My older son, 16 and 11 year old grandsons, my grandsons' 16 year old friend and I had a blast doing a 1-night overnight float trip on the Arkansas starting just below Numbers. After rafting through The Narrows we had a box sandwich lunch in Buena Vista on the riverbank and then continued downriver to a nice campsite where we enjoyed a chicken & beef fajita dinner, a great night's sleep, and French toast with bacon tacos for breakfast before loading the raft for day two through Brown's Canyon.
Micah and Wes, our guides, were terrific! Micah guided our raft on day 1 while Wes solo oared the "Pig" (the raft carrying all our gear and supplies). She (Micah) solo oared the Pig on day 2 while Wes guided our raft through Brown's Canyon. Because we were strong paddlers, he took us on trickier paths through some of the rapids, which the boys really enjoyed. During the last hour or so of the trip, Wes let each boy guide the raft (through calmer waters) and did a great job teaching them the paddle strokes and techniques needed to become a river guide. Both Micah and Wes worked hard to ensure we had a great and safe trip, and had great senses of humor. All in all, a 10!