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Browns Canyon Whitewater Rafting Trips in Colorado

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Half Day - 4 Hours
Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 10-12
3/4 Day - 4.5 Hours
Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 10-12
Full Day - 7.5 Hours
Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 10-12

Enjoy whitewater thrills on the Arkansas River!

Rapids: Class II-III

Ages 10+ May, July, August and September
Ages 13+ in June (high water)

Paddle through the pink Granite walls of Browns Canyon National Monument and enjoy whitewater thrills on the Arkansas River. Put in near Buena Vista, Colorado, and travel 12 miles through remote wilderness where wildlife remains in natural beauty under the big Colorado sky.

Browns Canyon National Monument on the Arkansas River is one of the country’s most famous stretches for whitewater rafting.

More Info

  • No experience necessary
  • All equipment and gear included


Gratuities are not included in your trip cost. While tipping is done at your discretion, tipping is one of the gauges we use regarding customer satisfaction. If you are ever unsatisfied, please let us know so we can adjust our expeditions in the future.

What to Bring

  • Splash jackets/pants are provided (or you can bring your own)
  • Nylon shorts and a non-cotton shirt or polypropylene top (fleece top)
  • Light water-resistant jacket
  • Pair of tennis shoes – tie-on preferred (NO sandals) or wet boots
  • Wool socks will help keep feet warm in tennis shoes
  • Sunglasses with loss protector/keeper, with UV protection
  • Sunscreen (you’ll be at over 8000′ altitude – lots of UV exposure)
  • Hat for sun protection (tie-on)
  • Personal water bottle that can be secured (with a clip)