Peak flows expected the latter half of June

Runoff is in full force on Colorado’s Upper Arkansas River and the snowpack is 176 percent of normal. This means high water conditions should persist through June and into July. Book your trip in June for the best whitewater of the season. Save 10% on any tour if you book online by June 12, 2017. Use promo code: ONLINE

High Water Advisements

The Numbers and Royal Gorge sections may be closed over the next few weeks due to high water advisements by the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA), but alternate routes will be run. You do not want to miss high water if you are looking for a thrilling whitewater experience. The Family Float is still available for kids as young as six years old. Mild splashy rapids will provide the perfect beginner whitewater experience.

Check out our most popular rafting trips:

The Numbers

High Water Numbers rafting trips.


Raft the most continuous whitewater in Colorado on the Numbers section of the Arkansas River. A high-water advisement will be implemented at 2,400 CFS (1,870 CFS as of June 8). This trip departs from River Runners at South Main.

Browns Canyon

Browns Canyon National Monument.


Browns Canyon is a classic intermediate whitewater trip fun for the whole family. Come check it out at high water this summer for the biggest waves and splashes. This trip departs from River Runners at Browns Canyon.

Bighorn Sheep Canyon

High Water on the Arkansas River.


Bighorn Sheep Canyon is a beautiful class III rafting trip that departs just one hour from Colorado Springs. This trip departs from River Runners at the Royal Gorge.

The Royal Gorge

Royal Gorge Rafting Trips


The Royal Gorge will be running big well into July this year. If you come during mid-June it will likely be closed, but the Three Rocks Section is a formidable alternate route. A high-water advisement is implemented at 3,200 CFS (3,490 CFS as of June 8). This trip departs from River Runners at the Royal Gorge.