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How Does National Monument Status Affect Rafting in Browns Canyon?

So, now that Browns Canyon is a National Monument and federally protected, you’re probably asking yourself how this will affect opportunities to raft the white waters of the Arkansas River. Bill Dvorak was an integral part is securing national monument status for Browns Canyon, and ensuring the tradition of whitewater rafting was an important aspect of this conservation initiative.

Whitewater rafting continues in Browns Canyon

Since management of the Arkansas River will remain the same, the tradition whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River will continue for generations to come. But now that Browns Canyon is a national monument, there are other areas of the park that are now protected and maintained, like the unparalleled rafting, kayaking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, climbing and hiking. Monument status will also protect historic water and grazing rights. No new roads will be constructed in order to protect the area’s wildlife, but public access to already existing roads will still be allowed.

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The Dvorak family offers family friendly, multi-sport exclusive and custom designed Arkansas River expeditions. This Colorado river offers 125 miles of white water from Class II-V. Book a quick half day trip, or take your time to explore the sights with a 4-day rafting adventure from May to September, 2015. See why Browns Canyon was worth the 23 years it took to get it monument status. Situated in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, the Arkansas River drops over 5,000 feet over its first 125 miles from its headwaters in Leadville, Colorado through the pink granite walls of Browns Canyon adjacent to Browns Canyon Wilderness Area into the 1,000 foot shadows of the famous Royal Gorge. The 2015 season is right around the corner. Call us now and book the summer vacation of a lifetime.