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About Arkansas River Tours
Since our inception as one of the original Colorado whitewater rafting companies in 1973, Arkansas River Tours has 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.
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US$ 59.00 per adult
Half Day Float Fishing on the Arkansas River
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US$ 370.00 per adult
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

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 seams. Cody made sure that we had the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Billy M, Manager at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm glad you and fun and more importantly learned some new skills. Also we provide discounts to returning customers so you can come back throughout the year!

Reviewed 23 September 2018

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!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review and can't wait until we get out again!

Reviewed 12 September 2018

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 knowledgeable and skilled. He knew...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you for your response and glad Ron Jon showed you a good time!

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Tye Dudley, our very professional, personable and expert guide was great!!! My son, daughter and myself became fast friends with him and respect him as a true whitewater rafting veteran!!! Despite several very close calls almost becoming swimmers, we successfully covered 11 miles, and survived...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thanks for rafting with us and happy to hear you experienced "pure exhilaration"!!

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We purchased tickets for a float trip through this outfit. We had to drive 2hrs through the mountains to get to the meeting place. When we got there, they just nonchalantly quipped, we're closed due to low water. No apologies, no sense of consideration. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Wanjiru, I would love to speak with you over the phone to learn more about your experience to prevent anything like this in the future. This doesn't sound how my staff would have handled the situation but this is what you experienced and I would...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing time!! Billy was an awesome guide with a lot of amazing information, making the trip just that much more enjoyable for my family and I. We had such an amazing experience, we've already started planning next year's trip with Arkansas River Tours...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thanks for your review and we look forward to seeing you next season!

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Jack our guide was personable and professional in all respects. Safety was emphasized and we felt quite comfortable. The water was low but that made this trip a technical run that we all enjoyed. Jack pointed out all there was to see and he obviously...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 27 August 2018

It was an awesome experience for being my first time water rafting. Thanks Ron John for a great tour!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your first rafting trip with us! We hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We had the best time, great weather. Sooo beautiful and our guide Kyle was the greatest, very knowledgeable of the area and knew where we needed to be in the river.

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Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your trip with us! Feel free to request Kyle for any future trips.

Reviewed 25 August 2018

We had a great day on the river with our guide Milly. She had our group of 3 adults and 2 teens working together to paddle the raft in no time. The water level was low, but she knew just how to guide the raft...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

We are glad you had a fun trip with Milly! Feel free to request her in the future.

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We do not offer a 7 day trip. Call us and we can give you the information you are requesting for the 2 to 3 day trips we run on the Arkansas River and the Gunnison Gorge. 800 321 4352 Bob Hamel, Arkansas River Tours.
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