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Labor Day Weekend On The Arkansas River

Labor Day weekend is right around the corner and what better way to spend it than by whitewater rafting? Through September 5th, we will be offering whitewater rafting adventures down the Arkansas River through Browns Canyon, Bighorn Sheep Canyon and the Royal Gorge. Why come rafting now? It’s the perfect way to spend time with…

10 Signs You’re A Raft Guide

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You know you are a raft guide when… 1.You wear Chacos everyday, all day. Even if it is raining. 2. You own a million different lotions because your skin is so dry from being on the river all day, everyday.  3. You haven’t taken a shower in at least a week. 4. You see a…

Stay Tuned To What Our Guides Do In The Off Season

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As the season is slowly coming to an end, our guides are begining to transition to their off season gigs. Many are still in college, but there are many that have incredible winter jobs or travel the globe in search of whitewater and deep powder (deep snow). So, we’ve put together a list of our…

Experience The Rocky Mountains: Raft + ATV Adventure

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It’s the mountains and the rivers of this state that make it truly unique, and there is no better way to experience them both than with a little ‘on water and off road’ adventure. Our Colorado Rafting + ATV combo package includes plenty of rapids on Colorado’s most popular river, a gourmet riverside lunch, and…

Weekend Recap: Vertex Festival 2016

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For the first time, the Vertex Festival took place in Buena Vista, CO this past weekend, August 5 – 7. The festival not only showcased headliners such as Gramatik, Alabama Shakes, Odesza and Lettuce, but was complete with interactive art installations, three different stages, morning yoga sessions, a beach party area and a silent disco…

4 Reasons Why Late Season Rafting Is The Best

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Better Workout – When the river is running slower and there are more rocks showing due to the lower water levels, you paddle more. That’s just how it works. In more advanced sections you will need to paddle to help your guide avoid rocks and navigate tighter lines. In the beginner sections, you may be…

The Rumors Are True: The Numbers Are A Colorado Must Do

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The Numbers, a stretch of epic whitewater just north of our Buena Vista Outpost, is some of the raddest and most incredible whitewater in North America! The Numbers is an 8-mile Class IV/V (advanced) section on the Arkansas River located 10 miles north of Buena Vista, Colorado, and is widely considered to be one of the most…

The 6 Best Hikes In The Arkansas River Valley

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Colorado is the outdoor enthusiast’s dream. With mountains to summit, world-class whitewater to raft, walls to rock climb, and tons of trails to hike and bike, people travel from all over the world to get a taste of the Rocky Mountains. Want to get in on some of the Rocky Mountain outdoor action? There are…

Why You Should Visit The Arkansas River Valley

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Why choose Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado, as your vacation destination? Because we have it all! If you are looking for the perfect river community, your search just may end here. The mighty Arkansas River flows through the heart of Chaffee County, gracing the downtowns of both Salida and Buena Vista with her beauty and world-renowned…

Camping Made Easy On Colorado’s Most Famous Whitewater River

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Campgrounds around the Arkansas River in Colorado are filling up as the summer flies by. So we’ve taken the task to make your next camping adventure easy and stress-free by creating an overnight rafting adventure that includes 22+ miles of world-class whitewater, three gourmet meals, all camping essentials and the amenities of our Royal Gorge outpost. Skip…