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


Class IV (Advanced, high intensity)


$125 adults
+ 12% land use fee


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

Required rafting gear included.


Mid- to late-June through mid-August

Approximate Pick-Up and Drop-Off Time:

AM: 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (7 hours)

(see trip options for the PM, self-drive Number Express)

Put In:

The Numbers

Take Out:

Railroad Bridge

Minimum age and weight:

The minimum age for this trip is 16 years old and at least 100 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.

The Numbers Trip Options:

    • The Numbers Express

      The Numbers Express is an afternoon-only, self-drive whitewater rafting trip in which guests drive themselves to meet guides at the Timberline Tours boathouse in Granite, CO. Snacks, refreshments, and required rafting gear are included.

    • Price: $110 per person (+12% land use fee). Approximate trip time: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (3 hours). All other details, same as above.

Learn More

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