A tourist group engaged in a thrilling kayaking experience on the river

Brown’s Canyon National Monument Half Day Raft Trip

Raft Browns Canyon National Monument, one of the best sections of whitewater in the country. Enjoy the perfect blend of thrilling rapids and calm water—ideal for families looking for a little excitement.

Group of tourists enjoying Browns canyon whitewater rafting

Brown’s Canyon National Monument Full Day Raft Trip

Hold on tight as you surf the rapids on one of the world’s most popular whitewater rafting trips! Our signature Arkansas River rafting adventure offers the perfect mix of Colorado whitewater and calm water as well as a riverside lunch.

Tourists engaged in level 5 whitewater rafting in a fast stream

Numbers Half Day Raft Trip

Set in the headwaters of the Arkansas River, this Colorado raft trip takes you down a series of rapids so jam-packed, they were numbered instead of named.

Tourists enjoy themselves while advanced whitewater rafting

Numbers Full Day Raft Trip

Set in the headwaters of the Arkansas River, this Colorado raft trip takes you down a series of rapids so jam-packed, they were numbered instead of named.

Overnight whitewater rafting trips are reserved for experienced tourists with a sense of adventure

Pine Creek Full Day Raft Trip

Pine Creek is the most advanced raft trip offered on the Upper Arkansas River. This expert level white water rafting run on the Arkansas River drops drops 200 feet per mile over boulders and steep pour overs. This is extreme rafting at it's best!

Tourists having fun with whitewater rafting class 4 and 5

Arkansas River Experience Raft Trip

Combine the best of both worlds with this full-of-juice Buena Vista whitewater rafting trip. Raft the Numbers in the morning and Browns Canyon National Monument in the afternoon for a single, thrilling day!

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Arkansas River Exclusive Raft Trip

Create a private, intimate Colorado rafting trip for you and your party with KODI Rafting’s Arkansas River Exclusive Raft Trip. Join KODI Rafting and enjoy the luxury, convenience, and personalized service of a private rafting adventure.

Tourists going through rapids while whitewater rafting Arkansas

Brown’s Canyon National Monument Extreme Raft Trip

Rafting Browns Canyon National Monument, with all its famous rapids, is exciting enough. But put yourself in a nine-foot raft with two other people—one of whom is your guide—and you’ll elevate your river experience to a whole new level!

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Browns Canyon National Monument Overnight Raft Trip

Take your Browns Canyon rafting trip to a new level by making it an overnight experience. Be one of the few to camp along the banks of the Arkansas River in Browns Canyon National Monument.

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Zip and Raft

Book our Zip and Raft the Arkansas River trip for a morning of rafting Colorado’s favorite whitewater followed by an afternoon of ziplining. - two fun, quintessential Colorado activities in one easy, incredible day.

Off-Road Rentals

Raft the Arkansas River and explore Colorado in a jeep rental or side by side rental. Home to the incredible Arkansas River, Four Mile Recreation Area and the Collegiate Peaks. Buena Vista is the perfect home-base to explore Colorado by rafting and ATV rentals. Choose from 2 door or 4 door vehicles.

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Saddle Paddle – Horseback Riding & Rafting

Get the best of both worlds with KODI Rafting’s Saddle Paddle. Pair any of our rafting trips with a horseback ride in the Rockies. Make a full day of your adventure or break it up throughout your stay.

Big Bend Half Day Duckie Trip

Go solo or paddle with a friend in an inflatable one or two-person kayak, also known as a duckie. Big Bend, with its calm water and mild rapids, is the perfect section of the Arkansas River to maneuver your own boat.

Many people come from a long distance to experinece rafting in Colorado and create lifelong memories

Big Bend Half Day Raft Trip

Big Bend is a mild stretch of water on the Arkansas River between Buena Vista and Salida. It passes through farm land, open space, and forests. This section is great if you have young children or are looking for a scenic, mild float with a hint of whitewater.

