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Buffalo Joe's Whitewater Rafting

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Address: 801 Front Loop, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone Number: +1 719-581-7550
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Description: Our whitewater rafting adventures are run on the Arkansas River from May...
Our whitewater rafting adventures are run on the Arkansas River from May 1st through September 15th, beginning north of Buena Vista and continuing south through Brown's Canyon which has recently been designated a National Monument! For the experienced rafters we also offer the more challenging Royal Gorge and Numbers sections of the Arkansas. You'll love our brand new headquarters on the river in downtown Buena Vista's South Main neighborhood. Not only are we among the oldest and safest rafting company's, but we're the only rafting company on the Arkansas River that's walking distance to your hotel room, restaurants, shops and parks! We proudly serve our famous STEAK lunch on all full day trips! Hope to see you on the river soon!
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Fun rafting experience with amazing views!

We had a positively wonderful full-day rafting experience through Brown's Canyon. The steak lunch was unbelievable! I haven't eaten so much in one sitting in years, but it was so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Laramie, Wyoming
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Laramie, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had a positively wonderful full-day rafting experience through Brown's Canyon. The steak lunch was unbelievable! I haven't eaten so much in one sitting in years, but it was so good that I couldn't resist seconds! Be sure to ask for Johnny as your guide-- he's experienced, kind, and really great with kids (I had my 12-y.o. son with me).... More 

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We go rafting with BJ's every year- since 2005!!! We always have a great experience, whether we do a half day, full day or overnight. The staff in the office are always amazing and so friendly and helpful. This year our guide was Corbin, and he was so much fun. Can't wait for next year!!

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We took the all day raft trip with lunch through Browns Canyon and our guides were absolutely incredible. Paul & Tim were amazing, outgoing, informative, friendly and funny all the while making sure we were all safe and having a great time! They prepared a riverside, cliff top lunch of grilled steak, corn on the cob (in the husks) along... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Our family visits Buena Vista, CO every year. When we want a great day of family fun we sign up for the full day, Brown's Canyon raft trip through Buffalo Joe's. The boat puts in right in Buena Vista so there is no bus ride before put in. On the full day trip, you stop for a grilled steak lunch... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had an amazing time!! A cousins reunion, we had three rafts full of family. I was concerned about my 6 year old son; we've never rafted before. He had the time of his life and has told everyone that it was his favorite adventure. This was a bucket list adventure for me and I was not disappointed. My cousins... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The staff at Buffalo Joe's was the most professional,courteous and organized of the four rafting trips we have taken over the last 15 years. Our guide was very experienced and did a great job at leading us without being bossy. He also entertained and informed us as we floated past landmarks along the river.

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This Co. is more about wanting you to have a great time. Unlike other rafting companies we have used where you are just another body to get down the river. Johnny was our guide and her was great. He gave us plenty of description of what was coming up and what to look for as well as her was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The whole trip was great! Our guide was very good, we all stayed in the boat! The river and scenery were beautiful. I definitely recommend this company, and highly recommend renting a wet suit, even in July. That made it perfect.

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denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Buff Joes just moved into a new location and it is a great upgrade. Being right at the put in location with no bus ride to get going is great. The steak lunch is still a highlight and keeps us gong back. Get ready for some action right at the put in, with an exciting rapid or two within the... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I have two tips for you if you want to go rafting on the Arkansas River while you're in town: go with Buffalo Joe's and request Corbin as your guide.

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