The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area offers six campgrounds along the banks of the Arkansas River. Camping fees at the AHRA sites are $16 per night and $7 per vehicle. A walk-in daily pass for an individual entering a site by means other than a motor vehicle is $3 per day.
With 15 mountains whose summits reach above 14,000 feet, also known as fourteeners, a trip to the Sawatch Range can quickly become a high altitude adventure for anyone who wants to make the climb.
The sky is a beautiful azure blue, the heat of midday sun a contrast to the chill water coursing beneath. The current begins to pick up as the river plunges into the roiling whitewater of Zoom Flume rapid.