We raft during the day and stop for the night at comfortable bed & breakfasts located near the river. Day one includes a scenic one-way downhill mountain bike trip on the historic Midland Railroad Grade or a horseback ride in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
On this top-quality trip our senior guides cater to your individual requests. Included on the trip are tasteful meals served by your hosts or at nearby restaurants. Your guide prepares a delicious picnic lunch each day as well as evening happy hour drinks and hors d'oeuvres.
You can expect to be on the river from 10:30 to 2:00 on the first day and from 9:00 to 3-4 pm on days 2, 3 and 4. Times spent on the river are approximate depending on water levels. We also offer 2 and 3 day Inn to Inn rafting. For more photos and information on what the rapids are like, visit our Arkansas River page.
Day 1: After enjoying a continental breakfast at our office, we raft eight miles through the continuous Narrows section and stay at comfortable bed-and-breakfasts located near the river. Since our first day is short, we include a horseback ride or a gentle scenic downhill mountain bike ride on the old Midland Railroad Grade. Our evening meal is served family style at the Inn or at Buena Vista's most popular restaurant.
Day 2: After breakfast at the inn, we raft through Browns Canyon, Colorado's most popular rafting section. Our destination for the night is the town of Salida, home of Colorado's largest historic district. Many of the Inns in Salida are beautifully restored Victorian homes where we transport you back to the early days of Colorado. The evening's entertainment is up to the group; go for a quick round of golf, bowling, a tour of Salida's many galleries, or spend a quiet evening going for a walk or fishing in the river. A family style meal is served at the Inn, or we will visit the group's choice of one of the many fine restaurants in town.
Day 3: Depending on the group's preference, we may raft Upper or Lower Bighorn Sheep Canyons and stay for another evening at a different bed and breakfast in beautiful and scenic Salida.
Day 4: We raft Bighorn Sheep Canyon or the Royal Gorge and return to our Buena Vista office at the end of the day.
$280.00 Per Person/Per Day
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