Colorado Rafting

Pine Creek and The Gauntlet on the Arkansas River

Pine Creek is the steepest, the most technical, and the most continuous section of whitewater on the entire Arkansas River! Our Pine Creek rafting trips launch in the tiny town of Granite, which quickly fades away upon entering beautiful Granite Gorge. A few miles of Class III-IV warm us up for the spectacular crux of the mile-long, Class V run, Pine Creek, where the river narrows to half its width and drops 200 feet over the course of one rapid! This Class V is followed immediately by another pulsing, complex Class V called Triple Drop! For the best day of whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River, choose the full day Gauntlet Rafting Trip, which pairs the famous Pine Creek with the classic Class IV Numbers rafting trip. One of the greatest days of whitewater in the world! The full day also includes our hot fajita lunch. This run demands good physical condition and a minimum age of 15 years. Now offering delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner options as an add on to these trips!

3 ways to tackle The Gauntlet:

“The Gauntlet” Pine Creek / Numbers Full Day Trip

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Pine Creek Half Day

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The Gauntlet with Rappel

Start your day off right—with extra adventure! Begin your Class IV & V whitewater trip by rappelling 75 feet down to your raft.

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