Arkansas River Tours, Canon City

4.8
#7 of 165 in Wildlife in Colorado
Colorado's Arkansas River, the most popular river in America, provides a variety of rafting experiences ranging from ½ day trips to multi-day trips with camping, easy whitewater for family vacation adventures to challenging extreme adventures in Class IV+ whitewater. Three unique canyons, Bighorn Canyon, Brown's Canyon and the Royal Gorge provide whitewater rafting trips for the timid beginner to the seasoned veteran.
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  • Cody did an excellent job taking us down the Arkansas River late in the season during low flows. Countless times Cody jumped off the boat to drag us across rocks such that we could fish the deeper sea...  more »
  • Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny! He made our trip extremely enjoyable! We are definitely planning a return trip to do the advanced trip!  more »
  • We had an awesome time on our float! I liked how we have the instructions given to us on the way to the put in spot which enabled us to get in the water quicker. Our guide, RonJon, was very knowledgea...  more »
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  • Great 1/2 day trip, water was a little low, still fun. Ethan was a fantastic guide. Would highly recommend this company. Professional and courteous staff!!
  • We had Maggie on the half-day trip. As a guide, Maggie sounded like a 13 year old girl. Every other word was like. We had been rafting two other times with different companies and the guides were much better. I don't expect a raft guide to be a rocket scientist- but she needs to be professional enough that she doesn't get on people's nerves. She spent some time complaining about different aspects of her job, her customers, etc. She told a story about how she was in remedial English in H.S. and her sister was much smarter. She was a little slow even if she was strong at rafting, her ability to communicate was less than perfect. I would stay away from this guide. My 10 year old has a more professional demeanor than she does and you can be friendly without coming across as an airhead.
  • Amazing river tour. My guide Heather was very nice and clear about her directions and warnings. We all talked and spotted big horn sheep at calm spots . It was a wonderful experience.
  • Calvin was an amazing guide and really made sure we had the best time possible. If you're looking for a knowledgeable fun and exciting time, you should definitely request him. I highly recommend Arkansas River Tours and Calvin!
  • Great place to get on the water. Our guide Billly was experienced and told some good jokes. Water was low but we still got some class 4/5 rapids. I plan on coming back with my kids.
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