Pine Creek and The Numbers

Pine Creek and The Numbers combines two intense and exciting sections of the Arkansas River for an unforgettable whitewater rafting experience close to the Vail Valley. On this trip, you’ll raft through two Class IV (Advanced, high-intensity) stretches of whitewater, in addition to the Class IV+/V- (Expert) Pine Creek Rapid in the Pine Creek section. Following the Pine Creek section, a variety of Class III and Class IV rapids keep the activity level ranging from moderate to intense throughout The Numbers section of this trip. Rafters of the Pine Creek and The Numbers sections must be strong swimmers and be in excellent physical condition; previous rafting experience highly recommended. Colorado’s high peaks will delight rafters with scenic views along the way, and Swiss Cheese Rock offers a surprise highlight at the end of an intense and exhilarating trip.


Telephone: 970.476.1414

Reservations: To book Class IV and above, please call our office at 970-476-1414



Class IV and V- (Advanced/Expert, high intensity)


$169 adults + 12% land use fee


Lunch served at Timberline’s boathouse in Granite following the trip.

Required rafting gear included.


Mid- to late-June through mid-August

Approximate Meet and Drop-Off Time:

This trip requires guests to drive to our boathouse in Granite. Please meet at 9:00 am. Plan for a 1.5 hour drive from Vail (see map for directions).

Approximate return to boathouse is between 1:00 and 1:30 pm for lunch.

***Please be aware these time windows include check-in, gear-up, and safety talks.


Put In:

The Timberline Tours boathouse in Granite, CO

Take Out:

Railroad Bridge

Minimum age and weight:

The minimum age for this trip is 15 years old and at least 90 pounds.
Note: These age and weight minimums can vary depending on water level. Please call our offices to discuss age requirements closer to your trip date.

Learn More

What to Wear
Rafting Safety
Paddling Tips
Rafting History: Vail
River Ratings