Arkansas River Rafting Trip Comparison

Use this guide to compare all of Noah's Ark's Arkansas River rafting trips. Find your perfect Colorado adventure vacation!

Whitewater Rafting Trip Comparison:

Trip Type Miles Check-in Time Rapids Rating* Meals Included Min. Age* Best for Families Adult Price* Youth Price*
Browns Canyon Half Day 10 8:00 AM &
  12:45 PM
III to III+ None 6 Yes! $70 $57
Browns Canyon Full Day 16 8:00 AM May & Aug8:45 AM
June & July
III to IV 1 6 Yes!  $98 $86.50
Narrows Full Day 13 8:00 AM III to IV 1 14 No  $104 N/A
Numbers Full Day 19 8:00 AM IV to IV+ 1 18 No $122 N/A
Royal Gorge Full Day 18 8:00 AM IV to IV+ 1 16 No  $121 N/A
Browns Canyon Overnight 16 11:45 AM III to IV 3 6 Yes!  $230 $200
Narrows Overnight Trip 29 8:00 AM III to IV 4 14 No $280 N/A
*Age minimum and rapids rating subject to change depending upon water conditions.  Arkansas Headwaters user fee and land or water access fees add up to 9% to all activities. Rental gear is NOT included in the price.

Rapids Classification Scale

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

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