Looking for that true “Colorado Rocky Mountain high”? The Numbers section of the Arkansas River got its name in the late 1800s by local miners who viewed the rapids as non-navigable landmarks. They were so intimidated that they just numbered the rapids instead of naming them. If you are an experienced rafter looking to take it to the next level or an adventurous beginner up for a new challenge, the Numbers rafting trips are some of the best Arkansas River white water rafting trips around!
The Numbers rafting offers narrow channels, steep drops, and technical maneuverings as you travel through boulder-strewn canyons within the gorgeous Arkansas River Valley, makes this rafting trip one to remember! With the snow-capped mountains of the Collegiate Peaks in the distance, the area's picturesque views are sure to blow you away. You may also catch sight of some local wildlife like Big Horn sheep, deer, elk and tons of bird life. However the Numbers section of the Arkansas River is the most continuous whitewater section so paddling and paying attention to the river is important. This river section is highlighted by rapids number four and five. Number four is a continuous rapid with a significant must make move right in the middle of what is a long rapid. Number five presents different challenges. Up top of this dog leg right you'll need to punch a significant hole and then make the right dog leg move. But then immediately start making your way back left to fight the current that wants to push you into the rocks on the right bank. All in all this tricky rapid can make for an exciting day. The Numbers is a great section for those who want to paddle and help navigate a fast section of whitewater.