River rafting in Colorado is still going strong
Raft the Arkansas River through September 7, 2014.
Raft the Arkansas River
The 2014 Colorado whitewater rafting season has been one to remember, but it’s not over yet. Thanks to an above average snowpack this past winter and a heavy monsoon season in July, we will be running daily rafting trips on the Arkansas River through September 7, 2014. Plus the seven day forecast looks mostly sunny with highs in the 80s – so the first part of August is looking stellar for rafting.
Current Conditions on the Arkansas River
As of August 5, 2014, the Arkansas River is running 801 cubic feet per second (cfs) in the Pine Creek and the Numbers; 935 cfs in the Browns Canyon; and 1,040 cfs in the Royal Gorge. As of today these numbers are trending up, but you can get real-time flows here.
It’s a great time to be on the river
You can choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced whitewater on Colorado’s Arkansas River.
Miss the crowds
The months of August and September are great times to go whitewater rafting in Colorado, especially in a year like this where the water levels are more like what we normally see mid-summer. Late-season rafting trips are usually much less crowded and the weather is typically warm and mild. The weekends are still busy on the river, so weekdays are a good time to go if you have the flexibility.
Beginner, intermediate and advanced whitewater
Right now all rafting trip options are open. You can choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced whitewater on half-day, full-day and overnight rafting trips.
Rafting near the Royal Gorge or Buena Vista, Colorado
At River Runners you can choose from two convenient rafting locations on the Arkansas River. River Runners at Fisherman’s Bridge is a riverside location just five miles south of Buena Vista, Colorado; and the River Runners Royal Gorge Rafting Center is just one hour southwest of Colorado Springs.
Have questions about river rafting in Colorado?
One of the many awesome things about whitewater rafting in Colorado is there is something for nearly all ages and abilities. You can choose from a scenic float trip, a splashy half-day adventure, an extreme full day of whitewater and everything in between. If you have never been whitewater rafting in Colorado then you undoubtedly have questions about it. This list of frequently asked questions about rafting in Colorado is a good place to start, but please give us a call at 800-723-8987 if we missed something.