The Numbers

The Numbers section of the Arkansas River offers an intense yet spectacular whitewater rafting experience close to the Vail Valley. With continuous rapids that are numbered instead of named, The Numbers is a technical section of Class IV river that makes for an athletic, action-packed, and fast-moving trip. Teamwork is the name of the game here. In the milder sections, Colorado’s majestic mountain peaks will awe you with their beauty, and you’ll also enjoy Swiss Cheese Rock, a surprise highlight that comes near the end of the trip.

Telephone: 970.476.1414

Reservations:                                                                                                                             NUMBERS AM – BOOK NOW



Class IV (Advanced, high intensity)


AM: $145 adults + 12% land use fee

PM: $125 adults +12% land use fee

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.


Free coffee and juice bar at the boathouse.

Required rafting gear included.


Mid- to late-June through mid-August

Approximate Meeting Times:

This trip requires guests to drive to our boathouse in Granite. Plan for a 1.5 hour drive from Vail (see map for directions).

AM TIMING: Please meet at 9:00 am. Approximate return to boathouse is between 11:30 and 12:00 pm.

PM TIMING: Please meet at 12:30 PM. Approximate return to boathouse is 2:30 pm.

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


Put In:

The Numbers

Take Out:

Railroad Bridge

Learn More

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