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Arkansas River, CO

Bureau of Land Management

The Arkansas River is one of the most popular river-rafting spots in the United States. The area also provides some of the best fishing in Colorado. The spectacular scenery is highlighted by the steep,...[more]

Arkansas River

Address

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
307 West Sackett
Salida, CO 81201
Phone:719-539-7289
Email:dbruns@blm.gov

Directions

The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area extends about 148 miles from Leadville to the Pueblo Reservoir through the towns of Buena Vista, Salida, Canon City, and Florence.

Activities
  • BIKING BIKING
  • BOATING BOATING
  • CAMPING CAMPING
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • HORSEBACK RIDING HORSEBACK RIDING
  • INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
  • OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE
  • PICNICKING PICNICKING
  • WATER SPORTS WATER SPORTS
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
  • WINTER SPORTS WINTER SPORTS
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