We are at the upper end of commercial raft trips in this section, which means the Royal Gorge is offering up some world-class whitewater right now.
Cañon City, Colo. (PRWEB) June 12, 2014
River Runners, a Colorado whitewater rafting company, announced it is again offering guided raft trips through the Royal Gorge section of the Arkansas River as of June 12, 2014.
The Parkdale Gauge on the Arkansas River read 2,980 cubic feet per second (cfs) on the U.S. Geological Survey website Thursday morning and the high water advisory is lifted for anything below 3,200 cfs, according to Travis Hochard, general manager, River Runners.
“We are at the upper end of commercial raft trips in this section, which means the Royal Gorge is offering up some world-class whitewater right now,” Hochard said. “If you are looking for an exciting raft trip in Colorado – this is it.”
The snowpack remains well above average, but mild temperatures in the high country have slowed the melt, according to Hochard.
“We expect runoff to last through June with good flows through Labor Day,” Hochard explained. “This weekend’s forecast is in the 80s, so it will be a great time to be on the river.”
The Royal Gorge is an advanced-level raft trip, but there are also family-friendly trip options available, according to Jon Treleani, head boatman, River Runners.
“Even though the water level is above average for this time of year, there are raft trips available for beginners and first-time rafters,” Treleani explained. “The class II and III sections offer splashy rapids that are easy to navigate with a trained guide.”
River Runners is a whitewater rafting company with two locations on the Arkansas River in Colorado. Choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced whitewater on half-day, full-day and overnight raft trips. Raft any day May 1 through Labor Day from Buena Vista or Cañon City, Colo. Call 800-723-8987 or book online today.