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Mild Cottonwood Family Float

From US$53.00
Mild Cottonwood Family Float
From US$53.00
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Our 1/4 day is a 5 mile trip with easy Class II-III rapids. This is the perfect introductory trip for families with little kids or timid beginners.
US$53.00
Morning Cottonwood
Our 1/4 day is a 5 mile trip with easy Class II-III rapids. This is the perfect introductory trip for families with little kids or timid beginners.
US$53.00
Overview

This is by far the best Family Float trip on the Arkansas River! This convenient trip offers the best whitewater for little kids with spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery. Our 1/4 day is a 5 mile trip with easy Class II-III rapids. This is the perfect introductory trip for families with little kids or timid beginners. You will float from Coaldale to our riverside base in Cotopaxi while enjoying scenic views of the Sangre de Cristo Range. This itinerary is the best trip for rafting in Colorado on the Arkansas River for families with young kids. We are the only outfitter offering this trip since we conveniently finish this trip right at our riverside base!

What to Expect
The minimum age for this trip is five years old. You will see some great beginner rapids at class II-III. You will be meeting at our Cotopaxi office located at 19487 US Hwy 50 in Cotopaxi, CO. The check in time is 9:15am and 1:15pm daily, and the launch time is 10:00am and 2:00pm daily. This break in between check in and launch gives you plenty of time to get changed, get suited up in a life vest and helmet, as well as hearing the safety talk that your guide will go over with you. You will float from Coaldale to our riverside base in Cotopaxi while enjoying scenic views of the Sangre de Cristo Range. This itinerary is the best trip for rafting in Colorado on the Arkansas River for families with young kids. We are the only outfitter offering this trip since we conveniently finish this trip right at our riverside base!
Reviews (11)
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Reviewed 15 August 2018
Amazing first time Rafting!

Our family had an AMAZING time! There were 16 of us total ranging in age 7-72, and we had a great time! Half of us did the Cottonwood Family Float, and the other half did the Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Maggie, Ethan, Allie, Calvin, and Marshall...More

Thank Kate J
Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip down the Arkansas with us. We hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Biggest adventure for the grandkids, 7,8,9 yrs old.

We did this same trip in 2009 with our oldest grandkids and they loved it. So we decided to redo that Colorado trip and included ART. Our guide was Kyle and he was wonderful with the kids. He even took them back in the river...More

Thank GrandmaMickey
Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!! We are so happy that you had a blast (again) and hope to see you on the river soon! Also, you can request Kyle for more fun, too!

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Amazing!

Our family had the experience of a lifetime! It was a first float for our 6 year old and we could not have been more pleased. Our guide, Austin, was personable, knowledgeable, funny and skilled. I would recommend requesting him. We will when we go...More

Thank Melinda M
Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

We are very happy to hear you had a fun trip. We can't wait to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile
Great first raft trip

Calvin did a great job! Enjoyed the trip down. Fun Family experience with kids aged 6, 11, 13, & 16. Area was not crowded and checking in was smooth.

Thank rr k
Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

We are glad you had a fun trip with Calvin. Feel free to request him for future trips as well!

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Amazing family adventure!

Whitewater rafting with Arkansas River Tours was by far the highlight of our week-long trip to Colorado! The Cottonwood Family Float was perfect for our five kids ranging from 5 to 14 years old. Ethan was our guide for the trip and he made the...More

Thank txag00traveler
Billy M, Owner at Arkansas River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

We are very happy to hear you had a great trip with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Feel free to request Ethan when you come back.

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