Noah's Ark Whitewater Rafting Co.

Our Story:

Chuck & Lindy with the original staff (1983).In 1982, Lindy and I were approached with the idea of developing a rafting program for Young Life's Frontier Ranch. The idea of addressing the need for outfitter services that understand the particular needs of families and youth was born from our discussions.

Starting in 1983 with 5 staff and 5 rafts, we began a journey that has now lasted over 30 years and has served well over half a million guests.


Now, Noah's Ark is nationally recognized for providing extraordinary recreation and educational opportunities for families and youth from all over the world. Our programs have expanded beyond simply providing Arkansas River access to providing extensive back-country services.

The quality of your experience is greatly dependent upon the quality of our staff-- a staff that understands and lives excellence, commitment, fun, adventure, and demonstrates trustworthiness, character and dedication to their work. Our staff is actively encouraged to grow their love for the outdoors and for serving people. They have traveled far -- from the top of Mt. McKinley to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, and many of them work with families and youth in the off-season.  For them, this is more than just a summer job -- it is a passion and lifestyle.

The quality of our guests is our greatest compliment, and the quality of your adventure is a result of years of experience in a field we love. I invite you to explore with us and take a look at the trips we offer!
Chuck Cichowitz, President    

What sets us apart:

1. EXPERIENCE: Noah's Ark has been owned and operated by the same Colorado family for over 30
    years.
2. OPERATIONS EXPERTISE: We are the largest operator in Browns Canyon.
3. EXTRAORDINARY STAFF: We employ 7 full-time staff and over 100 seasonal staff from all over the
    country.
4. HAPPY CUSTOMERS: One of highest customer return rates in the industry.
5. RIVERFRONT FACILITY: Noah's is on a beautiful 11-acre site on the banks of the Arkansas River -- the
    best put-in for Browns Canyon.

Staff Training Program:

Guide staff training!1. River, Rock Climbing, and Mountaineering Guide Training.

2. Swift Water Rescue and Trip Leader training.

3. Leadership Development Program.

4. Guide Instructor Training.

5. First Aid Training with industry leaders.

6. Training in geology, wildlife and local lore.

Noah's Ark Core Values:

  1. Value all RELATIONSHIPS (with guests and our staff).
  2. Provide an environment for individual and group TEACHING and TRAINING.
  3. Deliver EXCELLENCE in training, equipment, guide staff and trip quality.
  4. Offer the best in Colorado RECREATION opportunities for adventurers of all levels.
  5. Never compromise our commitment to extraordinary customer SERVICE.

Licenses and Associations:

  1. Colorado River Outfitter's License Holder (License # 1345)
  2. Pike, San Isabel, and Gunnison National Forest Permit Holder
  3. Colorado River Outfitter Association Member
  4. America Outdoors Member
  5. Member of Riversearch.com
  6. Partner of Leave No Trace

*Noah's Ark is an equal opportunity service provider. Forest Service Title VI - This establishment provides services, accommodations, and privileges regardless of race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, or national origin. Open to the public. American Disabilities Act compliant.