountain towns of Buena Vista, Salida, or Canon City.

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River Runners on June 30, 2011 in Buena Vista, Colorado


Ice Cream & Roller Coasters

Colorado river rafting photo of the day Browns Canyon Rafting Trip: June 24, 2011 River Guide: Andrea
Colorado river rafting photo of the day Browns Canyon Rafting Trip: June 24, 2011 River Guide: Andrea

If you like ice cream and roller coasters, you will love Colorado white water rafting on the Arkansas River in Colorado this Independence Day. Current flows on the Arkansas River are 3,170 cubic feet per second (cfs) through the Numbers (closed), 3,360 cfs through Browns Canyon, and 3,530 cfs through Bighorn Sheep Canyon and the Royal Gorge (closed). The high water will provide big splashes, giant waves, and lots of smiles. White water rafting trips depart daily from our Buena Vista and Canon City white water raftinglocations. The white water is the best it has been in years, so don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience what white water rafting in Colorado is all about.

2011 4th of July Celebration in Buena Vista, Colorado

The Fourth of July in Buena Vista, Colorado is an old fashioned, hometown style Independence Day celebration. A pancake breakfast starts at 7:00 am, followed by a Fourth of July parade down East Main at 10:00 am. If you would like to be in the parade, just show up at the Buena Vista Courthouse at 9:30 am. The Buena Vista Rotary Club will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs at the Four Square Park. Fireworks will be held at the Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds at dusk (weather permitting).

2011 4th of July Celebration in Salida, Colorado

Independence Day festivities in Salida, Colorado start at 12:00 pm in Riverside Park with the Salida Circus, arts and crafts. The annual Salida Independence Day Parade starts at 4:00 pm, followed by music in the park by Ironically Charged, The New World Love and Lazy Alien Blues Band. Fireworks will be at dusk (weather permitting.

2011 4th of July Celebration in Canon City, Colorado

The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park will start its July 4th celebration with a 21-black powder gun salute and the Geezers band playing. No fireworks will be held at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, but a fireworks show will be held at the top of Skyline Drive. Festivities will also be held at Pueblo Community College – Fremont Campus on Highway 50, featuring a live band and free watermelon. Fireworks start at 9 p.m.

Rafting is a fun thing to do in Colorado
Rafting is a fun thing to do in Colorado