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Half-Day Whitewater Rafting in Browns Canyon

  • Experience some of Colorado’s most popular rapids

  • Choose from two convenient start times

  • Use a provided life jacket and helmet

Half-Day Whitewater Rafting in Browns Canyon
From US$75.95
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Afternoon Trip 12:45pmMost Popular
Check-in time is 12:45 PM. Paddle 10 miles through Browns Canyon National Monument, return by 5PM.
From US$75.95
Morning Trip 8am
Check-in time is 8AM. Paddle 10 miles through Browns Canyon National Monument, return around noon.
From US$75.95
Discover some of Colorado’s top rapids on a 3-hour whitewater rafting excursion. Offered at two daily times, you can choose a morning or afternoon trip, depending on your schedule. After basic instruction from your tour leader, suit up in a provided life vest and helmet and get ready to paddle. Together with your group, spend 1-2 hours along class III rapids, such as Raft Ripper, Zoom Flume, and Pinball.
What to Expect
Get ready for a thrilling 4-hours (varies with water level) when you meet at the Rafting Office on Hwy 285 South in Buena Vista at your chosen time. Your rafting trip leader will talk you through what to wear, where to be and what to expect on your trip down the Arkansas river located in Browns Canyon National Monument. 

After your trip leader educates you with a whitewater rafting safety talk, you will be suited up with a life jacket, helmet and a guide.  Head out to the river, you are now ready to raft several Class III whitewater rapids such as Pinball, Zoom Flume, and Raft Ripper. 

A bus will pick you up 10 miles downstream from where you started and bring you back to the Rafting office where you will dry off and continue with your day.

Lunch is available before or after your trip at the Rafting office riverside pavilion.
Reviews (192)
1 - 5 of 192 reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We had a blast rafting. The guides were amazing. Everything from check in till the end of the experience was wonderful. The guides and staff were so friendly, energetic and engaging etc.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Fearless796118
Reviewed 3 October 2018
Great day on the water!

Took two teenage boys out for their first rafting trip. Put them up front and it was incredible views, great guide, and a ton of fun. Highly recommend this company. We also did the aerial park on a different day which was fun, challenging and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mdamorris
Reviewed 31 August 2018
Excellent rafting trip with Spencer!

We went on a half day rafting trip with Spencer with a group from Young Life's Trail West Lodge and loved every minute! Despite the low water levels, Spencer made the trip fun and navigated the river well. My kids loved his stories and how...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jlh272
Reviewed 30 August 2018
Great time

Destipite very low wter level we had a very nice trip on lower Browns Canyon. Great staff and great organization.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank andrea1961
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile
A great family adventure!

For most of our family this was our first rafring experience and it was so fun. The water on the Arkansas river was lower than normal but the class 3 rapids were still exciting. Our guide was a very engaging,fun and knowledgable young man. He...More

Thank pedsrn
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