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Secrets about Arkansas River Rafting

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

If you love the outdoors, then whitewater river rafting is definitely something you’ll want to explore since nothing lets you experience the outdoors like an Arkansas River rafting trip. And if you’ve never been on a whitewater rafting trip, then there are some secrets you’ll definitely want to know before you go.

1. Whitewater rafting the Arkansas River isn’t just for the adventurous and skilled. There are Class I beginner sections that are perfect to take the entire family on, including kids as young as seven years old.

2. While going on an adventure is why many people choose rafting, the real secret is that there are spectacular scenic views of the Rocky Mountains, wonderful foliage to see and even lots of wildlife of all kinds to be seen on both banks of the Arkansas River.

3. Going on a short rafting trip down the Arkansas River may seem like the only way to go, but there are varying excursions available from the 1/3 day Granite Gorge trip all the way through a full day trip through Brown’s Canyon.

4. There are even 3 day trips available that gives you the full experience. Starting off on an intermediate (Class III and IV) course on the first couple of days and building up to an advanced (Class IV and Class V) mind blowing trip on the last.

5. Since this is Colorado, instead of staying in a chain hotel, there are cabins available and even camping areas. That’ll round out your vacation perfectly.

Rafting vacations will give you experiences you won’t be able to get any other way. Not only will you see wonderful scenery and wildlife, but the adrenaline rush you get when shooting whitewater rapids is unlike anything you’ll have ever experienced before. Take a look at all the great Arkansas River rafting trips available and you’ll be amazed at just how much there is to do.

Colorado River Rafting

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

The Arkansas River in Colorado is America’s most popular river, and for good reason. With trips ranging from family-friendly to adrenaline-pumping, there truly is something for everyone to enjoy whitewater rafting in Colorado.

The river is known for having exceptional trout fishing, including Cutthroat, Brown, and Rainbow trout, as well as some of the best whitewater rafting in the world. The Arkansas River runs parallel to the Continental Divide, winding its way through mountainous terrain that includes the highest concentration of 14,000 foot peaks in the lower 48 states.

If you’re looking to step up the intensity level a bit, then The Numbers or The Royal Gorge would be right up your alley. The Numbers (Class IV/V near Buena Vista) is the northernmost section on the Arkansas, offering tight channels, steep drops, and non-stop white-knuckle action through an amazing high-alpine environment.

Are you looking for a way to enjoy the beautiful Colorado scenery without any of the rapids? Then a Family Float trip would be perfect for you. With a minimum age of 5 years old, the Family Float (near Buena Vista) includes rafting through the “Milk Run”, just above Browns Canyon, and viewing amazing vistas along the Continental Divide.

Colorado river rafting definitely should be high on the summer “To Do List” for anyone interested in combining breath-taking scenery and world-class whitewater. Whether it’s breathtaking scenery while rafting Browns Canyon, adrenaline-pumping whitewater while rafting The Numbers or Royal Gorge, or family-friendly rafting through Bighorn Sheep Canyon, once you spend a day on the water with American Adventure Expeditions you’re guaranteed to leave with a lifetime of memories.