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Arkansas River Tours

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Since our inception as one of the original Colorado whitewater rafting companies in 1973, Arkansas River Tours has been committed to providing the safest, highest-quality river trips available. We offer 2 convenient locations near Salida, Colorado...more
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49311 US Hwy 50, Unit B, Canon City, CO 81212-9748
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Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

We made a wrong turn and inevitably showed up almost an hour late. Our two guides (Austin and Kyle) kindly let us still go. We had a great time. Kyle took most of the kids and the grandparents and presented them with a great ride...More

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Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

We are so happy that everything worked out for you and your family! Austin and Kyle are so accommodating and always try to give the best experience on the Arkansas River! Thank you so much again, and please come back on the river with us!...More

Reviewed July 25, 2018

Took our grand kids, ages 8 and 12, with us on this exciting and fun river raft trip with plenty of rapids (Class II and III). Our guide was great and added a lot of commentary to the cool scenery. Would definitely go with the...More

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Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Thank you so much! Very happy that you and your grandchildren had a blast! Please do come again and you can always request the same guide you had for this trip!

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Cannot recommend ART enough. We had a group of 8 family members, so we split into 2 boats... our guide Ali was experienced, calm, and engaging. She made sure we knew in advance what to expect and provided interesting historic context as we moved through...More

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Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Wow, what a fantastic compliment, thank you thank you thank you! We are so glad that you and your family had such a memorable time. We'll make sure to pass along your kind words to Alli and the rest of the team! Please come back...More

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

The Cottonwood trip for young kids/families was perfect! Not too long, and not too scary—just right. Our guide Calvin was awesome and the scenery is beautiful!

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Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Wonderful! Yes, the Cottonwood section is a great way to really experience the beauty of the Arkansas River. We'll pass along the kudos to Calvin for you! Hope to see you again!!!

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

We took the 1/2 day trip. It was a good balance. My wife wants calm water while I want a little more excitement. This trip had plenty of both.

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Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

So happy that the trip accommodated both of you! We hope to see you on the river again!

Reviewed July 25, 2018

We did the "raft and rail" package: half day rafting followed by a trip on the Royal Gorge Railway. It was awesome! Our guide, Ron John, was fun, friendly, and went out of his way to make sure we had a good time. Very personal...More

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Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

We are so happy that you had a blast with Ron John (and that you thoroughly enjoyed his cooking skills)!!! Thank you for the feedback about the rail portion, it's very much appreciated and taken seriously. Hope to see you on the river again!!!!

Reviewed July 24, 2018

My dad and I did a two-day rafting trip with ART and it was an awesome experience. My dad researches companies intensely before embarking on any experience, so I knew it would be good, but the trip ended up exceeding my expectations in every way....More

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Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

We are extremely happy to hear you guys had a good trip with Ethan. Feel free to request him in the future and we hope to see you guys again for the Gorge!

Reviewed July 23, 2018

This was our 4th trip down the Arkansas River with ART, I have never encountered a guide that I did not like. We have had some exciting trips with a flipped raft and several swimmers on a class 5 rapid this past weekend, while not...More

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Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

We are very happy to hear that even though your trip was a little exciting, everyone handled it well. We hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time. Marshall was our guide and he made sure we had a good time!! This is a great first trip if you have never been rafting before.

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Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with Marshal. Feel free to request him in the future!

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic tour...fantastic guides...fantastic trip! Everyone in our 15 man/woman/children group enjoyed the ride and our guides. Can’t wait to come again! Highly recommend!!

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Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your trip down the Arkansas with us. We hope to see you again in the future!

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Response from Bob H | Property representative |
We do not offer a 7 day trip. Call us and we can give you the information you are requesting for the 2 to 3 day trips we run on the Arkansas River and the Gunnison Gorge. 800 321 4352 Bob Hamel, Arkansas River Tours.
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