Arkansas River

Famous Colorado Whitewater

  • Length: 8 - 20 miles
  • Duration: Half, Full, Multi-day
  • Difficulty: Class III - IV
  • Best Rapid: Sledgehammer
  • Rec. Level: 350 - 3000 cfs
  • Put-in: Varies
  • Take-out: Varies
  • Season: May - September

Arkansas River with Echo CanyonThe Arkansas River is the most popular when it comes to Colorado whitewater adventure vacations. We offer a variety of trips on all sections of the river from several offices. Choose a family class whitewater introduction trip on Browns Canyon or Bighorn Sheep Canyon, or challenge yourself on our adventure class sections including the famous Numbers and Royal Gorge.

Echo Canyon offers a number of unique rafting packages which include some of the top rated activities in our area. Our exclusive Raft and Rail® package includes a half day of rafting, lunch at our shaded and private landing along the banks of the river, followed by a 12 mile train ride on the historic Royal Gorge Route through the awe-inspiring Royal Gorge. Our Paddle and Saddle™ package offers rafting, lunch and a horseback ride through the hills overlooking the Arkansas River Valley. Bring your sweetheart for our Whitewater Wine and Dine™ which includes a full day of rafting, a delicious gourmet meal at an intimate French restaurant and a night’s stay just a few blocks away at a charming Victorian era bed and breakfast. Don’t forget about our float fishing packages; choose from a half day trip to as long as two days of floating the gold medal trout fishing waters of the Arkansas!

Rafting the Arkansas River with Echo CanyonIndulge in the ultimate adventure vacation in Colorado by choosing a multi-day rafting excursion custom tailored to your group’s specific requests and rafting abilities. Along with abundant whitewater action, you will be impressed by the elaborate and hearty meals your guides prepare for you, and nothing beats cooking s’mores over a campfire before falling asleep to the sounds of the river under a starry Colorado sky.

To book your trip on the Arkansas River call Echo Canyon River Expeditions at 800.755.3246!