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Arkansas River - Pine Creek & The Numbers

Basics
Location:
Starts about 17 miles north of Buena Vista along Hwy 24
Class:
Class III to Class V
River Length
Entire Trip: 18 miles
Pine Creek: 6 miles
Time:
1/2 Day or Full Day
Season:
May to August

Description

Rafters looking for a challenge can try their hand at a trip down the headwaters of the Arkansas. Pine Creek, also called "Rite of Passage," is a six-mile trip through continuous Class IV and V rapids, requiring riders to be experienced rafters and in good physical condition. The Numbers is a little less intense but still thrilling, with 8 Class III-IV rapids separated by continuous whitewater and a few plunges. These two sections can be floated either separately, or together for an intense full-day trip.

The Pine Creek section begins just outside the town of Granite on US 24.

Tour Companies

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

AVA's Colorado Rafting Join AVA for world-class whitewater on the best rivers in Colorado. Trips for all ages and abilities: mild floats to family whitewater to pounding Class V waterfalls! Free wetsuits and splash jackets on AVA-run trips, outstanding guest service, great Outposts. See our award-winning website for daily discounts, packages and videos! Trips close to Denver and all major mountain resorts.

  • 5 Rivers in Central CO
  • Rafting
  • 800-370-0581

Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting The most dedicated, skilled and enthusiastic outdoor professionals anywhere want to escort you on the outdoor adventure of a lifetime. Our years of experience and unmatched professionalism will clearly set us apart when you raft with Breckenridge Whitewater. Choose from door-to-door transportation or drive to one of our offices and save money. See our website for DISCOUNTS and videos!

  • 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...

  • 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.

River Details

Class:
Class III to Class V
River Length
Entire Trip: 18 miles
Pine Creek: 6 miles
Time
1/2 Day or Full Day
(1/2 day for one section or a full day to do both sections)
Season:
May to August
Guides Available?
Yes

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