We are the go-to shop for Salida rafting, kayaking, tubing and SUP adventures. We were founded in 1985 in the scenic Arkansas River Valley of Colorado by outdoor educators and outdoorsman. As early pioneers of western whitewater river rafting in the Rocky Mountains, we own the first outfitter license by the state of Colorado. We are proud to be a family-run business, with over 60,000 miles of river running experience.
We want everyone to share our love of the Arkansas River! It may be a rafting trip today, a SUP rental tomorrow, or paddling an inflatable kayak through class II rapids into downtown Salida. Our shop is conveniently located in Salida, CO just minutes from the Arkansas River. We are the experts on Salida rafting and water sports!
We have all of your inflatable watercraft needs covered. We have inflatable kayak rentals, raft rentals, paddleboard rentals, and of course, PFDs and paddles.
Rent a float tube and go for a ride on the Arkansas River or drive out to a lake and have the best day ever. Tubes are a simple and straightforward way to get on the water and enjoy some of the best that Salida has to offer.
Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP) are one of the most incredible ways to experience the river or lakes near Salida and the Arkansas Valley. Ask for directions to the nearest body of water suitable for your skill level or get a lesson from a pro and get comfortable on the river so you can walk on water and experience the fastest growing sport in the world.
Inflatable Kayaks (IK) or a (Ducky) is the most forgiving inflatable personal craft that exists. We use nothing but the highest quality Hyside IKs that provide the most stable and predictable ride possible on the Arkansas River or any of the nearby lakes in the Arkansas Valley.
MINI ME RAFT
Rent a Hyside Mini Me raft and go for a miniature adventure. Don’t let the size of this raft fool you. They are small but mighty! Keep it straight in the rapids and you can run just about anything.
LARGE PADDLE RAFT
Rent a full-sized paddle raft for your whole crew or just 2. Sizes range from 12′ to 16′ and can accommodate up to 8 people in one raft. Each rental will come with gear for 2 people. Additional items available for whatever your needs may be.
Boogie Boards will put you face to face with the waves and get you up close and personal with the river in a way you’ve never experienced. Get the ultimate feel for the river while you get pitted in the Salida play waves.
Dvorak Expeditions offers rafting trips on some of the West‘s most amazing rivers. Whether you‘re looking for day trips on the Arkansas, or want to enjoy our Music on the Water trip down the Dolores River, we have a trip for everyone.
The world renowned Arkansas River lies on the outskirts of Salida, Colorado, and with wide-ranging options from beginner to advanced class V rapids, it will provide a challenge for even the most experienced whitewater rafters. Browns Canyon is a popular rafting day trip where rafters will paddle class III and IV rapids through the spectacular pink canyon walls surrounded by remote wilderness. The views can’t be beat – from awe-inspiring canyons to the snow covered Sangre de Cristo Mountains and frequent wildlife sightings, Salida rafting is world famous for a reason!
We also offer rafting trips down the Colorado River, Gunnison River, Dolores River, Green River, and more – click Book Now for more information!