The Arkansas River offers some of the best Colorado river rafting trips. Every year, Buffalo Joe’s books Colorado rafting reservations for singles, couples, families and groups of all ages and takes them on guided Colorado rafting trips! Colorado Rafting has quickly become one of coolest additions to your western vacation. Half-day to 6 day Colorado river rafting tours are available on the Arkansas River for all skill levels from Class III (great family trips) to Class V rapids (high adventure). Even if you have never been on a Colorado river rafting trip, or are a non swimmer we have a trip for you.
On a side note, we just went on our second annual “Extreme Family Vacation”. We decided to stay at YMCA Rockies this year which turned out to be a great value. We paid $199 per night for a three bedroom private cabin that could have slept at least seven people comfortably. It had a kitchen so we were able to save a little on dining out and splurged on the steak chuck wagon dinner/sunset horseback ride which was amazing ($50 per person). Paying for the cabin gives you most of the activities free- such as swimming, skating, hiking, mini golf and more. We did pay extra for the zip-line, archery and horseback riding but it was well worth it. The second day we only had a ten minute drive from the cabin to Winter Park where we spent the entire day at the Alpine Slide. We bought a four pack of tickets for $140 at King Soopers in advance instead of paying $45 at the park. I think we went down the slide at least twenty five times (it costs about $15 for one ride if you purchase separately) and got to do bungee-jumping and the bounce house a few times too. There is mountain biking but we were out of time and energy so we didn’t try it this year- maybe next time!
We tend to prefer shorter vacations and are striving to do a short trip every month the kids are out of school. On the agenda is the Peach Festival- I’m hoping it goes better than last year and I think we can plan a weekend around this rafting- I’ve never done it and it looks like a blast. I’ll let you know how it turns out.