Why Choose Us?
Celebrating 50 Years!
Since our inception as one of the original Colorado whitewater rafting companies in 1973 we have connected 300,000 happy guests to the river, Arkansas River Tours has been committed to providing the safest, highest-quality river trips available. We have a strong background in experiential education which transfers into the personable trips we offer. Arkansas River Tours is a leader in many aspects of the rafting industry in Colorado.
We take pride in the fact that many of our guests have become friends and return with their families or others to raft with us again. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff guarantee the finest Colorado whitewater rafting experience available. Safety is our number one priority. ART guides receive the most extensive training available, exceeding all state requirements by several hours. Our goal is to provide every guest with lifelong memories and a strong sense of adventure through whitewater rafting. If you're looking for the best Colorado Springs whitewater rafting, check out our trips below!
Trips By Difficulty:
Beginner Rafting Trips:
The Cottonwood Family Float is the perfect trip for timid rafters or families with small children. Arkansas River Tours is the only outfitter offering this Colorado Springs rafting trip!
Intermediate Rafting Trips:
Bighorn Sheep Canyon awaits you with exciting Class III-IV whitewater. It’s our most popular trip! Half-day or full-day options available.
Multi-Day rafting trips are a great way to get out and experience nature. Arkansas River Tours offers a variety of multi-day rafting trips to choose from on the Gunnison and Arkansas Rivers.
Advanced Rafting Trips:
Royal Gorge whitewater rafting adventures are an adrenaline-fueled rush from start to finish. Recommended for paddlers 15 years and older, this whitewater is challenging and exciting.
Specialty Trips: Multi-sport and activities packages available!
Groups: Discounts for family reunions, scout trips, and bachelorette parties of 10 or more. Contact us for details!