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3 Day Mild to Wild

  • Location

    Granite Outpost: 14 miles north of Buena Vista in Central Colorado

  • Duration

    Trip Time: 3 days

  • Difficulty

    Advanced+ Whitewater

  • Price

    Primary $719.00 Adult Ages 15+

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3 Day Mild to Wild

This Colorado rafting trip has it all!

  • Includes the following meals: day 1 - lunch & dinner | day 2 - breakfast, lunch & dinner | day 3 - breakfast & lunch
  • Wetsuits and splash jackets included free of charge for your safety and convenience
  • Free coffee at outpost
  • Includes whitewater rafting intermediate to advanced+, inflatable kayaks, rapelling and rock climbing - no experience necessary
  • 3 Days, 2 Nights
  • Intermediate-Advanced+
  • Check in: 8 am at Granite Outpost, 14 miles north of Buena Vista and 19 miles south of Leadville.

The ultimate overnight white water wilderness rafting experience in Colorado! This overnight trip is designed to give you all the excitement the Arkansas River has to offer. This trip starts out above Browns Canyon in the Arkansas Valley and ends wild in the Class IV & V headwaters of the Arkansas River. This trip offers rafting of all levels in multiple sections, inflatable kayaks, rock climbing, and rappelling. It's a river trip for the adventurous and will not disappoint.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: We’ll raft some awesome class III rapids then set up camp in the beautiful Browns Canyon.  After the tents are up and the sleeping bags are laid out, you will sit back and relax while our guides prepare a delicious dinner. This canyon is a proposed federal wilderness area where you can truly unplug and "get away from it all."

Day 2: Wake up to a delicious breakfast and it’s back to the river for more wilderness rafting in Browns Canyon through rapids like Zoom Flume, the Seven Stairs and Seidel’s Suckhole. After a riverside lunch, you'll jump into Inflatable Kayaks (“duckies”) and paddle them to the take out above the mountain town of Salida.  At the end of your second day on the river, we’ll pick you up and drive you upstream to your next riverside camp. The fun's not over for the day! Spend the remainder of the afternoon rock climbing in the Granite Gorge. No experience necessary; we'll teach you all you need to know.

Day 3: On the third morning, after a hearty breakfast, prepare to run the most exhilarating whitewater on the Arkansas, the Class IV & V Pine Creek and the Numbers—also known as “The Gauntlet!” But first you'll rappel from your camp into Granite Gorge, where you'll meet your rafts at the river for this incredible day. This trip is for the adventurous.

More Information

  • Wetsuits, splash jackets, helmets, and life jackets all provided for your convenience and comfort
  • Tents, sleeping pads, chairs, tables, firewood all provided
  • Guests need to bring: personal warm clothing, rain coat, shoes for rafting and dry shoes for camp, sleeping bag (available to rent ahead of time, please notify us before the day of your trip)
  • A gear raft will accompany you, carrying all personal belongings, provisions, and camping equipment
  • Approximately 35 miles of river travel
  • Trips depart Tuesdays & Saturdays
  • AVA reserves the right to change age requirements on all of our Colorado river rafting trips depending on water levels and individual qualifications
  • Alcohol permitted but no glass please
  • Now offering delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner options as an add on to this trip!

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