Are your friends and family raving about their summer adventure spent in the mountains while Arkansas River rafting? If you are curious about exploring river rafting for yourself then look no further! KODI Rafting is your go-to resource. Arkansas River float trips are our specialty and we can help you decide which options are a good fit for your family or group outing. Many travelers choose whitewater rafting in Colorado because the rivers here offer something for everyone, from low-key beginner water to high-adrenaline adventures. 

Plan Your Arkansas River Rafting Adventure!

Arkansas River rafting is a classic example of a quintessential Colorado rafting experience. From its headwaters, the Arkansas River delivers more than 100 miles of whitewater, making it the best river for rafting in the American West. The peak season to run the Arkansas River is mid-May through early September (about Memorial Day to Labor Day). 

Beginning high in the Rockies, Arkansas River rafting begins as melting snow high in the mountains near Leadville, Colorado, a city rich in mining history and famous for its 10,200-foot elevation living. The Ark (as locals like to call it) gains momentum as it flows past some of the biggest mountains in Colorado, benefiting from their abundant snowmelt in the spring and throughout the summer as temperatures increase. The river’s appeal lies in its wide variety of Arkansas River rafting trips and easy accessibility from the beautiful and historic town of Buena Vista, Colorado.

All Arkansas River rafting trips come with incredible views of the Colorado Mountains. You’ll grow to love whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River. This is especially true when you choose our whitewater rafting Arkansas River guiding service. Let us help you plan your next rafting adventure, and we’re sure you’ll want more!

What Makes Arkansas River Rafting Trips with the KODI Family Special?

Here at KODI rafting we take great pleasure in sharing the opportunity of floating down the Arkansas River. There is more to an Arkansas River rafting trip than splashes and loads of smiles, and we believe that part of what makes your experience memorable is a combination of several WOW factors. We pride ourselves in top-notch staff, quality safety training, personable and entertaining guides, and continuing education for our whole staff. Our guides and office staff come from all walks of life and bring a unique flavor to each tour. No two Arkansas River float trips are the same! When our core values are paired with a hand-crafted Arkansas River rafting trip, you get the perfect experience designed just for you! 

Floating Arkansas River With KODI Rafting

All of our Arkansas River raft trips depart from the Arkansas River Outpost in Buena Vista,  Colorado. KODI Rafting’s trips range from mild, scenic floats to world-famous class III to class IV whitewater. With several options to choose from, everyone will enjoy whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River in Colorado. Check out a few of the half-day and full-day Arkansas River rafting trips brought to you by the KODI Family: 

  • Big Bend – (Class II-III)  is ideal for families with young children. This Arkansas River rafting trip is a half class II-III float suitable for young children as well as guests who are looking for an easy-going, scenic ride.
  • Brown’s Canyon National Monument – (Class III) – Our most popular Arkansas River rafting trips take guests into the gorgeous Browns Canyon National Monument. Designated a National Monument in 2015, this section of the river offers the most whitewater on any of our trips  and is the perfect choice for groups that have a variety of ages and experience levels. Choose from both half and full-day options.
  • The Numbers – (Class IV)  – Another super-fun option for whitewater rafting in the Arkansas River in Colorado. This is an advanced trip with continuous adrenaline and big whitewater – a great choice for folks looking to bump it up a notch! Choose from both full-day and half-day options.
  • Pine Creek (Class V) – The most intense of our Arkansas River rafting trips, this section is for experienced boaters and thrill-seekers only. Swift water, challenging maneuvers, and raging rapids comprise the waters of Pine Creek to the north of Buena Vista. Half and full-day options are available.
  • Exclusive  – Enjoy the convenience and personalization of a private trip hand-crafted just for you on any of our Arkansas River rafting tours in Colorado. You choose the pick-up point, the river launch time, and a private day on the river. This Arkansas River float trip includes professional, memorable photos in a digital format.

* Enjoy a riverside lunch on all full-day tours. Note: lunch spots may be altered to accommodate the health and safety of our guests during COVID19.

Enjoy the Best Whitewater Rafting in Arkansas!

Choose KODI for the best whitewater rafting experience down the Arkansas River in Colorado. Your search for “Arkansas River rafting near me” is over! Pick your favorite friends and get in touch with the professionals at KODI Rafting to plan a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.