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The Numbers White Water Rafting

The Numbers rafting trip is the ultimate Arkansas River whitewater rafting adventure!

Set in the heart of Colorado’s rugged landscape, this exhilarating journey will take you through numerous intense class IV rapids, offering an adrenaline rush like no other. With breathtaking scenery and expert guides leading the way, this trip is perfect for experienced rafters or adventurous first-timers seeking an unforgettable challenge amidst the stunning beauty of the Colorado wilderness.

This is some excellent, advanced, Buena Vista rafting that will surely get your heart pounding! Whether you’re looking for a quick getaway on our Half-Day trip or want to spend the day on the water with our Full-Day option, our Numbers white water rafting trip will create memories that last a lifetime!


  • PRICE:
    Half-Day $105/person
    Full Day $175/person
    Half-Day 3 Hours
    Full-Day 5 Hours
    Approximately 6 river miles
    Departure Times: 10am & 12:45pm
    Half-Day 10am & 12:45pm
    Full Day 10am
  • DEPARTURE LOCATION: Buena Vista Outpost
  • DIFFICULTY: Intermediate/Advanced
  • SEASON: May-September
  • REQUIREMENTS: 15 years old*
  • **Physical fitness and ability to swim required**


  • Intense class IV & V Rapids: Experience the thrill of navigating through some of the most challenging rapids in Colorado’s Arkansas River on the Numbers Rafting trip.
  • Adrenaline-Pumping Adventure: Get your heart racing as you tackle steep drops, powerful waves, and technical maneuvers through breathtaking canyon scenery.
  • Expert Guides: Feel confident and secure with our experienced and certified guides leading the way, ensuring a safe and exhilarating white water experience.
  • Stunning Colorado Wilderness: Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Colorado wilderness, surrounded by towering cliffs, rounded granite boulders, and rugged landscapes.


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What's Included


  • Transportation from our outpost to the river and back
  • Excellent white water rafts and safety equipment
  • Wetsuit and splash jacket for each guest
  • Custom-fit PFD (personal flotation device or life jacket) and helmet
  • Dry bag for necessary items like medication

Note: Neoprene bootie rentals are available for $5 per person.

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit or non-cotton shorts
  • Shoes that can get wet and stay on your feet (tennis shoes or sport sandals are great)
  • Sunscreen
  • Dry change of clothes for after the trip
  • Your excitement and enthusiasm!

For more information, check out our recommendations on rafting safety & basics.

Additional Information


If you’re an experienced rafter seeking a thrilling challenge through intense Class IV and V rapids in the heart of Colorado’s stunning wilderness, then The Numbers white water rafting trip is the perfect adventure for you. This trip is designed for adrenaline enthusiasts who are comfortable navigating challenging rapids and are looking for an unforgettable white water experience. With expert guides and breathtaking scenery, The Numbers rafting trip promises an exhilarating journey that will test your skills and leave you with unforgettable memories.

Wetsuits and splash jackets are provided but typically not necessary on the Upper Colorado. You will want to wear clothes and footwear you are comfortable getting wet in. Swimsuit, athletic shorts, leggings, sun-hoody, rash guard, and fleece top are all suitable layers to wear. Avoid wearing any cotton. You will need shoes that stay on your feet, so no flip-flops or crocs. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended.

Our trips go out rain or shine. It is extremely rare for us to cancel trips based on weather. Although, we do reserve the right to cancel or alter trips if we deem conditions to be unsafe.

Colorado high country often calls for rain in the forecast, but the forecast can be deceiving. Rain and thunderstorms are typically scattered and very short lived. As they saying goes, “If you don’t like the weather in Colorado, wait 15 minutes.”

Our Arkansas River rafting location is conveniently situated near Buena Vista, Colorado, nestled in the picturesque Arkansas Valley. Surrounded by the majestic Collegiate Peaks, Sawatch Range, and Mosquito Range, Buena Vista offers an ideal setting for white water rafting adventures. Located less than 1.5 hours from Vail and Breckenridge, and just 2 hours from Denver and Colorado Springs, our Arkansas River rafting trips are easily accessible from major cities and mountain resorts alike. Whether you’re seeking thrills on the rapids or simply want to immerse yourself in the beauty of Colorado’s wilderness, Buena Vista is the perfect starting point for your Arkansas River rafting adventure.