The Best of Colorado Whitewater Rafting

Join Noah's Ark for a rafting trip on Colorado's Arkansas River and discover one of the most incredible whitewater rafting experiences in the United States!

We have been rafting the Arkansas River for 39 years, and each year gets better as we continue adventuring together. 

As the river forges a path through the Rocky Mountains and drops into Browns Canyon National Monument and the Royal Gorge, you will experience the thrilling action, 14,000 ft. scenery, and beauty of Colorado.

Our Arkansas River Rafting headquarters are located just south of Buena Vista, north of Salida, and 2 hours from Colorado Springs, Denver, Breckenridge, and Summit County. Our trips offer the closest Class II-III+ whitewater your family vacation is looking for.
Prices starting at $81.00



Browns Canyon National Monument

Trip type: Family friendly
Rapids: III-IV
Minimum Age: 6+

Raft 10-16 miles of Colorado's most popular whitewater through Browns Canyon National monument.



Trip type: Experience required
Rapids: IV+
Minimum Age: 16

6 miles of technical, high intensity whitewater rafting. This one is for our adrenaline junkies looking for some type 2 kind of fun.


Trip type: Experience required
Rapids: III-IV+
Minimum age: 16

Spend a day rafting through the 1000 foot canyons of this section of the Arkansas River.

Royal Gorge Full Day Rafting

Royal Gorge Full Day

  • Adults: $140
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Trip type: No experience required
Rapids: III-IV
Minimum age: 14

The Narrows brings intense whitewater and a convenient take out at Noah's Ark.

Narrows Full Day Rafting

Narrows Full Day

  • Adults: $120
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Or choose a package that includes rafting and save!

Our most popular package!

Park & Paddle

Start your day with fun on the most innovative challenge course in Colorado. Take a break from the action and enjoy a delicious lunch followed by an afternoon of rafting through Browns Canyon National Monument.
  • Adults: $152
  • Youth (7-12): $136
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Rock & Raft

A morning of rock climbing and rappelling followed by a trip down the Arkansas River in the afternoon. Also provided is a delicious deli-style lunch at Noah's riverfront property between your activities.
  • Adults: $167
  • Youth (6-12): $157
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Raft & Soak

Spend the morning splashing through the Class III-IV whitewater rapids of the Arkansas River. After lunch at our riverfront property, head to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort to soak in the natural hot springs next to Chalk Creek.
  • Adults: $112
  • Youth (6-12): $102
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Raft & Rail

First, you will raft through Browns Canyon National Monument before heading 45 minutes north of BV on Hwy 24 to the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad depot. Lunch is provided.
  • Adults: $132
  • Youth (6-12): $102
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Climb & Overnight Raft

Experience a complete Colorado adventure by combining rock climbing, rafting, and camping! Start your day rock climbing and rappelling. After lunch, raft through Browns Canyon. Finish your day camping on the banks of the Arkansas River.
  • Adults: $362
  • Youth (6-12): $332
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Paddle & Saddle

This package includes a morning whitewater rafting trip on the Arkansas Rive, followed by lunch at our riverfront property before a 2-hour horseback ride with Mt. Princeton Riding Stables or Harvard City Stables.
  • Adults: $185
  • Youth (6-12): $175
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