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The Numbers Whitewater Rafting Trips in Colorado

Quick Details

Half Day - 3.5 Hours
Adult Ages 18+
Full Day - 6.5 Hours
Adult Ages 18+
Double Dip Adult Ages 18+ • Extreme Raft Experience! • Run the same route twice

The Numbers Whitewater Rafting Trips in Colorado

Discover the adrenaline-pumping excitement of The Numbers with Dvorak Expeditions, your premier choice for whitewater rafting adventures in Colorado. As a family-owned company with over 45 years of experience, Dvorak Expeditions (DVK) offers single and multi-day rafting tours that are eco-friendly, professional, and tailored to small groups.

Whitewater Rafting Details

Rapids: Class IV

Ages 18+

Situated in the heart of the Rockies, the Arkansas River threads its way through a whitewater paradise in the center of Colorado. The Arkansas River begins its journey from its headwaters at Leadville, Colorado (11,000 ft.), Our half-day trip will run the Numbers section #1-7 rapids, starting just north of Buena Vista, CO.  The Arkansas River – Numbers is truly home to world-class challenges of class IV rapids – running solid thrills from top to bottom.  Consider any of the many other sections in the 145 miles of river rafting for the variety of whitewater levels to suit your expectations. An incredible section with Pine Forest lining the riverbanks and the peaks of the Collegiate Mountains tower over 14,000 feet above the river corridor!

  • All equipment and gear included
  • Your endurance and paddle experience will be tested here
  • Early meeting is required for this trip at our Nathrop office 10 miles south of Buena Vista on Highway 285

What to Bring

  • Splash jackets/pants are provided (or you can bring your own)
  • Nylon shorts and a non-cotton shirt or polypropylene top (fleece top)
  • Light water-resistant jacket
  • Pair of tennis shoes – tie-on preferred (NO sandals) or wet boots
  • Wool socks will help keep feet warm in tennis shoes
  • Sunglasses with loss protector/keeper, with UV protection
  • Sunscreen (you’ll be at over 8000′ altitude – lots of UV exposure)
  • Hat for sun protection (tie-on)
  • A personal water bottle that can be secured (with a clip)

Why Choose Dvorak Expeditions for the Numbers?

Located near Buena Vista and Salida, CO, The Numbers section of the Arkansas River offers some of the most thrilling Class II-V rapids in Colorado. With its steep drops, technical maneuvers, and continuous whitewater, The Numbers provides an exhilarating challenge for rafters of all skill levels.


Gratuities are not included in your trip cost. While tipping is done at your discretion, tipping is one of the gauges we use in terms of customer satisfaction. If you are ever not satisfied, please let us know so that we can adjust our expeditions in the future.

Expert Guides and Small Group Dynamics

At Dvorak Expeditions, we believe in providing personalized experiences with low guest-to-guide ratios, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the wilderness and nature at its best. Our professional guides are dedicated to ensuring your safety and enjoyment from the moment you book your trip to navigating the rapids of The Numbers.

Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline-fueled day on the river or a multi-day expedition through breathtaking scenery, Dvorak Expeditions has the perfect whitewater rafting trip for you. Contact our experienced staff today at (719)539-6851 to start planning your unforgettable adventure on The Numbers with Dvorak Expeditions. Experience the thrill and beauty of The Numbers with the premier outfitter on the Arkansas River.