Colorado Rafting: Arkansas River White Water Rafting Trip Guide

Compare Colorado white water rafting trips on the Arkansas River with this handy guide.  Find your perfect Colorado adventure vacation with Noah’s Ark- renowned for its staff, quality, and value since 1983.


2014 Colorado Whitewater Rafting Trips on the Arkansas River: Guide to Trips

Trip Name Miles Check-in Time Rapids Rating Meals Min. Age* Best for Families Adult Price Child Price**
Browns Canyon
Half Day
10 8:00 am
 12:45 pm
or
1:30 pm
III to III+   6 $58 $43.50
Browns Canyon
Full Day
16 8:00 am
May & August
8:45 am
June & July
III to IV 6 $86 $74
Narrows Full Day 13 8:00 am III to IV 14   $93 NA
Numbers Full Day 19 8:00 am IV to IV+ 18   $106 NA
Royal Gorge Full Day 18 8:00 am IV to IV+ 16   $105 NA
Browns Canyon Overnight 16 11:30 am III to IV 6 $199 $169
Narrows / Browns Canyon Two Day 29 8:00 am III to IV 14   $245 NA
Browns Canyon Fishing Trip Half Day
10 7:30 am & 2:00 pm II to III+ 6
$220 per boat
max per boat = 2
Browns Canyon Fishing Trip Full Day
16 7:30 am III to IV 6 $320 per boat
max per boat = 2
Gunnison River Canoe Trip Three Day
 39 call I to II 12 $345 NA

*There is an Arkansas Headwaters user fee, and land or water access fees up to 9% added to all activities.

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2014 Colorado Rock Climbing, Hiking, and Backpacking Adventures: Guide to Trips

Trip Check-in Time Meals Min. Age* Best for Families Min.Group Size*** Activity Package****
Half Day Rock Climb 8 am & 1 pm   6 1  $58 $75
Day Hike 8 am 8 10 $68 $80
AM Climb / PM Raft Trip 8 am 6 1 $116 $117
Raft, Climb, Hike  call 8 10  NA  $296
4 Day Backpack w/ Rafting  call 8   10  NA  $409
*There is an Arkansas Headwaters user fee, a US Forest Service fee, and land and/or water access fees up to 9% added to all activities. 

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Colorado Whitewater Rafting Arkansas River - Noah's Ark



Rentals Comparison Chart: For Rafting and Camping Equipment

Item Description Half Day Full Day Overnight
Polypro Shirt Long sleeve, quick dry t-shirt $2.50 $3.00 $3.00
Wetsuit 3 mm neoprene, incl. polypro t-shirt $7.00 $9.00 $9.00
Booties Wetsuit material, keeps feet warm $4.00 $6.00 $6.00
Splash Jacket Water resistant, long sleeve $5.00 $7.00 $7.00
Sleeping Bag Synthetic 0 degree bag NA NA $7.00


Rapids Classification Scale
: What do those Roman numerals mean anyway?!

Class Description
Class I Easy - fast moving water with riffles, small waves and few obstructions
Class II Novice - straight forward rapids with wide, clear channels
Class III Intermediate - rapids with moderate, irregular waves, strong eddies, powerful currents, rocks and other obstacles
Class IV Advanced - intense, powerful but predictable rapids, large unavoidable waves and large rocks to maneuver around
Class V Expert - extremely long, obstructed or very violent rapids; dangerous swims
Class VI Extreme - exemplifies the extremes of difficulty, unpredictability and danger; may be unrunnable or very rarely run