Join us on this incredible Arkansas river rafting in Colorado experience. You have "145 miles of choices"!
Join us on this incredible Arkansas river rafting in Colorado experience. You have “145 miles of choices”!
The Arkansas River Valley and Browns Canyon National Monument offers unparalleled recreational opportunities. More than (25) 14,000 foot peaks surround the valley with the river cutting through and changing the views every few miles. The river source at Leadville, Colorado begins your 145 miles of unlimited offerings, a world of adventure, and outdoor opportunities.
Explore the possibilities with a customized DVK multi-sport trip. Spend the day running the river or climbing to the sky on the shoulders of a 14,000-foot peak, riding the trails on a mountain bike, exploring ghost towns and natural hot springs. An overnight whitewater river trip will combine with horseback riding, hiking, biking, and exploring to take you even deeper into the beauties of the State Park’s Arkansas Recreation Area. By foot, trail, river, or bike, Dvorak Expeditions offer trips featuring any combination. Let us custom design your 2-5 day stay in the valley.
The Arkansas River is a river that offers a variety of choices. It is possible to combine whitewater runs creating trips from one day to five days over the length of the river. The Arkansas River starts out with a bang. The Pine Creek & Numbers, the highest sections of the river are the most technical and demanding stretch the Arkansas offers. Here only those with previous paddling experience dare to go. You must be
at least l8 years of age. CLASS IV-V. After leaving the Numbers the river slices through the solid granite of Browns Canyon National Monument, the most popular stretch of the river in the country. It is an excellent single day trip or takes time to enjoy the national monument on an overnight adventure which puts in below the Numbers and is a good introduction to multi-day wilderness river trips. The Salida & Bighorn Sheep Canyon sections are where the river opens to beautiful views of the snow covered Sangre de Cristo range, rising to over 10,000 feet above the valley floor. These sections are a good introductory river experience for the whole family and a great first-time challenge in whitewater excitement. CLASS II-III.
After passing through the heart of the Arkansas you pre-pare for the Royal Gorge and put your finger to the pulse of excitement. The Royal Gorge was once the place where boaters let the river flow on alone. With today\’s improved equipment and more extensive guide training and experience, the Gorge has
become the cutting edge of CLASS IV & V whitewater excitement. The Royal Gorge and Numbers runs must be earned for paddle crews by successfully completing an introductory swim in the CLASS III rapids.
ARKANSAS FLOAT NOTES will be sent with the booking. These float notes will help you prepare for your Arkansas river rafting in Colorado trip. There is information on everything from travel and lodging arrangements, typical weather, and menus to cancellation and refund policies. If you have any questions that are not answered in the float notes give us a call. When reading these notes, it's helpful to have a road map of Colorado nearby. Meet at Dvorak Expeditions main base at time and date of reservation. We will transport you and your group to the river and return to the same. Full days include lunch. A special questionnaire for COVID-19 and protocols will be presented prior to trips.