Thrilling & Very Active

Browns Canyon Half Day + Zipline Package

This multi-adventure package will keep you energized and smiling the entire day, as you fly through the trees on our Mountaintop Zipline course and then rush the rapids on our Brown’s Canyon whitewater adventure.

The Highlights Of Your Trip

You’ll begin your epic full-day of adventure with the wind in your hair, soaring on our 6-line zipline course. Experience the Arkansas River Valley from above, with views of the Collegiate Peaks Mountain Range the entire way. You’ll then spend the next half of the day cooling off on our Brown’s Canyon half-day trip, as you navigate intermediate rapids while paddling through Brown’s Canyon National Monument.

Minimum age: 7, minimum weight: 50 lbs., maximum weight: 250 lbs.

Book this trip


How much


From $199

Adult 13+

From $184

Ages 7-12 15% off
with promo SUMMERDAZE15


What's included


  • Rafting
  • Ziplining

Trip Length


full day, no lunch


How Hard


Thrilling & Very Active

Who can go

Minimum Age

7 years old & Up

Trip Highlights

A. What to Expect

  • A full day of adventure
  • Half-day zipline tour on our Mountaintop Zipline course
  • Fly across 6 ziplines over the Arkansas River Valley
  • Experience our natural zipline course with platforms built directly into the cliffside
  • Raft approximately 9-10 miles through Browns Canyon National Monument
  • Paddle through class III rapids, with notable rapids including Zoom, Flume, and Pinball
  • Experienced raft and zip guides

B. Trip Itinerary*

  • Arrive at our Buena Vista outpost, where you will meet your guide and gear up for your zipline adventure
  • Ride up to our 6-line zipline course above our outpost
  • Zip through the trees with high-flying excitement for everyone in your party
  • Return to our outpost and break for lunch – please pack a lunch to enjoy between adventures.
  • Meet up with your raft guide and get ready for your whitewater adventure
  • Navigate class III whitewater, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife!
  • Return to our outpost and check out your trip photos

*For some trips, the order of adventures may be switched. Please check your individual booking for exact details.

C. Who will love this trip?

  • Families looking for exciting activities everyone can participate in
  • Groups hoping to try two completely different outdoor experiences
  • Nature lovers looking to explore more of Colorado’s rivers and mountains
  • Groups with kids at least 7 years old

What to expect

On Your Whitewater Rafting + Zipline Adventure

Ziplining in Colorado.

A full day of excitement

Both our Mountaintop Zipline course and Browns Canyon rafting trip are exciting adventures for all ages. Start your adventure with a pulse-pounding zipline tour, flying from cliff to cliff. You’ll journey high into the mountainside, conquering six ziplines and getting to race your group on our 900-foot dual race line.

Next up is your afternoon rafting trip through Browns Canyon. Perfect for beginner through advanced rafters, this trip features family-level whitewater, and your crew will work together to navigate these exciting rapids of the iconic Arkansas River.

View of lake and flowers on the bank in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Unparalleled Scenery

Our zipline tour carries you through densely wooded areas and over rocky cliffs and crags. You will be amazed at how beautiful the snow-capped mountain peaks and Arkansas River are from this aerial view! Unlike courses built on raised platforms, our Mountaintop Zipline is seamlessly woven into the Colorado Rockies, offering a unique chance to adventure in the mountains.

On your rafting adventure, you will be mesmerized by the stunning blue waters of the Arkansas River, while the majestic granite walls of Browns Canyon rise on the banks. Keep a lookout for wildlife sightings, including bighorn sheep, eagles, and trout that add an extra layer of excitement to your trip.

Included Gear & Packing List

All of your gear will be provided for your rafting and zipline excursions. This includes:

  • PFD
  • Wetsuit
  • Splash jacket
  • Helmet
  • Zipline harness
  • Gloves


  • Shoes that will stay securely on your feet… no flip flops or crocs! (Rafting)
  • Fleece and/or quick dry clothing
  • Waterproof sunscreen & sunglasses
  • Closed toed-shoes (Ziplining)
  • Longer pants or shorts that will fit in your zipline harness
  • Lunch
  • Cash to tip your raft & zip guides!
Mountain bike rentals in Colorado at AVA.

Continue the Adventure

Buena Vista and its surrounding area offers plenty to keep you entertained for a weekend or evening trip.

  • Stay at one of our cabins or scenic campsites and wake up refreshed for another day of adventure
  • Continue to explore outdoors with opportunities for hiking, biking, fly-fishing, or horseback riding
  • We know you’re hungry after your full day of adventure! Sample cuisine at one of Buena Vista’s many restaurants or breweries
  • Unwind and rejuvenate at the nearby Cottonwood Hot Springs or Mount Princeton Hot Springs

Trip Location

Rafters on smooth waters.

Buena Vista

40671 US-24
Buena Vista, CO 81211

If using Google Maps, ‘US 24 North’ is incorrect and will take you 10 miles south of us. Type in the address exactly as listed above to ensure correct directions.

On the hunt for a true mountain excursion?  Head to Buena Vista, Colorado to raft through a national monument on our Brown’s Canyon 1/2 day trip, fly above the Arkansas River Valley on our Mountaintop Zipline, or Rock Climb the majestic Granite Gorge Cliffs, where views of the majestic Collegiate Peaks will take your breath away.

AVA’s Buena Vista Outpost is located just over an hour from Summit County and under two and a half hours from Denver, Colorado.


Yes, please bring a lunch to enjoy between adventures.

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