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.
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.