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Rappel into the Gauntlet

  • Location

    Granite Outpost: 14 miles north of Buena Vista in Central Colorado

  • Duration

    Trip Time: 7 hrs
    Water Time: 4 hrs

  • Difficulty

    Advanced+ Whitewater

  • Price

    Primary $204.00 Adult Age 15+

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The Gauntlet with Rappel

A Seriously Adrenaline-Packed Day!

  • Wetsuits and splash jackets provided free of charge
  • Now offering delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner options as an add on to this trip!
  • Full Day Advanced+ Rafting
  • Start your day with a 75-foot rappel to your rafting waiting on the river
  • Approximately 18 miles of travel down river
  • Check In: 7:45 am at our Granite Outpost, 14 miles north of Buena Vista and 19 miles south of Leadville

The Gauntlet with Rappel Rafting Trip Details:

  • Features steepest rapid in the state of Colorado
  • Most advanced section of Arkansas River white water rafting

Start your day with a boost of extra adventure. No need for coffee, we'll get your adrenaline flowing with a rappel into the Granite Gorge, where you'll meet your raft for The Gauntlet Pine Creek & The Numbers rafting trips. 

After your rappel, you'll launch into the most advanced rafting offered on the Arkansas River in Colorado. Pine Creek and the Numbers Arkansas River rafting trip is chock full of Class III-V rapids and is far and away the steepest and most continuous whitewater on the Arkansas River. 

The trip lets you warm up with the Class III-IV rapids in Granite Gorge, one of the most scenic spots on the Arkansas River, and then follows with the nonstop whitewater of Pine Creek and The Numbers.

AVA runs more guests down these sections of the Arkansas River than any other company in Colorado, so you're in good hands with highly experienced and safe river guides. So get ready to blast down the Arkansas River and enjoy the most technical, steepest, and most continuous sections of whitewater rafting the Arkansas River and Colorado has to offer.

The only way to squeeze more adventure into one day is with our Rafting + Zipline package The Gauntlet with Rappel + Zipline! Wowzers, that is a lot of fun.

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