The Numbers Rafting on the Arkansas River
The Numbers is the quintessential Class III-V white water rafting run of Colorado on the Arkansas River. The big drops start at – you guessed it –Number One, and continue through eight incredible whitewater challenges. Veritable minefields of crashing holes and ill-placed boulders, 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; hence they appointed them the numbers that remain as their names. The simplicity of their labels, however, does not reflect a simplicity in their character. This run is charged with high-intensity continuous whitewater and punctuated by the eight notorious Numbers. Paddling the Numbers requires good physical condition and a minimum age of 15 years; and everyone appreciates our sizzling fajita lunch, served riverside on The Numbers/Narrows full day trip!
The Numbers Half Day: Check-in at 9:00 am, or 12:30 pm
Numbers Half Day + Zipline Tour
Half Day Whitewater + Zipline Adventure
Difficulty: Advanced Class III-V Rafting
Cost: From $213 adult 15+ on the raft trip
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Don’t miss out on this wild ride through the section of the Arkansas River with rapids simply known as The Numbers. These rapids are so treacherous that they were not given proper names but only the numbers 1 through 7. This section of the Arkansas River is a great addition to your whitewater belt and this river trip is sure to keep your adrenaline pumping through class III-IV rapids. After you’ve finished getting wet and paddling through exciting white water you will enjoy a hot fajita lunch by the river. Take time to reflect on your thrilling morning and dry off to get ready for the next part of your adventurous day. You and your group will rise above the Colorado wilderness in our famous zip line tours. 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 river 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!
The Numbers/Narrows Full Day
Extend your day! After conquering the advanced Class IV rapids of the Numbers, break for a delicious chicken fajita lunch before heading into more thrilling whitewater in the Narrows.
Cost: From $154 adult 15+ on the raft trip
The Numbers Wyldride
Grab a friend and experience the famous Class III-V Numbers section in a mini nine-foot raft! The two of you plus a guide will hit this very continuous section of whitewater. As you can imagine, the smaller size of the raft makes the waves, rapids, and holes much bigger, better, and wetter. This half-day trip is available morning or afternoon. This is a physically demanding trip. Good physical condition is recommended and a minimum age of 15 years is required. Now offering delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner options as an add on to this trip!
Cost: From $169 adult 15+ on the raft trip