Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

307 West Sackett Ave., Salida, CO 81201
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.  A variety of rafting and kayaking adventures abound, from novice to expert, from roiling rapids to gentle riffles. There's a trip to satisfy everyone, and AHRA has 53 professional river outfitters to assist you.  And why not camp a night or two at one of our 101 campsites at 6 of the nicest campgrounds on the river?

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, Pull-thru Sites, 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