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3/4 Day

Afternoon Rafting Trips  ¾ Day

When you don’t have time for a full day but you want more than a half day, don’t forget we offer a ¾ day option!  With a midday start, you’ll have plenty of time to run errands, do a quicker morning activity, or sleep in before heading to the river.  You’ll get have over 50% more time on the river than you would on a half day trip, but it still fits comfortably into a busy day.

The Browns Canyon Express 


Outer Limits 3/4 Day

Browns Canyon Express

One of AVA's most popular trips!

Although AVA offers morning and afternoon half day options, most people prefer the added excitement of our ¾ day Express trip.  You’ll get to take on some of the biggest rapids that Browns Canyon has to offer, including the notorious Seidel’s Suckhole, which is not included on the half day trip. 

This afternoon rafting trip provides 3-4 hours of time on the river.  Grab an early lunch in Leadville or Buena Vista before checking in – we’ll get you back to your car in time for dinner. 

  • Class II-III intermediate family whitewater
  • Exciting rapids like Zoom Flume, Seidel’s Suckhole, and Pinball
  • Appropriate for ages 7 and up
  • Minimum weight 50 lbs.
  • Checks in at 12pm
  • Returns at 5:30-6pm
  • Rafting gear provided: wetsuit, splash jacket, life jacket, helmet
  • Passes through a proposed wilderness area

Looking for something just a little longer?  Upgrade to our full day Browns Canyon Sizzler and raft the entirety of Browns Canyon – nearly 24 miles!  We’ll stop mid-trip for a riverside, sizzling fajita lunch. 

Or mix it up and package the Browns Canyon Express with a morning zip lining trip, where you’ll get your heart racing as you fly through the trees and cliffs above the Arkansas Valley.  We’ll provide a hearty deli style lunch before you head to the river.

Looking for other great activities to fill the morning before your ¾ day trip starts? The Arkansas Valley has plenty of fun activities. In addition to zip lining, check out rock climbing, horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking, biking, jeep tours, and more!