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Pro tips for whitewater rafting in Colorado this summer »

Get ready for high water on the Arkansas River A big snowpack equals big whitewater rafting in Colorado, but there are still tour options for beginners. Whether you are looking to hit peak runoff or find something more family friendly, we’ve compiled a few points to help you plan your raft trip this summer. PRO … read more

Colorado whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River.

Planning your Colorado rafting trip in a high-water year »

The Arkansas River Basin snowpack is above average. Every few years we get an above average snowpack in Colorado, which results in high flows on creeks and rivers during the spring and summer. This is looking to be one of those epic whitewater years. Colorado’s river basins are all in great shape with a statewide … read more

Colorado whitewater rafting in the Royal Gorge.

Five pro tips for planning your Colorado whitewater rafting vacation »

Colorado whitewater rafting tours on the Arkansas River Below are five pro tips for planning your Colorado whitewater rafting vacation on the Upper Arkansas River in Colorado. Above Photo: A River Runners raft exits the Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River near Cañon City, Colorado. By Catherine Eichel Photography. River Runners Winter Sale 40% Off … 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 at the Royal Gorge. Raft Browns Canyon, the Numbers, Bighorn Sheep Canyon or the Royal … read more

Colorado whitewater update.

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 trip in June for the best whitewater of the season. Save 10% on any tour … 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 half day adventures through September 25. The Royal Gorge has the best whitewater during fall, … read more

Colorado snowpack update

Arkansas River Basin snowpack update »

Spring storms boost Colorado’s snowpack Colorado’s snowpack got a big boost this past week with up to four feet of snow reported in some mountain areas. This leaves statewide snowpack averages in great shape as we close out winter. The current snowpack for the Arkansas River Basin is 103% of average, but key catchment basins … read more

Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River.

High water conditions projected for Colorado’s Arkansas River »

Expect big water for Colorado rafting season Snowpack readings for Colorado’s Arkansas River Basin are at 282% of normal for this time of year, and in the coming weeks the Arkansas River could be at levels not seen since 1995 – a year that holds high water records for nearly every date throughout the summer. … read more