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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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Description: 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. 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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Fun half day rafting trip on the Arkansas River

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Portage, Michigan
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Portage, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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

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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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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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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Hudson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our family had a great time! We had a wonderful guide, Mike. He made the trip fun and interesting. we were first time rafters and the Rapids were very doable. We would do this trip again, maybe longer the second time and try more rapids.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We did the smaller raft today. Team extreme and Mike was our guide. Really enjoyed our trip it ran from 1p to about 5:30p. We took a bus to where the raft where we entered the river. We did have wetsuits and booties but most went in shorts and swim suits. The smaller raft does get a bit wetter. The... More 

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A group of 4 of us booked the 1/2 day Browns Canyon trip and it was an amazing experience. Our guide Tyler made everyone feel safe and in control of the raft at all times and his knowledge of the surrounding landscape was exceptional. Even my partner who was scared when we booked felt at ease and wants to come... More 

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