Excellent news for all thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. Arkansas Rivers has been reopened and it’s ready to provide exciting adventures for everyone. So, grab your life jacket and get ready to paddle.
Since late June, – The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office and the Pueblo Fire Department, closed some sections of the Arkansas River to inner-tubing, boarding, non-whitewater boats, and swimming due to the swift running water and dangers it presented.
Nonetheless, last Monday July 12th, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Office, published on their homepage, the great news that each of agencies mentioned before, reopened the Arkansas River for commercial purposes.
According to the Arkansas River Outfitter Association, for most of June, the Arkansas River was raging between 4,000 and 6,200 cubic feet per second at the Parkdale gauge, so outfitters were steering clear of the Royal Gorge section above Canon City.
However, the numbers have dropped significantly. Flow is below the 2,400 cut-off and is more appropriate for commercial rafting.
Come Whitewater Rafting in Colorado
Join Mile Hi Rafting for a memorable Colorado white water rafting trip with your family and friends. We offer fun professionally guided whitewater rafting trips on exciting Clear Creek and the famous Arkansas rivers.
Both Rivers right now are showing excellent water conditions, providing excitement and fun for all rafter levels.
The Arkansas River is the most popular rafting river in America! We paddle our way from its headwaters at the historic mining area around Leadville, Colorado; through scenic mountain towns like Buena Vista and Salida, Colorado; to the breathtaking Royal Gorge and beyond…
The Clear Creek River is the steepest raftable river in Colorado, with an average gradient of 67 feet per mile, and over 100 feet per mile on the advanced sections of the stream. This translates to more rapids per mile.
This area boasts magnificent mountain scenery, with an abundance of wildlife. You can see muskrat, beaver, deer, bighorn sheep, and even an occasional Eagle.
Remember we also offer evening trips to accommodate those wishing to quench their adrenaline thirst, but have jobs during the daytime hours. Our evening trips start after 5:00pm, with your choice of the Sure-Shot or Blast at the same great price as our daytime trips.
So grab a buddy, co-worker, or the whole office and come on up for some whitewater fun after work.