Arkansas River Tours
Arkansas River Tours
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Arkansas River Tours has connected more than 325,000 guests to the river since 1973! We have been committed to providing the safest, highest-quality river trips available. We offer 2 convenient locations near Salida, Colorado in Cotopaxi, and in Canon City, Colorado. We have a strong background in experiential education which transfers into the personable trips we offer. Arkansas River Tours is a leader in many aspects of the rafting industry in Colorado. Our Whitewater rafting and guided float fishing on the Arkansas River near the Royal Gorge, Canon City, Cotopaxi, Salida and Colorado Springs are sure to give you a memorable adventure.
Canon City, United States
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Debbie S
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
My husband and I had a great time on the river. I was a little apprehensive at first, but our wonderful guide, RonJohn, put us at ease immediately. We were in a boat with four guests and guide. He skillfully navigated us through rapids while giving us the exhilarating experience of getting wet. We took the afternoon ride and the day was quite hot so the first face full of water felt magnificent! They really take care of you with first class equipment and skillful staff! I never felt like I would fall out of the boat! Loved it and would like to go back soon.
Written 14 June 2024
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Nathan S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Staff is super friendly and helpful, especially that beast Kyle. They did a great job on the tour and we plan to come back soon.
Written 13 June 2024
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Suzanne F
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
With a flow of 5250 cfs, we were a little worried to be rafting to be honest but it was the best day ever!! Sam was an absolutely wonderful guide, super experienced, super fun, couldn’t have hoped for a better person to be our caretaker…she’s guided for years, in Costa Rica as well, and was having as much fun as we were. We saw bighorn sheep, geese, blue heron, and stunning landscapes as we enjoyed our full day on the Arkansas. So happy to go with Arkansas River Tours, we felt it was more boutique and less busy/crowded than some other outfitters we saw. Had a great lunch at the Rincon pullout and the whole family was happy.
Written 11 June 2024
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FlyDog33
Westchester County, NY254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a fun, exciting morning on the Arkansas River! We had it all - thrilling rapids, spectacular views, and perfect weather. Ron Jon was an excellent guide, and the whole Arkansas River Tours team runs a safe, clean, and professional operation. I can’t wait to come back and bring more friends and family!
Written 8 June 2024
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Kim D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Business
We had a great time. Very organized and professional. Raft guide (Ron John) was great! Very friendly and experienced.
Written 21 August 2023
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Thank you so much for the review, and for the shout out to our guide Ron Jon! Come see us again next time you're in the area!
Written 25 August 2023
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Andrew J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Had a great time. Our kids are 10 and 7, they had a blast. Rapids were smooth enough to feel safe but crazy enough to get drenched with some laughs.

Liv was our guide and did a great job coaching and making it fun
Written 12 August 2023
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Thanks for the review, we are so happy to hear that you and your family had fun on the water with your guide Live! Hope to see you again!
Written 25 August 2023
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Holly BY
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Fantastic fun trip with family. Our guide gave clear instructions and was very genial. Beautiful scenery. We spotted some bighorn sheep on the mountainsides. Rafting is always a good time!
Written 31 July 2023
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Thanks for the 5 star review!
Written 25 August 2023
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Kathy A
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We did the one in Cotopaxi but I can't get it to come up on here. It's not far and it's the same outfitter.
This is an amazing experience! If you like water coasters, it's a great deal of fun!
ART's guides are very well trained and ours were Cat and Christina, who are both amazing and very obviously LOVE their jobs! We did the Brown's Canyon tour and the Royal Gorge the next day. The tent and sleeping bag on the river were surprisingly comfortable and I love sleeping to the natural white noise of the Arkansas flowing!
Cat and Christina will keep you safe, just follow their instructions, they know the river like the back of their hands! We will probably request them next time if they're still there. Everyone who likes water and nature should put this on their bucket list!
It is reasonably priced too, about 1195 for 2 day rafting and camping, with several meals and a great photo package!
Thanks again, C-Cat and Christina!!!
Written 25 July 2023
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Thanks for the awesome review, we are so happy to hear that you had a great time whitewater rafting and camping with us!
Written 25 August 2023
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Tammy H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a fun experience for all beginners! Courtney was an awesome guide! We will definitely go back and move up to the intermediate level!
Written 25 July 2023
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Thanks for the review and for the shoutout to your guide Courtney!
Written 25 August 2023
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stevenvanderbilt
Jonesboro, AR19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The best rafting trip I’ve ever done. Our guide, Kristina, was first class. She was personable, intentional and shared her passion for rafting and life with us. The river was exhilarating and the views of the gorge were simply awe inspiring. I highly recommend Kristina and the crew at ART to experience the Royal Gorge and make memories for a lifetime!
Written 23 July 2023
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Thank you so much for the review, and for the shout out to our guide Kristina! We're excited to see you again next time you're in the area!
Written 25 August 2023
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