Are you a die-hard fan of river rafting? Do you wear Patagonia and have a hydroflask buckled to your mountain bike? White water rafting in Colorado is definitely for you!
The mecca of Colorado rafting is the Arkansas River. Falling 5,000 feet in 125 miles, the Arkansas is no joke, but it’s the most popular and the easiest to get to on this list.
Not far from Denver, the river begins high up in the Rocky Mountains going from chill to anxiety-inducing through Browns Canyon.
Rip through Bighorn Sheep Canyon and Royal Gorge or go head-on into hell in through the Numbers, a Class IV-V stretch of gnarly Colorado white water.
Check out the Royal Gorge Bridge while you in area, a dope buena vista sky-high above the churning rapids below. Woah-dude!