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Whitewater Rafting

Note:  All raft trips are subject to change due to a variety of factors including, but not limited to, water levels, safety hazards, weather and age.



Experience one of the most iconic, thrilling and popular whitewater rafting rivers in the nation, the Arkansas River. This is a must-do for everyone stationed in or visiting Colorado in the summer. Our certified guides will navigate you through heart-pounding sections of the Arkansas River.

Dates:  2019 dates to be determined


Included:  Roundtrip transportation, raft guide, PFD and helmet.

Requirements:  Must be at least 8 years old. Must weigh at least 50 lbs. MUST be able to swim.


OAP offers full-day rafting trips that include two amazing sections of Class III and Class IV rapids on the Arkansas River. Plus, you’ll be treated to a riverside lunch prepared by your fun, experienced guides. What a thrilling adventure!

Date:  2019 dates to be determined


Included:  Roundtrip transportation, lunch, raft guide, PFD and helmet.

Requirements:  Must be at least 16 years old. Must weight at least 90 lbs. MUST be a confident swimmer.


  • Minimum number of participants:  Eight people required to reserve.
  • For more information and available dates, call 719-556-1734.


We would like to thank Julie for helping us get a rafting trip booked for 7 people at the last minute on Friday for a Father’s day vacation. Also the staff for getting us suited up and geared for our trip down the river. Sara, our guide down the river, was amazing, even for a “cheesehead.” It was our first time down the river, and she was able to put us all at ease and we may have even learned a pretty solid “Forward 2.” We look forward to another trip down the river where we can successfully apply a couple of “Back 1s” when needed. The entire family had a blast, and was blown away by the customer service and care we received.    – June 18, 2016

I’d like to commend Willie for a rafting trip he arranged for my EE-LogoECED-200pxlsextended family.  Willie did everything he could to ensure my family reunion of 23 people from 11 to 82 years old was a success.  His communication by email and phone was excellent, he kept me informed of every development,  Willie and his crew waited for my family to process through security and then helped everyone with their equipment with a smile.  I can’t express how happy my family was the service we received.  Keep up the good work!  – Russell, July 2015

“I went whitewater rafting with a group this weekend. I appreciate the affordable price, the awesome customer service and the great time! Thanks for teaming up with Fort Carson to make this happen.”        – Jennifer, July 2013


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Click here to read the Space Observer’s article about their whitewater rafting experience with Outdoor Recreation.Rafting-July-paddling



Before you participate in any of Outdoor Recreation’s programs, you must read and sign an accident waiver and release of liability. For your convenience and to save time the day of the trip, we urge you to download the form (click here), read and sign it in advance, and bring it with you the day of the trip.


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