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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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Five late-summer Colorado adventures

[soliloquy id=”37952″] 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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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Après rafting at River Runners Colorado – kick back and be happy

Post-adventure fun at River Runners This is going to be an exciting year at River Runners with lots of food, music and special events to pair with your whitewater rafting, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and off-roading. Here are the best experiences … Read More

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A piece of River Runners history

“Huckleberry Finn Gone High Brow – That’s River Runners” By Travis Hochard, general manager, River Runners I’m not sure what is meant by the quote above, but it is the first line of the first known news article about whitewater … Read More

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Don’t miss the boat. Start planning your Colorado summer vacation now!

Planning Guide for Colorado’s Arkansas River Basin The Arkansas River Basin is a popular summer vacation spot in Southwest Colorado. It’s a good idea to plan ahead if you want to experience all the area has to offer. This blog … Read More

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Summer is not over yet! Colorado’s epic rafting season rolls on.

Raft Colorado’s Arkansas River through September A deep snowpack this past winter, followed by record moisture in the high country this summer, has resulted in higher than normal flows on Colorado’s Arkansas River all season. This trend is expected to … Read More

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Book your Colorado rafting trip before summer ends

The water levels are great – raft through September A whitewater rafting trip can create lasting memories your family will cherish for years to come. Don’t miss your chance to raft Colorado’s Arkansas River this summer. Book online and save … Read More

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River Runners announces whitewater rafting and off-road adventure packages

Save 15% on whitewater rafting, lunch, and side-by-side ATV tours Colorado Adventures in Buena Vista and at the Royal Gorge Package a whitewater rafting trip, lunch, and an off-road tour for a full day of adventure in Buena Vista or … Read More

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Colorado whitewater update: Upper Arkansas River

Peak flows expected the latter half of June Runoff is in full force on Colorado’s Upper Arkansas River and the snowpack is 176 percent of normal. This means high water conditions should persist through June and into July. Book your … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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ATV Tours, Snowpack Update and 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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 10% with promo code Online10. Book now and raft this summer … Read More

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Colorado ATV Tours for All Seasons

River Runners now offers ATV Tours through the Adventure Hub Colorado ATV Tours for All Seasons in Buena Vista – Get dirty riding ATV’s in Colorado, then clean up white water rafting on the Arkansas River.  River Runners now offers … Read More

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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 … Read More

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