Pine Creek Half Day with Rappel
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OVERVIEW

Rappel down to your raft before hitting the biggest Class V on the Arkansas River! We’ll head to Granite Gorge and rappel 75 feet down toward your awaiting raft. Next you’ll encounter the most continuous rapids in the state. Pine Creek rafting is a true adventure. The gradient drops an astounding 200 feet with a must-make crux move.

If you’re thinking about doing the Pine Creek rafting half day trip, make sure you consider the full day Gauntlet trip (Pine Creek and Numbers sections combined into a full day with lunch) or the Gauntlet with Rappel. We guarantee–when you have to get out at the end of the Pine Creek half day, you’re going to wish you were still on the river rafting through the Numbers!

77% of the people who ran Pine Creek in 2016 chose to go with AVA. Our experience on this section is unmatched. Pine Creek Rapid is across the street from our Arkansas River Granite Outpost and allows us to see and run this section daily.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rappel into Granite Gorge to the Arkansas River
  • Wetsuits and Splash jackets included
  • Now offering delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner options as an add on to this trip!
  • Approximately 10 miles on the river | 2 hour river time
  • Half Day Advanced+ rafting trip on the Pine Creek, the most advanced section of the Arkansas River
  • Trip demands good physical condition
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Location: Buena Vista, CO VIEW MAPVIEW MAP

Activities: Rafting

Duration: 1/2 Day

Difficulty: Level 6

River Rating: Class V

Minimum Age: 15 years old

Price:
from $157 Ages 15+

Visitors Rated 4.5 / 5.0 based on 654 ratings for Arkansas River Rafting Tour.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

Start this Class V whitewater stretch is best paired with a rappel down the granite rock face, and AVA Rafting & Zipline will have you all set up with the right equipment for both activities. We even will provide splash jackets and wetsuits on your Pine Creek half day rafting trip free of charge. Many rafting outfitters on the Arkansas River will charge you up to $20 a person for these amenities.

EQUIPMENT

  • PFD
  • Wetsuit
  • Splash jacket
  • Helmet
  • Climbing Gear

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Cabins & Camping Available Onsite for Additional Cost

WHAT TO BRING

  • Shoes that stay secure to your feet
  • No crocs or flip flops!
  • Fleece and/or quick dry clothing
  • Waterproof sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash to tip your Arkansas River guide!
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ITINERARY

DAY 1

  • Meet at the Buena Vista Outpost at 7:45am
  • Gear up & head out to the rappel in Granite Gorge
  • Descend 75 feet to your boat & meet your guide
  • Hit the rapids of Pine Creek!
  • Class III & IV rapids of Granite Gorge
  • Step it up through the Rite of Passage
  • Shuttle back to the Outpost
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DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES

May – August
Daily
7:45 AM

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