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ARKANSAS RIVER TRIPS with Kokopelli Rafting Adventures in Colorado

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Arkansas River Trips with Kokopelli Rafting in Colorado

Arkansas River Rafting Trips

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Brown's Canyon Half-Day Trip (Class III+)

Brown's Canyon is our most popular one day adventure, featuring some of the best whitewater in Colorado. Raft through Pinball, Zoom Flume, Big Drop, Staircase, and Widowmaker Rapids. This trip will be an experience you will never forget. With enough action for experienced rafters and an easy enough start for beginning boaters, Brown's Canyon is the perfect trip for families and other groups. BOOK ONLINE

Cost: $50 Adults, $40 Under 12 years

Minimum Age 8 years

Brown's Canyon Full-Day Trip (Class III+)

More river, more rapids, more food and more fun! Add four miles of river and a delicious picnic style lunch to the Brown's Canyon half day trip and you'll get an unforgettable day in the Arkansas River Valley. BOOK ONLINE
Cost: $85 Adults, $65 Ages 8 - 12 years

Minimum Age 8 years


Salida West Float Half-Day Trip (Class II - III)

Beautiful scenic family rafting on the Arkansas River from our location to the historic downtown Salida. Great for families with younger children. Great for ages 5 and up at most water levels. CALL TO BOOK.

Cost: $45 Adults, $35 Under 12 years

Minimum Age 5 years


Family Float Full-Day Trip (Class II - III)

Float the Arkansas River through Salida, encountering easy to moderate rapids while taking in the historical and natural beauty of the surroundings. Great for ages 5 and up at most water levels. CALL TO BOOK.

Cost: $84.50 Adults, $63.50 Under 12 years

Minimum Age 5 years


The Narrows Half-Day Trip (Class III - IV)

If you have experienced Brown's Canyon and are ready for something new, consider The Narrows. The Narrows is the most secluded section of the Arkansas and offers 9 miles of non-stop rafting action, especially during higher flows. Enjoy rafting with great views of the 14,000' Collegiate Peaks and unforgettable whitewater rapids such as Frog Rock, The Miracle Mile, and House Rock! BOOK ONLINE

Cost: $65 Adults

Minimum Age 12 years



Arkansas River Overnight (Class III - IV)

This two or three day rafting trip offers the most continuous whitewater available in Colorado. Combining the Narrows, Brown's Canyon and the sections in-between. Enjoy camping in the beautiful Arkansas Valley. We'll provide all necessary rafting and camping equipment, tasty nutritious meals will be prepared by your Kokopelli guides, all promising an outdoor experience you will always remember. BOOK 2 DAY ONLINE - BOOK 3 DAY ONLINE

Cost: 2 Day (one night) $324 Adults

3 Day (two nights) $434 Adults

The Arkansas River Meeting Time and Place:

Half Day Brown's      Arkansas River Office 8:30 AM & 12:30 PM
Full-Day Brown's      Arkansas River Office 10 AM
The Narrows      Buena Vista City Park 10 AM


Arkansas River Office
10829 County Road 165, Salida, CO. Approximately 4 miles north of Hwy 50 on Hwy 285. Turn onto County Road 165. 2nd building on right, by the Big Bend river access. Pass the blue building and continue to the next property and the Kokopelli Rafting sign.


Buena Vista City Park

Located in Buena Vista down Main St. at the river, just past the baseball field. Look for the Kokopelli Rafting Adventures' van.


Fisherman's Bridge Recreation Site

Take Hwy 285 to County Road 301, just 4 miles until south of Johnson Village. Turn onto County Rd. 301 drive across the river to the Fisherman's Bridge Recreation Site.

Pay the fee at the self-pay station, then park in the designated area and look for the Kokopelli Rafting Adventures' van.


Reservations Required.

Group Discounts:

Save $5 each on day trips for groups of 8 or more people booking together. Advance Payment Required. Overnight group discounts available to groups of 6 or more.