Arkansas River Rafting Trip Comparison

Use this guide to compare all Noah's Ark's Arkansas River rafting trips. Find your perfect Colorado adventure vacation!

2016 Whitewater Rafting Trip Comparison:

Trip Type Miles Check-in Time Rapids Rating Meals Min. Age* Best for Families Adult Price* Child Price*
Browns Canyon
Half Day
10 8:00 am &
1:00 pm
III to III+ No. 6 Yes! $62 $49
Browns Canyon
Full Day
16 8:00 am III to IV Yes! 6 Yes! $90 $80
Narrows Full Day 13 8:00 am III to IV Yes! 14 No. $97 NA
Numbers Full Day 19 8:00 am IV to IV+ Yes! 18 No. $115 NA
Royal Gorge Full Day 18 8:00 am IV to IV+ Yes! 16 No. $114 NA
Browns Canyon Overnight 16 11:30 am III to IV Yes! 6
$210 $180
Narrows Overnight Trip 29 8:00 am III to IV Yes! 14  No. $262 NA
Browns Canyon Fishing Half Day
10 7:30 am & 2:00 pm II to III+ Yes! 6 Yes!
$230.00 per boat
max per boat = 2
Browns Canyon Fishing Full Day
16 7:30 am III to IV Yes! 6 Yes! $330.00 per boat
max per boat = 2
Gunnison River Canoe Trip
 39 call I to II Yes! 12 Yes! $355.00 NA

*Age minimum subject to change depending upon water conditions.  Arkansas Headwaters user fee and land or water access fees add up to 9% to all activities.

2016 Noah's Ark Gear Rentals:

Item Description 1/2 Day Full Day Overnight
Polypro Shirt Long sleeve, quick dry t-shirt $2.50 $3.00 $3.00
Wetsuit 3 mm neoprene, incl. polypro t-shirt $7.00 $9.00 $9.00
Booties Wetsuit material, keeps feet warm $4.00 $6.00 $6.00
Splash Jacket Water resistant, long sleeve $5.00 $7.00 $7.00
Sleeping Bag Synthetic 0 degree bag NA NA $7.00

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Rapids Classification Scale

Class Description
Class I Easy - fast moving water with riffles, small waves and few obstructions
Class II Novice - straight forward rapids with wide, clear channels
Class III Intermediate - rapids with moderate, irregular waves, strong eddies, powerful currents, rocks and other obstacles
Class IV Advanced - intense, powerful but predictable rapids, large unavoidable waves and large rocks to maneuver around
Class V Expert - extremely long, obstructed or very violent rapids; dangerous swims
Class VI Extreme - exemplifies the extremes of difficulty, unpredictability and danger; may be unrunnable or very rarely run