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Browns Canyon rafting trips are the most popular whitewater rafting tours in Colorado and the country. Recently designated a national monument, this beloved section of the Arkansas River boasts 10 miles of Class II-III+ whitewater rapids that are perfect for the whole family. Whether you’re a first time rafter or an experienced paddler, Browns Canyon is the place for you!

Your half-day Browns Canyon trip starts at the Buena Vista whitewater outpost, where your guides will have everything you’ll need to start your Colorado rafting adventure. Expect to get wet as a member of our highly-trained and professional staff guides you through an experience you will not soon forget. Designed to excite, but not intimidate, this Class III trip offers an incredibly scenic view of the Collegiate Peaks, an abundance of protected wildlife and crystal clear Rocky Mountain whitewater. Between rapids, you’ll have time to relax and catch your breath as you get to know your guide and learn more about the majestic views all around you.

Let your guides show you everything that Colorado has to offer as they take you through a truly amazing canyon on a once-in-a-lifetime whitewater rafting adventure.
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Overview
Experience the adrenaline-pumping excitement of a whitewater rafting adventure in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains on this professionally guided, half-day excursion. Ride along the clear, crisp waters of the Arkansas River, from the river’s source in the beautiful Arkansas Valley, with dramatic 14,000 foot peaks to the bottom of the Royal Gorge. Crash through the Class II and III rapids of the Granite Gorge and Browns Canyon National Monument whitewater. All rafting equipment — self-bailing raft, paddle, lifejacket and helmet — are included.
Highlights
  • Take a whitewater rafting adventure in the Rocky Mountains
  • Ride down the Arkansas River
  • Challenge Class II and III rapids
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon departure time
  • All rafting equipment is included
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great people

We just got back from our vacation. We rafted the lower Arkansas. The bad news was that water levels were very low so the lower trip was all that was available. Our guides had no control over that, and obviously more water would have been...More

Thank Thad L
Reviewed 1 week ago
So much fun! Jeremy was fantastic!!!

We had an awesome experience with Jeremy in Brown's Canyon! He was super patient with our six year old and his seemingly endless supply of questions about the river and surroundings. My son got a bit hangry during the trip and after we got back...More

Thank Jess L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Day on the River

We had a wonderful day rafting on the Arkansas River with Browns Canyon Rafting. We were a group of adults and children ranging in age from 6-12. Our guides were Monica and Jeremy. They were outstanding, teaching us good rafting techniques and giving us information...More

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Can't wait to go back!

Had a great first-time experience rafting with Ryan! Totally personable, full of local knowledge without being boring and knew how to make all us "newbies" feel safe, relaxed and pleasantly psyched to try this out. No water where we stayed so took the 2 hour...More

Thank josephkI287CX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great family Colorado whitewater rafting experience!

Our family had an awesome time on our whitewater excursion with Browns Canyon Whitewater Rafting half day trip. The staff at Browns Canyon rafting were very accommodating and friendly in getting us ready to go quickly and on our way to the water for our...More

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Karin A
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The lower water levels actually work in favor of the beginners. The river is slower and the rapids not so aggressive. I felt safe the entire time, the guides are fantastic and really do an excellent job. We took our five... More
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