Looking for a unique kids party idea in Colorado?
How about river rafting and hot springs in Buena Vista, Colorado
The River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort is a unique and fun place to host a kids party with family-friendly camping and rafting on the Arkansas River and hot springs at Mount Princeton. Choose from three group campsites at only $50 each per night that can accommodate up to 20 campers; or rent the entire campground for just $150 per night. Each site includes a picnic table, fire pit and full access to renovated shower facilities, sand volleyball, horse shoes and catch and release fishing. Bring your own food and cooking equipment or the Riverside Grill is a great place to have lunch. Enjoy Baja-style cuisine with kid-friendly food items like cheese quesadillas and chicken tacos and healthy drinks like organic apple juice, natural sodas and water.
Check out our Family Hot Springs and Cool Rafting packages. All River Runners rafting guests receive discounts to soak and and stay at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort just minutes away. Ask about our complimentary shuttle service.
Kid-friendly Rafting Trips in Buena Vista, Colorado
Children as young as three who are at least 35 pounds can participate on a Family Float Rafting trip, which floats right back to River Runners. This scenic rafting trip on the Arkansas River is only 1 ½ hours, which makes it perfect for young children to get their feet wet on a river rafting trip in Colorado.
- Class II Beginner
- Minimum Age: 3 years
- Minimum Wt.: 35 pounds
- 1.5 hours
Browns Canyon is the most popular family river rafting trip in Colorado. Launch right from our private beach on full day, half day and overnight adventures any day May 1 through Labor Day. Participants for this intermediate rafting trip should be at least six years old and 50 pounds.
- Class III Intermediate
- Minimum Age: 6 years
- Minimum Wt.: 50 pounds
- Half Day: 3 hours
- Full Day: 6 hours (Includes Lunch)
Colorado Hot Springs
All rafting guests receive discount tickets to Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort, which is only five minutes from the River Runners Riverside Resort. The designated kids’ zone features two warm swimming pools, a hot soaking pool, a warm toddler pool and a 400-foot water slide. River Runners can provide transportation to and from the hot springs if prior arrangements are made. All rafting guests also receive 10 percent off lodging at the newly built creek-side cabins, cliff-side dwellings or rustic hotel rooms available within the Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort. Basketball and tennis courts are also available.
Parents with babies and toddlers can enjoy the riverside setting and many other sight-seeing opportunities in the area like the old ghost town of St. Elmo, Cottonwood Lake or the Historic Downtown and art district of Salida, Colorado.