It’s Permit Time!

It’s Permit Time!

It’s early January and the super El Nino is in full effect dumping snow around the West. Things are looking good for Spring runoff. Get ready, it’s permit time! Many of the popular river stretches in the West are permitted and some of those permits are due...
Sale Items

Sale Items

We have drastically discounted select items for maximum savings. We have a great selection of PFD’s, clothing, dry bags  and more. Many items have limited sizes or colors, but you may find just what you’ve been looking for! Outcast Commander Was: $1000...

2015 Inventory Reduction Sale

The time has come. Our annual inventory reduction sale is on. Stop by our showroom at 202 Oak Street in Salida, CO  and take advantage of discounts between 10 and 50 % off on in-stock store items. Almost everything in stock is 10 to 50% off, including frames! Rafts...

Have you felt the melt?

Are you feelin’ it? The Melt is here and it’s time for the: Riverboat Works 12th Annual “Celebrate the Melt” Open House Thursday-Saturday, May 8-10!! It’s time to party!  Join us at Saturday, May 10, at the store for free burgers and...
You know you're a boater when….

You know you're a boater when….

    • January isn’t time for making resolutions but for filling out river permit applications. • All your towels smell like the river no matter how many times you’ve washed them. • A road trip means setting shuttle. • Some of your favorite places begin with...

Made for Shade: The River Sombrero

Earlier in 2014, Riverboat Works became the proud new owner of River Sombrero, the Durango-based company that makes river raft biminis. We are now selling and distributing these shade aids. Riverboat Works owner Ron Ferris says, “We are excited to be the new...

Fishing is golden on the Arkansas

Fans of trout fishing can find the upper Arkansas River under the rainbow now, since it’s been designated as gold.  In January, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission designated 102 miles of the Arkansas River starting near Leadville and flowing down to Parkdale...

Why it’s fun to fly fish and float

Who says you need waders, one stretch of river and no one else around to fly fish? Fishing and floating not only go together, but it’s an effective combination – not to mention, for some people, it’s more fun. Along with lower water, fishing boaters...

River Rafting Permits

January, 2014. When boating season begins, the last thing you want is to get psyched about a river trip and find out you’re too late for a permit. Use early January – which let’s face it, is really one BIG Monday – to get your permits in order....