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OVERVIEW

Your morning will kick off with the most notorious stretch of whitewater in the country on AVA’s Browns Canyon trip. For a few hours, these Class III rapids will keep you paddling and gawking at the beautiful scenery through the National Monument.

You’ll take a break to indulge in some hot chicken fajitas for lunch before you get geared up for the Rocky Mountain Via Ferrata course. The mountaineering portion of your day will start with ground school before you traverse along the granite cliffside high above the Arkansas River Valley. Between a 75-foot free fall, ascending crags, rappeling down the rock face, and the incredible views, you’ll be smiling from ear to ear after your action-packed day of adventure.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Morning rafting Class III rapids in Browns Canyon
  • Afternoon Via Ferrata tour at the base of the Collegiate Peaks
  • Free wetsuits and splash jackets included
  • Total time on water: approx. 1.5 hours (this varies greatly depending on water levels)
  • Minimum age 12 years old
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Location: Buena Vista, CO VIEW MAPVIEW MAP

Activities: Rafting, Via Ferrata

Duration: Full Day

Difficulty: Level 4

River Rating: Class III

Minimum Age: 12 years old

Price:
from $228 Ages 12+

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

At AVA Rafting & Zipline, we believe you should know what you’re buying and how much you’re going to spend. We believe in added value to make your experience special. We don’t want you to feel “nickel and dimed” when you show up for your trip with us. That’s why we provide wetsuits and splash jackets free of charge on your Browns Canyon rafting trip. You’ll pay over $20 per person with some other outfitters. Your Via Ferrata tour also includes everything you need. We try our best to prepare you with gear lists and suggested things to bring so that you don’t end up paying for unneeded add-ons. 

EQUIPMENT

  • PFD
  • Wetsuit
  • Splash jacket
  • Helmet
  • Via Ferrata Gear

WHAT TO BRING

  • Shoes that will stay securely on your feet… no flip flops or crocs!
  • Fleece and/or quick dry clothing
  • Waterproof sunscreen & sunglasses
  • Cash to tip your raft & Via Ferrata guides!
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ITINERARY

MORNING

  • Meet at the Buena Vista Outpost
  • Gear up for the Browns Canyon rafting trip
  • Meet your guide
  • Paddle through the most famous stretch of whitewater in the country
  • Shuttle back to the Outpost

AFTERNOON

  • Break for a chicken fajita lunch
  • Gear up for the Via Ferrata
  • Make your way up to the Via Ferrata
  • Traverse along the granite rock
  • Conclude your trip with a few ziplines
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DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES

April – August
Daily
8:30 AM

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