Arkansas River Tours - Family Floats to Extreme Adventures
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Celebrating 49 Years of Service, Safety and Fun to Over 300K Happy Guests!
Classic Whitewater Rafting in Colorado
Since 1973, Arkansas River Tours has connected more than 300,000 happy guests to the river! ART has been committed to providing the safest, highest-quality river trips available. Adventures are available for the timid beginner to the experienced veteran on America's most popular whitewater rivers. Our river trips include whitewater rafting, fly fishing and other land adventures on the Arkansas River and the Gunnison Gorge.
Arkansas River Tours is proud of our reputation for running trips for a diverse clientele. We can arrange custom trips for guests including family groups, Scouts, youth camps and corporate groups.
Day Trips on the Arkansas River
We offer 1/4-Day, 1/2-Day and Full Day trips on the Arkansas River in the Royal Gorge region from our convenient bases in Canon City and right on the river in Cotopaxi near Salida. Trips range from Family Floats in the Cottonwood Canyon to intermediate/family friendly trips in the Bighorn Sheep Canyon or Browns Canyon National Monument to the extreme adventures in the Royal Gorge.
GROUP RATES: FAMILY REUNIONS ARE OUR SPECIALTY!
Everyone can pick a section of the river based on their capabilities and time they want to be rafting. At the end of the day all trips come back to our base where you can share your day's experiences and view a slide show of every raft. Perfect for the whole family, all skill levels and ages 4 years plus.
With an adventure package you can add an ATV Tour, Zipline or Ropes Course, Train Ride or Horseback Riding adventure with your rafting package. These add-ons are completely customizable to meet your groups needs please just call to create your custom summer adventure! Call 800-321-4352 -- mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.
Multi-Day "MINI-VACATIONS" on the Arkansas River
Multi-Day "mini-vacations" are available on the Arkansas River by combining full day trips in Browns Canyon, Bighorn Sheep Canyon and the Royal Gorge with private camping and delicious meals prepared by your guides at our riverside location. It will be the highlight of your trip to Colorado!
2-Day or 3-Day Trips -- Gunnison Gorge Wilderness Adventures
If you are looking for an exclusive, wilderness adventure in one of the most beautiful canyons in the West, then choose our Gunnison Gorge trip below the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. 2-Days or 3-Days of rafting with fun whitewater, spectacular scenery, exceptional fly-fishing for trout and unspoiled campsites. Small groups of 12 including guides guarantee a very unique experience.
TWO COLORADO LOCATIONS
Arkansas River Tours are located right on the river!
ADDRESS SALIDA AREA: 19487 US Highway 50, Cotopaxi CO 81223
ADDRESS ROYAL GORGE AREA: 49311 US Highway 50 in Canon City CO 81212
EMAIL: Use link above -- We would love to answer your questions directly.
PHONE: 719-942-4362 or 800-321-4352 -- CALL today For Current Rates and Availability; To Book Your Vacation Adventure: mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.
- Specialty Discounts (call for availability): Groups. Military Personnel.
- Elevation: 6400 feet above sea level.
- Region: Royal Gorge Area - South Central, Colorado
- Region: Salida - South Central, Colorado
- Meals Regularly Served: Lunch.
- Credit Cards: Visa Card. MasterCard. Discover Card. American Express.
GROUPS REUNIONS AND WEDDINGS
- Groups Welcome: Club. Corporate. Reunion. Weddings. Youth group with adult leaders. Retreat.
- Group Meeting Area: Outdoor area.
- Your Host will Cater or Arrange Meals with Advance Arrangements: Yes
FUN THINGS TO DO
- Open Dates For On-Site Activities: 4/1 to 9/15
Primarily Year Round Activities
- National Forests & BLM Lands: On site.
- State Parks: On site.
Primarily Summer Activities
- Fishing in River, Stream or Creek: On site.
- Guided Fishing Trips (Licensed): Wade Fishing. Float Fishing.
- Fly Shop: On site.
- Whitewater Rafting Office/Pickup point: On site.