Thrilling & Very Active

Browns Canyon Express

Experience the best of the Arkansas River on this 3/4 day trip through class III rapids and the majestic Browns Canyon National Monument. You’ll get the best of our Brown’s Canyon half-day with even more splashy fun and a later start to your day.

The Highlights Of Your Trip

The Browns Canyon Express is 6 miles longer than the Browns Canyon Half Day and is a great Buena Vista whitewater rafting trip for groups looking for a‭ ‬shorter option than our full-day Browns Canyon Sizzler‭.‬ ‭ First-timers and more experienced rafters alike will enjoy the opportunity to paddle exciting whitewater down Colorado’s most iconic river and explore this national treasure by raft.

Book this trip


How much


From $129

Ages 13+

From $124

Ages 7-12 15% off
with promo SNOWDANCE24


What's included


  • Rafting

Trip Length


3/4 day


How Hard


Thrilling & Very Active

Who can go

Minimum Age

7 years old & Up

What AVA’s Browns Canyon Express RAFTING looks like

What to expect

On Your Whitewater Rafting Adventure

arkansas river rafting

Trip Overview

Experience the ultimate Colorado summer adventure in the Brown’s Canyon Express whitewater rafting  trip. Leaving from our Buena Vista‭ outpost, ‬the Browns Canyon Express is mellow enough for the younger members of your group‭‬‭ ‬but still exciting for the older kids and adults‭.‬ ‭ ‬

This 3/4 day adventure takes you down the best of the Arkansas River, as you paddle through Brown’s Canyon National Monument.‭ Enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery of the Arkansas River and its valley and splash through thrilling whitewater from Fisherman’s Bridge to Stone Bridge. Compare this trip to our half day Brown’s Canyon experience or full day Brown’s Canyon Sizzler.

group paddling through splashier rapids


  • Milder yet exciting class III rapids perfect for all ability levels
  • The chance to raft through a national monument
  • Stunning scenery of the granite walls of Browns Canyon
  • Opportunities for wildlife spotting
group smiling and rafting through whitewater

Trip Itinerary

  • Meet your guide at our Buena Vista outpost
  • Gear up for your adventure
  • Shuttle to the water
  • Listen as your guide instructs you on basic paddling technique
  • Hit the rapids!
  • Paddle through a national monument
  • Enjoy the stunning scenery
  • Return to the outpost and view photos from your trip
Rafters with oars up after Arkansas River rafting trip.

Included Gear & Packing List

All of your gear will be provided for your rafting excursion. This includes:

  • PFD
  • Wetsuit
  • Splash jacket


  • 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 guide

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