The Arkansas River, found just a short drive west of Colorado Springs, has been named one of the most popular rafting destinations in the United States thanks to its over 150 miles of raft-ready waters, more than 80 Class II to Class V rapids and the breathtaking natural landscapes that it winds through.
Navigating the river by raft is a memorable experience that is best done under the expert guidance of an experienced outfitter, who is able to equip all members of your party with personal floatation devices and protective gear as well as conduct thorough training prior to launching. Knowledgeable guides can not only safely propel your trip downriver, but also offer education and often quirky insights of the river and its surroundings.
A recipient of the TripAdvisors Travelers’ Choice Award in 2021, local rafting company River Runners is a top choice for novice and veteran rafters looking to take on the rushing waters of the Arkansas River. River Runners has been operating on the Arkansas River for more than 50 years — longer than any other rafting company — and their professional guides pair knowledge, humor and skill to deliver an unforgettable experience.
Launching from points just a short drive from Colorado Springs, including Royal Gorge and Browns Canyon, River Runners presents exciting rafting expeditions perfect for beginners, families and experts alike.