Situated in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the Arkansas River threads its way through a vacationer's paradise. From the river's source in the beautiful Arkansas Valley with dramatic 14,000 foot peaks to the bottom of the Royal Gorge, the Arkansas has it all. This trip includes 6 hours of clear, crisp water crashing through the Granite Gorge, a river guide and all boating equipment: rain gear, drinking water and personal floatation device. Lunch is also provided on this full day adventure.
The Arkansas River drops over 5,000 feet over its first 125 miles from its headwaters in Leadville, Colorado through the pink granite walls of Browns Canyon, into the 1,000 foot shadows of the famous Royal Gorge. Halfway through your adventure you will partake in a deli style lunch along the banks of the Arkansas River. Knowledgeable and friendly guides will inform you of the local fauna and flora of the section and point out sites to see along the journey through the canyon. This spectacular river valley boasts views of the 14,000-foot Collegiate and Sangre de Cristo Mountain ranges. It continues through the snowy peaks of the Sawatch Range through Big Horn Sheep Canyon to the finale of the Royal Gorge near Canon City.