Arkansas River Class IV/V (10 miles)
Runs June to early August
Advanced ¾ Day
Aspen / Snowmass or Twin Lakes
Pickup available in Aspen/Snowmass.
If you are looking to book within forty-eight hours of your trip time, please call our shop. We would be happy to book for you.
This is the upper most raftable section of the Arkansas River and offers outstanding class IV-V whitewater rafting with breathtaking scenery. You will start your river adventure in the tiny town of Granite, Colorado and get warmed up with Class III/IV rapids in the spectacular Granite Gorge. Then comes the Class V Pine Creek section where the river narrows and the serious whitewater rafting begins!
We scout this section and walking around is an option for those not feeling comfortable with the difficult section of whitewater. After Pine Creek, you’ll enjoy the towering waves of Triple Drop, then the Go-Go Clusters, and James Bond Turn. After all of this, you still get to enjoy the entire Numbers section that is full of technical and continuous Class IV whitewater.
Intense paddling and the ability to listen and take instruction are required of all participants. Prior rafting experience is necessary for the Pine Creek section.