River Runners - Find Your Adventure
Find your adventure
River Runners - Find Your Adventure
Find your adventure

Guided Colorado Whitewater Rafting Tours Since 1972

Let River Runners be your guide on the Arkansas River in Colorado. Raft in some of the most beautiful valleys and canyons in the world on half-day, full-day or multi-day adventures. Beginner, intermediate and advanced tours will depart daily from May 5 through September 4 (Labor Day), 2023. Choose from two Colorado whitewater rafting outposts near Buena Vista and Cañon City.


Take the stress out of planning your vacation.

Get a full refund if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to your original reservation date.



May 5 – Labor Day, 2023
Get ready for some splashy fun on Colorado’s Arkansas River. Raft Browns Canyon National Monument or Bighorn Sheep Canyon for a Colorado whitewater rafting tour you won’t forget.

Advanced Whitewater


May 12 – Labor Day, 2023
Raft the Royal Gorge or the Numbers for some of the most challenging whitewater in the state. Advanced Colorado whitewater rafting tours depart from the Buena Vista and Royal Gorge outposts.

Overnight Rafting


May 12 – August 15, 2023
Plug into nature with no cell phones, no video games and no TVs. Raft, camp and play in Browns Canyon National Monument on a fun and relaxing overnight rafting tour in Colorado.

My family has been rafting with River Runners for over 20 years and we always have a great time!

-Emily from Oklahoma City, OK

Riverside Grill at River Runners

Open May 26 – August 20, 2023
The Riverside Grill at River Runners offers an outdoor ‘beach vibe’ dining experience. Enjoy great food and drinks in a unique family-friendly atmosphere.

Event Space

Please Call 800-723-8987
Hosting an event? Check out our unique outdoor venue on the Arkansas River – just six miles south of Buena Vista, Colorado.

Live Music

2023 Concert Series
Get ready for some free live music on the beach at River Runners Browns Canyon this summer – six miles south of Buena Vista, Colorado.