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Raft the nation’s favorite stretch of river, 10 miles through Browns Canyon Arkansas River between May and September. Together with the rest of the crew in your boat, you will work to negotiate the rapids of the classic Browns Canyon National Monument. Just north of Buena Vista, Browns Canyon white water rafting is appropriate for most ages and experience levels, this trip delivers a mix of exhilarating whitewater and the majestic quality of a granite canyon.
Browns Canyon of the Arkansas blast through rapids like Zoom Flume and Pinball. This Browns Canyon Arkansas River adventure goes fewer miles than our Browns Canyon Express trip or our Browns Canyon Sizzler but is perfect for guests with a short time frame. With two departures per day, you can choose what works best for you.
Location: Buena Vista, CO VIEW MAP
Activities: White Water Rafting
Duration: 1/2 Day
Difficulty: Level 4
River Rating: Class III
Minimum Age: 7 years old
For your Browns Canyon Half Day rafting adventure, AVA Rafting & Zipline will provide splash jackets and wetsuits for no extra charge. If you’re not positive about what to bring for your whitewater trip, take a look at the lists we’ve built about gear to bring and suggested items to throw in your bag the day of your excursion.
We took the level 3 white water rafting adventure on the Arkansas River. It was me, my husband and three teenage boys. (our son and two friends). Mind you, I'm no spring chicken and Im not on the skinny side. It took the guide and two boys to get me into the raft but we did it! What an adventure! I fell half way out at one point and Alex grabbed my life jacket and hauled my fat ass back into the raft. I thought it was a hoot but I about gave my husband a heart attack. Alex was a wonderful guide. He knows his job , very experienced.....I felt safe with him. Quite a gentleman....he did his momma proud. This excursion was the highlight of our vacation. To Alex and all the guides who do this job daily, I pray for your safety and well being. Keep on keeping on. Thank you for the great memories. We had a BLAST!!!! Oh and lastly, whenever I see a picture of a Leprechaun, I will surely think of Alex.
Crook was a great guide, knowledgeable and fun! We did the Brown's Canyon trip with a nine year old and it was his favorite thing out of an action packed week-long vacation in Colorado. This company has lots of parking and facilities for changing clothes, a crowd of 42 was easily accommodated on the day we were there. Thanks for the great day AVA!!