River Runners, Arkansas River, CO

My daughter just returned from an amazing trip of white water rafting on the Arkansas River in Colorado!  She went with Girl Scouts on a High Adventure trip, and I was incredibly proud of her for earning the money, both by selling Girl Scout cookies, and by babysitting.

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She has been canoeing and kayaking since she was a little girl, so I really wasn’t worried about her.  Still, Colorado is a long way away….

Naturally, she and all the girls had an amazing time, made lots of new friends, and came home a little more independent and self confident, which is just what I hoped!

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She loved the beautiful Arkansas River, although she said she was cold!  They camped right on the water’s edge, and one morning they awoke to see a young black bear across the river!

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That’s her in the front of the boat, with the orange life jacket.  She stayed in the boat, although a few of the girls did fall out, but were quickly pulled back inside!  Each raft had 2 guides with the girls.  Of course, she told me later that she really wanted to “accidentally” go swimming!  No surprise to me, she loves to flip her kayak, and I think I’ve seen gills on that girl!


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Sound fun?  Want to give it a try?

River Runners has extended a special offer to my readers, get 15% off a half-day, full day or overnight raft trip on the Arkansas River with whitewater professionals. Choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced whitewater raft trips. Open daily April through Labor Day. Call 800-723-8987 or book online at whitewater.net.

Click HERE for the coupon!!!

Keep Having Fun in the Texas, um…. and Colorado…. Sun!!! 


River Runners did NOT financially compensate me for this post, and all opinions are my own.

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