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Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center in Salida, Colorado

Offering fun-filled adventure and private instrudtion in the Arkansas River Valley.

            “Choose your own adventure”

The Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center has been the premier whitewater kayaking school in the Rocky Mountain West since 1982.  Our cozy Salida outpost offers access to all sections of the famous Arkansas River.  Over a hundred miles of runable river and 3 awesome whitewater parks make this an amazing place to kayak, raft, or stand-up paddle.  Plenty of mellow water offers great beginner runs while classic sections like Brown's Canyon, Royal Gorge, and The Numbers provide epic training grounds for intermediate to advanced paddlers.  We offer group lessons and private lessons as well as half day, full day, and multi-day guided trips.  Professional courses offered in Swiftwater Rescue, L1-L4 Kayak Instructor, and L1-L3 SUP Instructor.  We look forward to paddling with you!

Contact Info
Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center
14825 US Highway 285
Salida, CO 81201
Toll-Free: 800-255-5784
Local Phone: 719-539-2420
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Quick Stats
Location: Salida, CO
Established: 1982
Fun Facts
  • Free Wetsuits for all trips
  • Rafting on the world famous Arkansas River
  • Located in the "Heart of the Rockies"
  • The Rockies premiere kayak school.

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    Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center

    Located In:
    Salida, CO
    Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center Whitewater Rafting Trips
    Our trips may differ slightly from the information shown in the allaboutrivers e-guidebook rafting trips section of this site. Our rafting trips are shown below. Please contact us to learn more about the trips we offer.
    Colorado Rafting Trips by Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center
    Trip Name Meeting
    in Miles
    in Time
    Arkansas River - Afternoon Browns Canyon 1/2 Day (Class III+, Beginner/Intermediate)

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    Arkansas River - Browns Canyon
    12:30 PM  10  4 hours    $59    $49   
    Arkansas River - Morning Browns Canyon 1/2 Day (Class III+, Beginner/Intermediate)

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    Arkansas River - Browns Canyon
    8:30 AM  10  4 hours    $59    $49   
    Arkansas River - Full Day Browns Canyon (Class III+, Beginner/Intermediate) Lunch included

    AllAboutRivers Trip Description For:

    Arkansas River - Browns Canyon
    9:00 AM  16  7.0    $89    $79  X
    Arkansas River - Salida Mild Full Day Town Runs Lunch included

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    Arkansas River - Salida West
    9:00 AM  13  7 hours    $79    $74  X
    Arkansas River - Salida Mild Town Run ½ day

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    Arkansas River - Salida West
    12:30 PM  8.0  4 hours    $49    $44   
    Arkansas River - The Numbers Full Day Trip (Class IV, Advanced) Lunch included

    AllAboutRivers Trip Description For:

    Arkansas River - The Numbers
    9:00 AM  12  7 hours  18    $109    X
    Arkansas River - The Numbers 1/2 Day Trip (Class IV, Advanced)

    AllAboutRivers Trip Description For:

    Arkansas River - The Numbers
    8:30 AM  6.0  4 hours  16    $69     
    Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center Offers These Amenities
  • Wetsuit Rentals
  • Self-Bailing Rafts
  • Oar-Boats
  • Paddle Rafts
  • Gift Shop
  • Splash Jackets
  • Neoprene Booties
  • Guided Inflatable KayakTrips
  • Camping Gear
  • Multi-day Guided Trips
  • Wetsuits - Free
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Raft Rentals
  • Guided Kayak Tours
  • Guided Whitewater Kayak Trips
    Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center General Policies
    Choose your own adventure at the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center! We offer guided trips and professional instruction for whitewater rafting, inflatable kayaking, whitewater kayaking, rock climbing, and mountain biking. Suitable for all ages and ability levels, we can accommodate large groups. Choose from 1/2 day, full day, or multi-sport adventures! Free wetsuits and all needed equipment included. Advanced reservations strongly recommended. Give us a call today to plan your summer adventures 800-255-5784.

    Cancellation/Reservation Policies
    Scheduling is by far the most difficult facet of this industry. Trips require advanced reservations so that we can properly prepare for your adventure.Reservations are strongly recommended. To book a trip, full payment is required. It is very difficult for us to change plans last minute. If you cancel your trip it also means that we could have booked other folks in your place. For these reasons, we must strictly enforce the following cancellation policies. Please contact us if you have any questions. Adventure Cancellation Policy (parties less than 10) • 80% refund outside 14 days of your trip date • 50% refund 14 to 4 days prior to trip date OR a full value rain check - you choose • There will be NO refunds within 72 hours of your trip, you will be charged in full and there will be no rain check option. Bummer! Group & Multi day Adventure Cancellation Policy (parties of 10 or more) • 80% refund outside 30 days of your trip date • 50% refund 30 to 8 days prior to trip date OR a full value rain check - you choose • There will be NO refunds within 7 days of your trip, you will be charged in full and there will be NO rain check option. Bummer! ALL Trips Need to make changes to your trip? There will be a charge of: • 1st change fee of 10.00 • 2nd change fee of 20.00 • 3rd change fee of 40.00. • No changes will be allowed after the 3rd change. Should you not be able to make it on the 3rd change, you will receive NO refund & NO rain check. Bummer! * ALL changes need to be made 14 days in advance. Gift Certificate For those getting gift certificates, please let the redeemer of the gift certificate know that they must call for a reservation. The gift certificate cannot be redeemed on the spot. * * * RMOC reserves the right to change sections of river or cancel any trip, due to severe weather,high water or any other circumstance that might jeopardize the safety of the trip. * * * All trips will take place the date of the trip, rain or shine!
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