RAFTING THE INFAMOUS NUMBERS ON THE ARKANSAS
The Numbers is the quintessential Class III-V whitewater rafting close to Breckenridge on the Arkansas River. The big drops start at – you guessed it –Number One, and continue through eight incredible whitewater challenges. The rapids on this stretch each possess distinct personalities, so be prepared for anything!
Miners in the late 1800’s viewed these eight rapids on the northern section of the Arkansas as non-navigable landmarks rather than as the quintessential Class IV classics that they’re viewed as today. The simplicity of their labels, however, does not reflect the simplicity of their character. Paddling the Numbers requires good physical condition and a minimum age of 15 years. This full-day whitewater trip near Breckenridge includes a riverside lunch.
Browse our Numbers trips below or give us a call and talk to one of our reservation specialists who can help find the perfect trip for you.
The Numbers Half-Day + Zipline Tour
Don’t miss out on this wild ride through the section of the Arkansas River with rapids simply known as The Numbers near Breckenridge. This section of the Arkansas River is a great addition to your whitewater belt. After you’ve finished getting wet and paddling through exciting whitewater you will enjoy a hot fajita lunch by the river. You and your group will rise above the wilderness in our famous zip line tours just over an hour away from Breckenridge. As you skim the tree line and skirt the rock faces in Arkansas Valley you will be blown away by the birds-eye view. The minimum age for this Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting trip is 15 and the minimum age for the zip line tours is 10 (min weight 75lbs, max weight 250lbs). Now offering delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner options as an add-on to this trip!
Book just The Numbers Half-Day Rafting Trip.
- Half-Day Whitewater + Zipline Adventure
- Difficulty: Advanced Class III-V Rafting
- Cost: From $218 adult 15+ on the raft trip
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The Numbers Full-Day
With approximately 18 miles of intense rapids through the beautiful Arkansas River Valley, this full-day rafting trip is full of surprises. We’ll start by diving into the Numbers section of the Arkansas River, known for having the most continuous whitewater on the entire river. Here you’ll battle raging whitewater all morning, with only brief stints to catch your breath. After a few hours of rafting, we’ll stop for some hot fajitas cooked by our amazing guides on the river banks where you can refuel and rest up. This is the perfect opportunity to snap some photos, and just enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Arkansas River Valley. The Narrows section is next up after lunch, this stretch of the river has fewer rapids than the Numbers, but it gives you a chance to look around at the amazing panoramic views of the Collegiate Peaks.
- LOCATION: Buena Vista, CO
- ACTIVITIES: White Water Rafting
- DURATION: Full Day
- DIFFICULTY: Level 5
- RIVER RATING: Class IV
- MINIMUM AGE: 15 years old
- PRICE: Starting at $154 per person