Multi-Day Arkansas River Rafting Trips

Multi-Day Arkansas River Rafting Trips

The Perfect Trip Tailored to You

The right amount of adventure

Choose from family-friendly whitewater rafting (Class I-III rapids) or more adventurous class IV rapids.

Soak in the sights and sounds

Rapids balanced with peaceful floating let you immerse yourself in nature.

Wildlife sightings

Bighorn sheep, golden eagles, peregrine falcons, and more call this place home.

Welcome to the splash zone

Our friendly guides know how to get the everyone soaked and smiling.

What to expect

Insider info

Booking Tips from the Experts

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The full story

After checking into our Echo Canyon office in Cañon City, we’ll transport you to the start of your multi-day rafting trip in beautiful Chaffee County. While rafting in the Buena Vista area on sections such as The Numbers and Browns Canyon, you’ll be near the base of the majestic Collegiate Peaks, a section of the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains that includes over a half-dozen “fourteeners” (peaks over 14,000 feet tall). In this area, you’ll paddle and camp amongst granite boulders and soaring pine trees.

The majority of our Arkansas River rafting trips take you through Browns Canyon, recently-designated a National Monument in 2015. Over a hundred miles of the Arkansas River is recognized as a Gold Medal Stream for fishing, so bring your pole and fishing license along with you and try your luck at landing a rainbow trout while at camp. Further downstream, near Cañon City, you’ll see rugged red-rock canyons, the cactus-strewn high desert environment of Bighorn Sheep Canyon, and even the world-famous Royal Gorge.

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Not only do our multi-day Arkansas River rafting trips offer some of the most beautiful scenery and exciting rapids in all of Colorado, they also provide some of the most relaxing overnight stays. Each night, you’ll relax by the riverside and enjoy games, a campfire, and hearty, delicious meals prepared by your guides. They pride themselves on preparing extraordinary hot meals that will leave you wondering how they prepared it all in a campsite! After dinner, you can fall asleep to the sound of laughter by the campfire and the soothing ripple of the Arkansas River against the shore. Traveling? New to camping? Don’t worry about bringing or buying specialized equipment! We’ll take care of sleeping bags, sleeping pads, camp pillows, double-occupancy tents, camp chairs, and other camping gear on all multi-day Arkansas River Rafting trips. All you’ll need to bring are personal items, toiletries, and clothing. (An overnight camping list is available here.) Additionally, a full wetsuit package is included with all of our multi-day Arkansas River trips.

Our white water rafting Arkansas River trips are tailored to match your group’s needs and expectations. Call us at 800-755-3246 and ask to speak to a multi-day coordinator and we’ll assist you in crafting a personalized overnight excursion. Rafting the Arkansas River in Colorado is a great way to see the best of what summertime in the Rocky Mountains has to offer!

Rafting Add-Ons & Packages

Add to your f adventure with any of these options

Raft-n-Rail®

For a day full of fun for the whole family, combine a river rafting trip with a Royal Gorge train ride. After your morning white water adventure, we’ll shuttle you back to Echo Canyon and the 8 Mile Bar & Grill, where you can relax and energize with some world-class food as you prepare for an afternoon Royal Gorge Train ride.

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Adventures Out West Zipline Tour

For the best Colorado zip line experience, you can depend on Echo Canyon River Expeditions. We partner with what we think is the best ziplining experience in Colorado, where you’ll find yourself zipping through some of the most beautiful Rocky Mountain scenery.

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