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Departure place: Buena Vista

River: Arkansas River

Departure time: 9 am and 1 pm

Approximate trip time: 3 hours

Minimum Age: 4 (30 lbs)

Base price: $99 for adults and $99 for children age 12 and under

Class of rapids: class II

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Want to book a family-friendly raft trip in Colorado? If so, KODI’s Big Bend Half Day rafting trip is for you!

Introduce your young children to the joy of being on the river and the majesty of Colorado’s scenery during this half day Colorado rafting 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.

Every member of your family will love the mixture of big meandering turns and splashy class II to class III rapids. This section is great if you have young children or are looking for a scenic, mild float.

Want a little more adventure? Paddle your own duckie (inflatable kayak) down Big Bend and test your boating skills!

Cool fact: Big Bend is where the Arkansas River rotates from a north-south direction to an east-west direction.