Arkansas River Local Information

Arkansas River Weather

Lodging, Cabins and Motels

Bed and Breakfasts – A very popular option for lodging in the Buena Vista and Salida area are the many great and unique bed and breakfasts. We work closely with all of the following locations on our Inn to Inn – a wonderful multi-day trip option that combines fantastic rafting, comfortable lodging and dinner at local restaurants.

Liars Lodge Bed and Breakfast, Buena Vista CO
Liar’s Lodge Bed and Breakfast, Buena Vista, CO – Located on the Arkansas River, Liar’s Lodge offers spacious, comfortable rooms as well as a detached family cabin. Perfect for a romantic weekend or a family getaway. Just a couple mintues outside of Buena Vista – Liar’s Lodge feel like an escape, yet it is close any activity the area has to offer.
Mountain River Inn, Buena Vista, Colorado
Mountain River Inn Bed and Breakfast, Buena Vista, CO – Located just a few minutes outside of Buena Vista, Mountain River Inn sits just a few steps from the Arkansas River. Three comfortable and inviting rooms.
Buffalo Peaks Bed & Breakfast Buena Vista, Colorado
Buffalo Peaks Bed and Breakfast, Buena Vista, CO – Buffalo Peaks Bed and Breakfast is the perfect lodging for your Wilderness Aware River Rafting adventure and we are centrally located one mile from downtown Buena Vista.
Tudor Rose Bed & Breakfast, Salida, CO
Tudor Rose Bed and Breakfast and Chalets, Salida, CO – Surrounded by pinon trees and sweeping mountain views, Tudor Rose offer comfortable rooms in the main house as well as large family cabins.



Arrowhead Point Campground, Buena Vista, Colorado
Arrowhead Point Campground and RV Park, Buena Vista, Colorado – 15 mintues north of Buena Vista, Colorado

Other Arkansas River Local Information

Recommended Colorado Guest Ranches

  • Tumbling River Ranch – Tumbling River is one of the finest guest ranches in the Rockies.
  • North Fork Ranch – The May family has been hosting guests since 1985 and enjoys providing personal attention in an elegant atmosphere.
  • Elk Mountain Ranch – Colorado’s highest guest ranch at 9,600 feet. Remotely located just outside the small town of Buena Vista. Weekly package includes riding, rafting, shooting sports, overnight pack trip, children’s program, evening activities and more.

Other Things to do in Colorado


Colorado Rafting River Guide:

Colorado Rafting River Guide
Check out our detailed information about the rivers you can raft across Colorado.

What Our Guests Say:

I loved my experience at WA and will definitely be back with more people.
Cory D.
You are great to work with and your guides are fun to be around and well trained. Each experience I’ve had with you (3) has been excellent.
Dawn R.
I want to raft again and again and well you get the point…again.
Levi V.
This company is quality. Six years ago I did the same trip with Jack, Ian, and Kelly and the quality is as good today.
Chris G.
This trip surpassed all of my expectations.
Amy B.
This was my first rafting experience and you guys made it awesome! Thank you so much!
Jamie L.
We feel we have found new friends in Wilderness Aware and plan on spending time in the future with you.
Susie S.
This was the highlight of our trip to Colorado!
Beth G.
We had an awesome time! All staff we dealt with were very personable and helpful. I can’t imagine anything you could do to improve!
Rusty B.
Sarah, our guide, was the consummate professional.
Becky M.
I work in safety – wish I could get all our regional safety folks to present their safety meetings with the same enthusiasm and professionalism.
Karla S.
When I made our reservation I knew we were going to have a fantastic time. Everything that happened today exceeded my expectations.
Mark E.
Sarah was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and very fun! Best trip ever, even the low water! We will be back again!
Barbara L.
The trip, your people, your facility never get old.
Fred P.
Pete was great. Extremely friendly and he took great care of us and really put our group first. Our trip was relaxing and fun!
Erin L.
One of the best times of my life!
Dylnn R.
Frenchie was the best guide I’ve ever had! This is a great company and I will definitely be telling friends about it!
Jamin R.
Good job, as usual. Our 5th or 6th trip with WA. Big fans of WA.
Tim S.
It was the best first experience in rafting. Ben was awesome!! Five stars!
Kirby S.
From the enthusiastic greetings when we arrived at the office this am, all service was top notch.
John D.
Family friend always said Wilderness Aware Rafting was the best. I totally agree!
Angie D.
We had an awesome time. I would definitely recommend your company!
Leona H.
Thanks for the great time on the river. You do a super job of taking care of your crews.
Jan P.
We’ve been with a lot of different rafting companies over the years and we have never used the same company twice but everyone on the trip agreed that your company is the best!
Lisa P.
I would like to commend your staff on their great teamwork and enthusiasm. This was the highlight of our trip to Arizona.
Michele E.
Matt was the most enthusiastic and exciting guide I have ever had… and I have done this a lot.
Carl M.
Been rafting six times around the country. Best trip and guide so far.
James H.
Your internet advertising was great. People who answered the phone very helpful and the guides top notch. Seems like your manager has done a wonderful job. I see why you are a successful company.
Phil G.
We started rafting with you in 1988. This is our fourth trip. Will be back.
Jim L.
Best time I’ve had on the river in the past 15 years!!!! Will return soon!!!
Dylan S.
I love the staff!! Very entertaining and welcoming. This was a great rafting experience. I want to come back tomorrow and do it again!
Bailey W.
We booked our trip cold off the internet and found from the very beginning a very friendly and courteous staff that helped out and answered all our questions.
Carolyn W.
The entire staff from reservations to first contact to trip guide was friendly and helpful. Our Scouts had an outstanding time!
Ken T.
Very pleasant and enjoyable experience. Rafted four other times and this was the best.
Linda H.
We have rafted round the world and this is by far the best—best trained guides, best safety, best food, best fun. Thanks.
Jane H.
I have rafted with other companies before but I found your company and Mike, our guide, to be outstanding! I will be back!
Joe M.
Appreciate your professional and fun staff! Will definitely return next year!
Dana Q.
Your staff and guides were so helpful and so much fun. My kids ranked that half-day trip as the highlight of our month long trip!
Patty G.
I started rafting at WA in 1999 and have always had a good time. I highly recommend WA to anyone who wants to raft.
Marty E.
Very professional yet very informal approach—not an easy combination to sustain—nice team—office included.
Mark W.

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