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Rafting trips near: Salida

Salida, meaning "exit" in Spanish, is named for its proximity to the head of the Bighorn Sheep Canyon. The Arkansas River valley surrounding Salida opens to allow splendid views of the Sawatch Range to the west, the Sangre de Cristo Range to the south and the Mosquito Range to the north. Salida was named "One of the 20 dream towns to live in" by Outside Magazine. it is an outdoor lovers paradise. The Arkansas River with over 100 miles of whitewater for rafting and kayaking has become the most popular river in America for these activities. Gold Medal fly fishing attracts anglers from across the country. Salida has a downtown with buildings on the National Historic Landmark Registry. There are phenomenal restaurants for a small town and several galleries and shops adjacent to the Arkansas. The longest continuous kayak race in America, Fibark, for First In Boating on the Arkansas, starts in Salida. World-class kayakers congregate at this festival staged in Salida's Whitewater Park. Self proclaimed the "Heart of the Rockies", Salida offers pleasant "Banana Belt" weather, ghost towns to explore, mountain bike trails and unlimited hiking. Brown's Canyon, Bighorn Sheep Canyon and the Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River give whitewater rafters several options for rafting trips for all abilities.

Driving mileage from:
Colorado Springs - 102 miles
Denver - 138 miles
Canon City - 56 miles
Breckenridge - 98 miles


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Trip Rating Length Price More Info
Arkansas River - Bighorn Sheep Canyon - 1/2 Day Class III & IV 1/2 Day $ 57.00
Arkansas River - Bighorn Sheep Canyon  - Full Day Class III & IV Full Day $ 95.00
Arkansas River - Cottonwood Family Float Class II & III 1/4 Day $ 32.00
Arkansas River - Evening Float Fishing Class II & III 1/2 Day $ 295.00
Arkansas River - Float Fishing - Full Day Class II & III Full Day $ 395.00
Arkansas River - BSC and Brown's Canyon 2 day trips Class III & IV Multi-day $ 279.00
Arkansas River - Royal Gorge - 1/2 Day Class IV & V 1/2 Day $ 70.00
Arkansas River - Royal Gorge - Full Day Class IV & V Full Day $ 115.00
Arkansas River - Royal Gorge Grand Slam Class IV & V Full Day $ 125.00
Arkansas River - Numbers Half Day ADVANCED Class III & IV 1/2 Day $ 65.00
Arkansas River - Browns Canyon Full Day Class I & II & III Full Day $ 88.00
Arkansas River - Numbers Full Day ADVANCED Class III & IV Full Day $ 108.00