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Browns Canyon Rafting

30375 N. Hwy 24, Buena Vista, CO 81211
+1 719-275-2890
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Ranked #7 of 22 Activities in Buena Vista
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: Browns Canyon Rafting offers Colorado whitewater adventures and tours on the Arkansas River and...
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Browns Canyon Rafting offers Colorado whitewater adventures and tours on the Arkansas River and Clear Creek. We offer half day to four day rafting, inflatable kayaking, hard shell kayaking, and rock climbing trips and lessons. We also offer zip lines, horseback riding, ATV rentals, hot springs, and more. Get away from the crowds! We are an experienced, smaller, personable outfitter that would be delighted to help you plan your next adventure and experience the beauty of the Colorado rocky mountains with you. We would love it if you joined our Browns Canyon Rafting family! We cater to all ages and ability levels. From scenic flat water floats to extreme heart pumping class five adventures and everything in between. Browns Canyon Rafting has outposts located in both Buena Vista as well as Idaho Springs, Colorado. Our locations are near Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Fort Collins, Keystone, Frisco, Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen and Glenwood Springs. Our highest priority is to provide guest with a safe fun filled Colorado rafting experience. Come play with us on a Colorado white water rafting adventure today!

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San Diego, California
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I came to Colorado to visit some family in August. This was my second time going with this company. We went rafting on the Brown's Canyon full day trip. We had the best time. Everything was great from the friendly office staff, a very fresh and nice lunch, knowledgeable guides, new equipment, fun rapids, and beautiful views. Our guide knew... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

In late July we hired a guide from Brown’s to take us kayaking on the Arkansas River for the day. It was awful. It felt as if Brown’s had just been sued for taking someone on too wild a ride and had received a court order to provide only the most unexciting trips imaginable. Our guide made no effort to... More 

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Kassy B, Manager at Browns Canyon Rafting, responded to this review

I would first like to thank you for your review. We are always trying to improve, and cannot do so without feedback from you. I apologize for the lack luster experience that you feel you’ve had with Browns Canyon Rafting. As a company, and as employees who are passionate about our jobs, a review like yours is really the last... More 

Portage, Michigan
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is the place to go for a great rafting trip on the Arkansas River in Colorado. The people were extra nice and helpful. We not only did rafting but they did individual lessons in rock climbing for one of our group. Outstanding place to visit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

had a great time rafting the brown canyon. We hired a full day rafting which was about 7 hours in water. we started around 10 and was back by 4. they had the lunch provided which was impressive on the river side. the rafting guides were awesome, they explained the canyons which was interesting. the first half of the rafting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a great trip with our guide Mark. The river started out a bit slow and easy and then got a bit more exciting. There are a few hairy areas where you will have to follow directions and may fall off the raft. They definitely made the trip much more exciting and worth it!

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Fountain Hills, Arizona, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The river views were great, but to say this is a trip that could be done by a child is very wrong. If I had my 7 yr old nephew I do not think he will made it. The guide Mark could not navigate several rocks. The raft got stuck several times and finally dumped 4 rafters. Luckily guide John's... More 

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Tulsa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very friendly folks out here. We will return. From the helpful front office to our raft guide, we had a blast riding the Arkansas River on a half day trip. Our guide was very informative on the geologic history as we drifted past unique and daunting rock formations. He was very organized and motivated us to ride the river, which... More 

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Browns Canyon Rafting company was amazing. Their staff is very friendly and helpful, they like to have just as much fun on the river as their guests. My groups guide was Tom and he was awesome. We had pretty nice weather for our afternoon raft trip so we really lucked out considering this is our monsoon season. I live in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Awesome trip. My family enjoyed it from the 6 yro to the oldest in the group. We were hoping to sneak another trip on the last day of our trip but time did not permit. We highly recommend to others who are beginners and new to rafting. The crew there make you feel safe and well entertained. we hope to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our guide was very experienced and made us feel very safe. The lunch he prepared on the river was delicious and the presentation was awesome. Thanks Zach and Brown's Canyon Rafting!

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