Colorado white water rafting the Arkansas River on June 23, 2011

Posted on June 23, 2011

Colorado White water Rafting Forecast

Colorado whitewater rafting the Arkansas River on June 23, 2011


Looking at the weekend forecast daytime high temperatures in Buena Vista, Colorado are expected to reach 88 degrees (f) and the high temperatures in Canon City, Colorado are expected to reach 92 degrees (f), setting the table for awesome rafting conditions – warm weather and high water. Snowpack levels for the Arkansas River Basin in Colorado are still at 150 percent of average for this time of year, so we expect river flows to jump up above 3200 cfs by the end of the weekend, which would again close the Numbers and Royal Gorge sections of the Arkansas River (call for current conditions and closures).

Experience the excitement of Colorado white water rafting on the Arkansas River this June in Buena Vista and Canon City, Colorado.

We have been blessed with plenty of water in the Arkansas River this rafting season, which has closed the Numbers and Royal Gorge sections for the better part of June 2011. Don’t worry though – there is still plenty of excitement on the Narrows, Browns Canyon and Bighorn Sheep Canyon white water rafting trips. Huge waves and big splashes provide an exhilarating ride down the Arkansas River. If you have always wanted to see what white water rafting in Colorado is all about – now is the time. We do expect water levels to remain high through the 4th of July and above average into August.

Run the Marathon white water rafting trip on the Arkansas River in Buena Vista, Colorado

Buena Vista, Colorado weather
If you are an active group with a thirst for adventure, ask about our Marathon white water rafting trip down the Arkansas River in Buena Vista, Colorado. Paddle 26 miles in one day and experience the Narrows and Browns Canyon (Seven hours round trip – includes lunch). Bring your game face, as you will put in at the Railroad Bridge just above the Miracle Mile rapid. Continue through the Narrows and Browns Canyon and conquer more than 20 rapids all in one day (minimum age is 14).

Challenge Three Rocks Rapid in Bighorn Sheep Canyon in Canon City, Colorado

Canon City, Colorado weather
A high water rafting trip through Three Rocks Rapid in Bighorn Sheep Canyon will challenge even the most experienced rafters. If you are looking for advanced white water rafting in Colorado at high water this is the trip for you (minimum age is 14).

The River Runners Riverside Bar and grill is open daily for the season

River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort Bar & Grill on the Arkansas River in Buena Vista, Colorado
River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort Bar & Grill on the Arkansas River in Buena Vista, Colorado

Enjoy a fish or chicken tacos, steak burritos, quesadillas, local microbrews and handmade cocktails at the River Runners Riverside Rafting resort in Buena Vista, Colorado. Dine riverside and take in the views of 14,000 foot peaks before or after your Colorado white water rafting adventure.

River Runners – The White water Professionals

As of June 23, 2011 River Runners has successfully guided 4,564 guests down the Arkansas River.

Our guides have been on the river every day since May 1 and have more experience than any other white water rafting company in the state of Colorado. If you are concerned about your ability to paddle, or if you want to take young children white water rafting, ask a white water professional about taking an oar boat down the family float or request a senior guide to row you down Browns Canyon or Bighorn Sheep Canyon.
We look forward to taking you rafting.
Travis Hochard, Operations Manager/Head Boatman, River Runners