Buena Vista, CO 81211
Colorado has probably the best river rafting in the country. Manitou Springs is centrally located to some of the best white water river rafting in Colorado. Only an hours drive from downtown Manitou Springs, white water river rafting is at its best on the Arkansas River. Cañon City boasts The Royal Gorge, considered the "Grand Canyon" of the Arkansas River. White water enthusiasts get the full range of options from Class IV adventure to milder Class III and II. If it's white-knuckle thrills you're seeking, a two hour drive West to Buena Vista will give you a true Class V experience at Pine Creek. Probably the most popular rafting trip in the Pike Peak region is Browns Canyon, also in Buena Vista, Colorado. Of course if you don't want too much excitement, take yourself and your family on a scenic Family Float, a relaxing river rafting trip with incredible views of the surrounding 14,000 foot peaks.
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