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Arkansas Headwaters State Park

Contact Info
307 W Sackett Ave.
Salida, CO 81201

Phone:
719-539-7289
Basics
Location:
From Leadville to Pueblo Reservoir, in central Colorado
Type:
State Parks
Elevation:
4,830 - 10,150 feet feet

Description

The Arkansas Headwaters stretch for almost 150 miles along the Arkansas River, offering abundant and outstanding opportunities for fishing, rafting, kayaking, picnicking, hiking, camping, mountain biking, and sightseeing. The deep canyons, broad valleys and towering mountain peaks along the route are one of the natural treasures of Colorado.

Tour Companies

  • Arkansas River
  • Rafting
  • 800-723-8987

River Runners - Colorado White Water Rafting River Runners offers fully guided rafting trips on the Arkansas River – open daily spring and summer. Choose from beginner to advanced whitewater on half-day, full-day and overnight adventures. Raft from the River Runners’ riverside location near Buena Vista or the Royal Gorge location near Cañon City.

  • Several convenient locations!
  • Rafting, Kayaking
  • 970-423-7031

AVA Colorado Rafting Join AVA for world-class whitewater on the best rivers in Colorado. Trips for all ages and abilities, mild family flaots to heart pumping Class V waterfalls! Voted Best Whitewater Guide Service of the Rockies in 2018, you’ll get free wetsuits and splash jackets on AVA-run trips and outstanding guest service.

  • 5 Colorado Rivers
  • Rafting, Jeep/Other Offroad
  • 800-462-7238

Wilderness Aware Rafting #1 On Trips Advisor. Twice Named Colorado’s Company of the Year. Specializing in ½ to 10 day whitewater adventures, scenic horseback rides, thrilling downhill mountain biking, and breathtaking zipline tours. Experience exceptional customer service at our 100% solar powered riverside facility. LEARN MORE...

Hours + Fees

Season:
Open year-round

Details

Additional Details:
campgrounds open April to September

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