Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

307 West Sackett Ave., Salida, CO 81201
Toll Free: 800-678-2267 Local: 719-539-7289 Fax: 719-539-3771
Region: South Central City: Salida

Overview

Breathtaking! AHRA offers world-class whitewater boating, fishing, sightseeing, bicycling and hiking along 152 miles of the Arkansas River.  Below the towering peaks of the Saguache and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, we have 101 campsites at 6 of the best riverside campgrounds in the valley.  Wildlife abounds, and there's no shortage of adventure to be found - from Fast Track trails to Wet and Wild raft trips to a lazy day fishing or sunning beside the water.  Get the information and maps you need at the AHRA Visitor Center in Salida.

Amenities
Difficulty Levels: Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Discounts: Other: Low Income and Disablity Passes available, Senior Citizen
Facility Amenities: ADA-compliant, Amphitheater, Campsites, Concessions, Fire Pit, Gift Shop, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on site, Pets on Leash Allowed, Picnic Area, Restrooms, Visitor Center on site
General Information: Hours of Operation: AHRA Visitor Center Salida is open 8 - 5 Sunday-Saturday May-Sept; Mon-Fri 8-4:30 Oct-April. Recreation Sites open 24-7 all year long, weather permitting., Office Hours: May-Sept 8-5 Sun-Sat, Oct-April 8-4:30 Mon-Fri, Seasons of Operation: Year round
Guest Information: Family-friendly
Location: Mountain, Riverfront
On-site Activities: ATVing, Biking, Birding, Camping, Canoeing/Rafting/Kayaking, Fishing, Four-wheeling, Hiking/Backpacking, Hiking/Nature Trails, Horseback Riding, Nature/Interpretive Trail, Rafting, River Tubing, Rock Climbing/Rappelling, Scenic Drive, Scenic Overlook, Wildlife Viewing
On-site Lodging: RV Sites, Tent Sites
Payment Methods: Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks, Visa
Rate Information: $ = Less than $100, Cost of Admission: State Parks Pass; VC free
Rentals: 4-wheel Drive, ATV, Bicycle, Canoe/Kayak, Cruiser Bikes, Fishing Boat, Fishing Gear, Horse, Kayak, Kids Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Other: Note: Rentals are through private vendors, Raft, Road Bikes, Safety Gear, Tube
Suitable for Ages: Adults (18+), Children (up to 12), Teens (13-18)
Tour Information: Guided Tours, Self-guided Tours, Tour Schedule: Schedule varies, check with Visitor Center