Buy, Sell, Swap river gear at Riverboat Works Boat Swap

Where: Chaffee County Fairgrounds, 10165 County Road 120, Salida, CO When: This event has been postponed. With the uncertainty of COVID-19, we are not certain when to reschedule it for. Please revisit the website for updates. Come meet the Women's National Rafting...

April 16′ Fishing Report on the Ark

April 16′ Fishing Report on the Ark

  Happy Spring Fishing and Floating With the water low and clear, the river is starting to heat up. Literally and figuratively. The bugs are numerous and varied under the rocks, in the water column, and for periods everyday, on the surface. Fishing pressure from...

March 16′ Fishing Report on the Ark

March 16′ Fishing Report on the Ark

Greetings from the Upper Arkansas Valley. Even though we know Spring is not really here yet, it sure feels like it's close. March and April can see their share of Winter weather and the occasional heavy snow, but for the most part, the River is waking up. The recent...

Enhancing Your Layover Days

Enhancing Your Layover Days

Layover days provide the ultimate group camping experience on the river. Perfect for bonding and merriment, these days are set aside for doing everything, absolutely nothing, or something in between. To make the most of your "days off" bring along these easily...

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 as soon...

Friends, Family, & Fun In Desolation

Friends, Family, & Fun In Desolation

On August 8th, 2015 a couple of RBW staff members, friends, and family launched from Sand Wash, Utah on a 7 day Desolation-Gray river trip. We initially had eleven of us on the trip, but met up with another family from Salida that had bailed on their San Juan trip due...

67th Annual FIBArk Whitewater Festival

67th Annual FIBArk Whitewater Festival

FIBArk, America's oldest whitewater festival is coming to Salida Colorado on June 18-21 and with the above average snowpack still holding strong, it's sure to be an exciting time. Whether you are a participant or just a spectator, the festival has something for...

Have you felt the melt?

Are you feelin' it? The Melt is here and it's time for the: RAFTING FRAMES 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 beer from 5-7 p.m. Then we'll head...

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...