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Headwaters Institute – Gathering of the Guides

June 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for the 25th annual gathering of the guides! Headwaters Institute is a fun, interactive full day workshop designed for raft guides and river enthusiasts to learn about methods of interpretation, geology of the Upper Arkansas River valley, wildlife around the Arkansas River, boating safety, and more!

Registration is $10 for AROA member guides and $20 for the general public or non-AROA guides. Your registration includes a full day of interactive education, free catered lunch, an after party with free pizza and beer at the Fun Street Family Arcade, and a lot of FREE drawing prizes!

Headwaters is sponsored by Over It. Raft Covers, with support from Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA), Arkansas River Outfitters Association, the BLM and Browns Canyon Brewing Company

Register here.




June 7
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Many GARNA programs require a Liability Release Form be filled out each calendar year.

Your registration is secured upon receipt of payment, as long as there space is still available in a program. If you prefer not to register online (recommended), you may mail a check, made out to “GARNA” to the address below or stop by the office. Please include a note with the program you are registering for. Be aware, some programs sell out quickly, and we cannot confirm your spot with a mailed registration.

PO Box 1522
Salida CO 81201

Cancellation policy:

If we are notified of your need to cancel by 24 hours of program date, your program fee will be refunded except for a $3.00 administrative fee. No refunds within 24 hours or after the event (but most events are transferable). If minimum enrollment has not been met 2 days before program date, programs will be cancelled and we will refund the full amount.

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