2020 Update: This trip is available!
Get the ultimate Colorado whitewater rafting experience in an extension of the classic Browns Canyon this summer! 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 rafting trip. Appropriate for the whole family, this is the perfect option for first-time rafters and a can’t-miss for experienced paddlers.
Browns Canyon river rafting offers the best of the Arkansas River and takes you through a National Monument, including spectacular mountain scenery and thrilling whitewater, all in one action-packed afternoon. Leaving from our office just north of Buena Vista, a Browns Canyon rafting trip is safe for the younger members of your group, but still exciting for the older kids and adults. The Browns Canyon Express is your chance to enjoy Colorado rafting for all ages and ability levels!
Location: Buena Vista, CO VIEW MAP
Activities: White Water Rafting
Duration: 3/4 Day
Difficulty: Level 4
River Rating: Class III
Minimum Age: 7 years old
AVA Rafting & Zipline doesn’t want to leave anyone in the dark with what exactly our trips include – that’s why we’ve built lists for suggestions of what to bring on your adventure. We also will provide each guest with a splash jacket and wetsuit at no extra cost. The majority of other rafting outfitters in the state charge up to an extra $20 a person for the amenities!
7 Days a Week: 12:15PM
Our family had a great time!! Thank you for a great trip. Our guide was “Zee” but I didn’t see her name in the list of guides. She is a great young lady with a wonderful personality!!
Our guide was Goose. That wasn’t a choice, so I just chose one name to fill in the required field. Goose mentioned to us that he was a rookie. We got that! A few times he admitted that it was because of him that we got stuck on rocks. That was fine. He was concerned about our safety so he chose not to have us raft a part of the river. That was fine. It was when WE were asked to carry the raft out of the river, up to the RR tracks. That was NOT fine. My girlfriend and I were not able to carry it. We tried. That left the 3 of them carrying that heavy raft up the hill and on the RR track until another guide came to help. That’s what SHOULD have happened from the beginning. I watched them struggle hauling that raft up that hill. They both lost footing at times. Did I mention that we are in our 60s? Safety first. We get that. We just feel that Goose and his superior used poor judgement by asking US to carry that raft. We still think what might have happened. Unfortunately, that’s the main event of the trip. Not the fun we had. But how we should have asked for someone to help us when we realized the 3 of them had to carry the raft by themselves. Bottom line, we were safe. The other bottom line, the main memory of the Day was not a good one.
Excellent rafting trip - Brown's Canyon Express. The guides were excellent. Safety first, great training and preparation for all ages. The staff was fun and river was awesome. Beautiful experience. Hats off to Alex, our guide. She was terrific.
My family had a great time white water rafting with AVA. Avery was a terrific guide and helped my kids feel like pros during the entire trip while keeping us safe and entertained.
Awesome day spent on the Arkansas River rafting Class lll in Browns Canyon. It's a must for every family!! Ask for FISH!