The Best White Water Rafting in the Northern US

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When it comes to river rafting in North America, two of the most famous rivers to raft are the Arkansas River in Salida, Colorado and the Salmon River, Idaho. These two rivers are found on several “top 10 rafting adventure” lists both for the US and the world. If you’re looking for world-class river rafting, call us today to schedule your trip.

Salmon River, Idaho Photo by Rolf Blauert via Wikimedia Commons

Salmon River, Idaho
Photo by Rolf Blauert via Wikimedia Commons

World famous rafting on the Salmon River in Idaho

The Salmon River has several sections that boast incredible scenery and Class III-IV rapids that are sure to get your heart pumping. There are several sections to choose from depending on the length of your trip. You’ll raft or kayak though miles and miles of continuous scenery and wildlife that are unparalleled.

Instructional rafting course

Kayak or raft the world famous Middle Fork section of the Salmon River in Idaho with DVK.

The Middle Fork section offers Class III-IV rapids starting on a rushing alpine river and ending in a breathtaking desert canyon. It is 105 miles of white water adventure through the River of No Return Wilderness. Two specialty trips are run on this river, a kayaking trip in July and a fly fishing instructional course in early September. 

World famous rafting on the Arkansas River in Colorado

Royal Gorge on the Arkansas River will test your paddling skills with Class IV and V rapids.

Royal Gorge on the Arkansas River will test your paddling skills with Class IV and V rapids.

Dvorak is no stranger to the beautiful Arkansas River right here in Colorado. For white water rafting and kayaking in the Rocky Mountains, nothing beats the Arkansas River. As you take on the rapids you’ll be surrounded by Colorado’s “fourteeners”, but don’t look up too long. You’ll need to stay alert to get through the plunge into Royal Gorge that will see Class V rapids and will need your full attention.

If you’re looking for white water rafting near Denver, Colorado the Arkansas River has something for everyone; from the family friendly Browns Canyon (our newest National Monument) to the thrilling, adrenaline pumping rapids of Royal Gorge.

Rafting Browns Canyon on the Arkansas River, CO, is fun for the whole family.

Rafting Browns Canyon on the Arkansas River, CO, is fun for the whole family.

 

Colorado white water rafting and kayaking

The Salmon and Arkansas Rivers are just a few of the awesome river rafting adventures that we offer. We’ve also got trips on the Colorado, Dolores, Gunnison, Green, North Platte, Rio Grande and San Miguel Rivers. Our trips range from half-day to multi-day excursions and we can add additional activities to any trip so you get to fully experience not only the river, but all of the surrounding landscapes and wildlife. Talk to us about hiking, SUP, zip lining, rock climbing, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding and 4×4 tours to build the perfect multi-sport family summer vacation.

Call (800) 824-3795/(719) 539-6851 to customize your next outdoor adventure

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