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Salida Valley

Class I-II - Beginner

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Located near Salida, CO

Click here to read and sign our waiver.

Minors under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian read and sign a waiver on their behalf.

All participants should be able to swim and be in good physical condition.

Adult (Over 12 yrs old) Half Day
Child (Ages 5-12) Half Day
Adult (Over 12 yrs old) Full Day
Child (Ages 5-12) Full Day

Great for nearly all ages, 5-95

The Salida Valley is an enjoyable way for everyone to experience the Arkansas River. Small splashy rapids and lots of floating. A great way to spend the morning or afternoon with the whole family. Class I and II rapids are interspersed with sections of calm where you can relax and enjoy panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, the blue heron, mallards and geese.

Just minutes from our office

We launch at Stone Bridge Recreation Area, just minutes from our office, and closer than any other outfitter.

Monumental views and scenery

We float through the open Arkansas River valley with stunning views of the Sawatch Mountain range of the Rocky Mountains are the backdrop for this trip. We also pass through the town of Salida, and get to experience the fun man made rapids in the play park. The trip ends at Salida East State Park access area.