Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

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Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
Location Chaffee / Fremont / Lake / Pueblo counties, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Salida, CO
Coordinates 38°32′16″N 105°59′33″W / 38.53778°N 105.99250°W / 38.53778; -105.99250Coordinates: 38°32′16″N 105°59′33″W / 38.53778°N 105.99250°W / 38.53778; -105.99250
Area 6,193 acres (25.06 km2)
Established 1998
Governing body Colorado State Parks

The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) is one of the United States' most popular locations for whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Arkansas River. There is a total of 150 miles of water[1] that extends from Leadville, Colorado to Pueblo, Colorado and contains many different classes of rapids ranging from Class II-V rapids.[2][3] Activities within the area include Bicycle Trails, Fishing Guide Service, Hiking/Nature Trails, Horseback Riding Trails, National Forest, Nature Experience, Nature Preserve, Nature Tours, River Raft Trips, Scenic Highway/Byway, Ski/Snowboard Area, State Park, Water Park, Water Recreation.[4]

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