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August Rafting September rafting in Colorado - late summer rafting
Late summer rafting is bringing big smiles to guests on the Arkansas River!

Amazing August Rafting Conditions

Late Summer Rafting is Perfect! Now Offering September Raft Trips on the Arkansas River.

It’s an exciting summer for whitewater! Rafting is ideal right now and mid-August trips are still providing plenty of splash – with conditions that closely resemble late-June and July flows. Above average water supplies in the mountains will extend the whitewater rafting season on the Arkansas River through Labor Day and into September.

Whitewater Rafting in September - late summer rafting
Impressive late summer rafting flows are allowing us to extend the rafting season into September!

August is always beautiful in Buena Vista, CO. With warm temperatures and lots of sunshine, spending a day on the river is an attractive activity for Colorado visitors and locals alike. With average temperatures in the mid 70’s, warm weather on the Arkansas River typically continues through mid September. This summer we have enough water to raft past Labor Day, and commercial rafting guests have the opportunity to experience this magical time.

Guests can choose from half-day or full-day rafting trips on the Arkansas River. Browns Canyon National Monument offers splashy class 2-3 whitewater rapids, perfect for beginner. Squaw Creek provides a mellow and relaxing float option for families with younger children looking to get one last splash out of summer 2019.

Close out summer with a memorable river adventure. Make memories this August and September that you’ll be talking about until next Spring! Our friendly, experienced raft guides are ready to bring you and your family rafting.

Questions? Give our office a call at 800.328.7238 or book online at


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