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The Numbers/Narrows Full Day

  • Location

    14 miles north of Buena Vista, 19 miles south of Leadville

  • Duration

    Trip Time: 6-7 hrs
    Water Time: 4 hrs

  • Difficulty

    Advanced Whitewater

  • Price

    Primary $114 Adult Ages 15+

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The Numbers/Narrows Full Day Rafting Trip

  • Includes hot chicken fajita lunch riverside
  • Includes wetsuits and splash jackets free of charge
  • Free coffee at outpost
  • Now offering delicious breakfast & dinner as trip add-on!
  • Approximately 18 miles on the river | 7 hour trip
  • Adrenaline-filled, non-stop action with 8 Class III-V rapids!
  • Check in at 8:30 am at our Granite Outpost

The Numbers/Narrows Highlights

  • Advanced Rafting: No experience necessary but good physical fitness highly recommended
  • Drops 75 ft. per mile
  • Minimum requirements: at least 15 years old
  • Good physical condition recommended
  • Life jackets, wetsuits, splash jackets, and helmets are provided
  • Great views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains!

 

Numbers/Narrows River Trip Details

The Numbers rafting section of the Arkansas River is perfect for those looking for a challenging, non-stop, action-filled Colorado whitewater rafting trip! The Numbers section of the Arkansas River is made up of seven major rapids and is the most continuous section of whitewater on the entire Arkansas river. This is one of our most exciting Arkansas River rafting trips!

After an extensive safety talk by both your trip leader and your guide you will put in the Arkansas River one mile south of AVA's Granite Outpost. This whitewater rafting trip starts out fast. The first rapid of the day (Number 1) comes up in the first mile. Once you've started into this rapid it's non-stop until the top of Number 4. Here is a well-deserved break from the upper rapids which you'll need as we're about to embark on the meat of the order.

Rapids four and five can be formidable and take a solid team effort to run clean. Four is a long continuous rapid with a must make move at its center.  Below this move the whitewater continues and depending on flows can butt right up to number 5. Number 5 has different challenges. The river current here pushes hard right into the large boulders on the bank. The boat must punch holes at the top, work right through the dog leg and then about face and run back left from the boulders on the banks. With the current pushing right this can be a tricky rapid.

Once you've completed the Numbers we'll pull the boats over and have a riverside Chicken Fajita lunch prepared by your guides. After a delicious hot meal will get back on the river for the Narrows section. This is a beautiful technical stretch that everyone will enjoy. The gradient here is less and allows the crew to take in some of the amazing scenery of the Arkansas River Valley.

The Numbers rafting offers narrow channels, steep drops, and technical maneuverings as you travel through boulder-strewn canyons and gorgeous valleys, makes this rafting trip one to remember! With the snowcapped mountains of the Collegiate Peaks in the distance, the area’s picturesque views are sure to blow you away.

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