Starting at 13,000' along the continental divide the "Ark" comes tumbling down the Rocky Mountains carving its way through one of North Americas great mountain ranges. 14,000' foot peaks soar out of the Sawatch, Mosquito and Sangre De Cristo Mountain Ranges providing a stunning backdrop to one of the most rafted rivers in the United States.
Browns Canyon Class III
Classic Colorado class III whitewater. This trip delivers family fun with incredible scenery, exhilarating whitewater, deep clear swimming holes, and wildlife such as golden eagles and bighorn sheep. But dont let the class III grade fool you this newly designated National Monument provides big water during spring snowmelt.
The Numbers Class IV
Boulder gardens fill this section of river as you progress in difficulty. Steep, continuous , and challenging characterize the Numbers. Often combined with Pine Creek the Numbers deliver crushing waves that'll leave paddlers soaked, stoked and smiling!
Royal Gorge Class IV
Vertical rock walls tower over head as the river thunders below the Royal Gorge Bridge. Big water, warm temperatures, and arguably the most scenic section of the Ark treat eager paddlers as they descend through classic rapids such as Sunshine, Sledgehammer, and Wall Slammer.
Pine Creek Class V
In the high country a river is born. Soon it picks up momentum and suddenly tumbles down the mountain. This is where the most adventurous will be challenged. The lone class V run on the Arkansas River, Pine Creek is a long, steep, and continuous flume of thrills. Dropping nearly 200' Pine Creek is a commiting technical challenge.