Fractions on the Arkansas

Adventurous Rafting Trips

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River

Arkansas River Class III (8 miles)

Difficulty

Intermediate ½ Day

Availability

Runs June to August

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River

Arkansas River Class III (8 miles)

Availability

Runs June to August

Minimum Age

8

Adult Price

$107

Child Price

$97

Difficulty

Intermediate ½ Day

Meeting Location

Aspen Office

Twin Lakes Office

Pickup available in Aspen/Snowmass.

Meeting Time

8:00 am | 12:00 pm

Includes

Lunch or snack

Minimum Age

8

Adult Price

$107

Child Price

$97

Meeting Location

Aspen Office

Twin Lakes Office

Meeting Time

8:00 am | 12:00 pm

Includes

Lunch or snack

If you are looking to book within forty-eight hours of your trip time, please call our shop. We would be happy to book for you.

This half-day class III section offers a classic, action-packed Colorado whitewater rafting experience for long-time rafters and beginners alike. This scenic stretch of the Arkansas River is defined by continuous, technical Class III whitewater rafting that offers plenty of excitement for all abilities.

Under the backdrop of the 14,000 ft. Collegiate Peak range you will paddle through rapids like The Miracle Mile, Beaver Falls, and House Rock. Because of the technical nature of this section, a fair amount of paddling is required. Participants should be interested in taking an active role in helping move their raft gracefully through the complicated boulder mazes and rock gardens that define the Fractions section.

Experienced rafters and beginners are both welcome!


  • What’s Included

    The raft trip, shuttle, splash gear, wetsuit, snacks and lunch (when specified). Photos are not included but can be purchased online immediately after the trip!

    What to Wear Rafting

    We suggest wearing quick-drying clothing such as non-cotton shorts and t-shirt and/or a bathing suit. Also important are sunscreen (you will be rafting at nearly 9,000 feet where the sun is intense!), sunglasses with retaining device, waterproof camera, and old sneakers or sandals with a heal strap. Bring a towel to dry off with and a change of clothes for your ride home.

    We provide splash gear on all of our trips, and wetsuit, helmet, and wetsuit booties when appropriate.

    Whitewater River Scale

    CLASS I:
    Your bath tub.

    CLASS II:
    Mild. Predictable, smaller rapids. Great for younger families.

    CLASS III:
    Moderate. Larger, more irregular rapids. Wet passengers and energetic paddling to be expected. Most clients will take a Class III trip.

    CLASS IV:
    Wild. Long and unpredictable rapids, following in immediate succession.

    CLASS V:
    Extreme. This is the edge. Only experienced paddlers.