Colorado Whitewater Rafting Season Update

Posted on March 18, 2014

Colorado Whitewater Rafting
Colorado Whitewater Rafting Season Update: Start rafting in April.

River Runners

Raft by appointment starting April 4

Open Daily May 1 – Labor Day

Upper Arkansas River Basin Snowpack Above Average

River Runners will offer guided whitewater rafting trips by appointment starting April 4 and will be open daily May 1 – September 1 (Labor Day), 2014.

Colorado whitewater rafting
Raft any date May 1-Labor Day.

The Upper Arkansas River Basin Snowpack is 134% of average and water managers have started releases from Clear Creek and Twin Lakes Reservoirs to make room for the spring runoff.

Flows are already good for whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River and the water level is expected to be above average this spring and summer.

The annual runoff typically begins around the second or third week of May and the river usually remains high through the end of June.

High water makes the waves bigger and the rapids become more exciting. The best time to see these big flows is likely between the last week of May and the third week of June, but in a year like this it can go well into July.

High Water Rafting Special

Get 25% OFF full-day rafting trips booked by March 31, 2014. Raft any date May 15 – June 15.

  • 25% OFF

  • Expires March 31, 2014

  • Raft May 15 – June 15, 2014

  • Book online with discount code: HIGHWATER

  • Call 800-723-8987

How to find us

River Runners has two rafting locations on the Arkansas River: one at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park turn-off – eight miles west of Canon City, Colo.; and one at the put-in for Browns Canyon rafting trips – six miles south of Buena Vista, Colo. Choose from half-day, full-day and overnight adventures on beginner, intermediate and advanced whitewater. Call 800-723-8987 or book online today.