Cotopaxi / Arkansas River KOA Activities

White Water Rafting

The Arkansas River is number one in river rafting. More than 300,000 boaters took trips down the river in 1996, more than any other river in the U.S. or the world, for that matter. What makes the Arkansas River so popular are the: Number, size and technical nature of its rapids, length of season, length of river available for rafting, and unsurpassed beauty. Outfitters say the Arkansas offers more excitement per mile than any other river in the west. From family adventure to extreme adventure there is a trip waiting for you.

Fishing

The Arkansas River is a noted brown trout fishery. Dozens of creeks, streams and lakes and literally hundreds of smaller beaver ponds offer quality rainbow, cutthroat and brook fishing. Colorados Division of Wildlife stocks many streams and high mountain lakes with rainbow, cutthroat and other species of trout.

Gold Panning

Bring your pan and on a hot summer afternoon walk to the river, put your feet in the water and maybe you will find some gold. If you dont know how, just borrow our "how to video" and you will be ready in 30 minutes.

Biking and Hiking

Mountain biking and hiking enthusiasts find: great trail variety, some of the top biking/hiking trails in the nation, mild climate and scenic beauty.

Hot Springs

The Salida Hot Springs Swimming Pool provides a variety of activities including lap swimming, water games and hot baths. Temperatures are adjusted for the large lap pool, soaking and kiddy pools. Soothing hot baths offer welcome relaxation after a raft trip, and a massage will relieve sore muscles for mountain bikers and hikers.

Art Shed

Each Saturday from 2-5 the art shed is open for ceramics. Watch the calendar or visit the front desk for other activities that may be planned!