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Browns Canyon Rafting

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Address: 30375 Hwy 24, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone Number: +1 719-275-2890
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Browns Canyon Rafting offers Colorado whitewater adventures and tours on...

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.

Come make memories with us today!

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Great Fun in Buena Vista

We were over for the Leadville 100 and decided to have an action packed morning. This was a fantastic experience, Browns was a great company with enthusiastic staff. Our guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2015
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We were over for the Leadville 100 and decided to have an action packed morning. This was a fantastic experience, Browns was a great company with enthusiastic staff. Our guide Tyler made us feel safe and was really knowledgeable about the area. A brilliant experience for all who enjoy the great outdoors.

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Readington Twp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Browns Canyon is a beautiful place to raft and depending on the time of year, your trip will be calm to heart pounding. August is calm as the water is lower, but does present some challenges and fun. Always a good idea to rent booties (in my opinion) as the water is from snow melt, especially early in the year!!... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This was a lot of fun! Even though the air temp was about 68 and the water temp about 56, I was not cold at all. The instructors were all diligent in reviewing safety procedures and we had a great day on the Arkansas River. Everything in Colorado is so spectacular! I would highly recommend this adventure!

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Thank Dina F
Portage, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had a really fun half day rafting on the Arkansas River. The Browns Canyon Rafting staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and humorous, making the trip very enjoyable. The guides know the river very well and were able to maneuver the raft and help the paddlers experience the beautiful river, it's white water and the scenery. We highly recommend them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

The guys and gals at Browns Canyon Rafting were awesome! Very knowledgeable about the river and surrounding areas. I would recommend this as a must do while in the area.

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I booked a half day rafting with Browns Canyon Rafting this summer and we loved every minute! The staff were helpful, friendly, encouraging and reassuring every step of the way. All of us were experiencing our first time rafting, and it was splendid. We were challenged along the journey, but I never felt like there wasn't anything... More 

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Thank Kelsey H
Hackensack, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I had such a great time rafting. The guides are great and very helpful. I went in Browns Canyon and it was great. I had so much fun. Also Rock climbing there is great. I am definitely coming back in the future.

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a great ride down the Numbers run of class IV rapids. Zach was a fantastic guide, technically proficient, fun, and very knowledgeable about the history and geology of the area. We would recommend them to anyone and will go back again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Three of us decided on short notice to raft Browns Canyon (new national monument) on the half-day rafting experience. Tess provided color commentary on the van ride (15 minutes) to our 4-raft group. Kevin was an outstanding guide and brought a great sense of humor along with real knowledge of the area and interesting and informative commentary. Our trip was... More 

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Thank Barry M
Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My family and I decided to spend our Saturday rafting the beautiful Browns Canyon. We chose the half-day rafting trip which was perfect, but they do many tours from full-day, overnighters and different levels of rapids also.. We arrived a half an hour early which worked out great because we had time to get everything ready before the trip. The... More 

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