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Browns Canyon National Monument Whitewater Rafting provided by Wilderness Aware Rafting

Browns Canyon National Monument Whitewater Rafting

Browns Canyon National Monument Whitewater Rafting
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$92.65
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Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Raft on the most popular white water rafting river in Colorado - the Arkansas River. Check-in with our friendly front desk staff before meeting your guides and getting ready for your trip. After a quick safety orientation, you’ll be ready to head to the river. Upon your return to our office at the conclusion of your trip, you'll have a chance to view photos of your adventure and purchase t-shirts and other souvenirs. Rafting is the best way to experience the stunning beauty of Browns Canyon National Monument. With its boundaries, the National Monument includes one of the most beloved stretches of whitewater – class III-IV rapids that are perfect for all skill levels. Views of 14,000 peaks in the distance, granite rock formations and abundant wildlife are sure to make for an adventure you’ll never forget.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2588P6
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Professional guide • Transportation from our office to and from the river
Exclusions
Gratuities • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
5h
Departure details
12600 US Hwy 24/285, Buena Vista, CO 81211, USA Located in central Colorado, just 2 miles south of Buena Vista in the small, unincorporated town of Johnson Village - on the east side of the Arkansas River. Our location is near most major resort towns including Keystone, Vail and Breckenridge, and 2.5 hours from Denver.
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Professional guide • Transportation from our office to and from the river
Exclusions
Gratuities • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
12600 US Hwy 24/285, Buena Vista, CO 81211, USA Located in central Colorado, just 2 miles south of Buena Vista in the small, unincorporated town of Johnson Village - on the east side of the Arkansas River. Our location is near most major resort towns including Keystone, Vail and Breckenridge, and 2.5 hours from Denver.
Duration
5h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. Avoid cotton material.
Wetsuits, splash jackets and booties available to rent on site
Wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travelers
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Jackie M
Moore, SC14 contributions
Best whitewater rafting experience!
I’m 65 and my grandson is 9 this was an awesome experience for us both! The rapids were awesome and so much fun. Emily was our guide and she was awesome! She was very knowledgeable, friendly and great personality. I highly recommend this company and Emily.
Written July 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Todd H
Nolensville, TN18 contributions
Full Day for our Family of Six on the Arkansas River
Jul 2021
Jake and Danny did a GREAT job today with our family of 6 on the Arkansas River out of Buena Vista, CO. Everything ran smoothly and they clearly knew what they were doing to keep us all safe. Great Job and Thanks Again!!
Written July 22, 2021
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Alissa B
1 contribution
Do it!
Jul 2021 • Family
I went with my family- first time for all of us. Randy was our guide- theeee best! Super knowledgeable, safe, personable and funny! Dont hesitate- do it! And request Randy! We had such a great time!!!
Written July 18, 2021
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Kris M
2 contributions
Amazing rafting experience
Jul 2021 • Family
Request Michael as your guide. He was phenomenal. His experiences provided for a great trip filled with lots of stories, descriptions of the canyon and lots of laughs. We were very impressed with the way he could maneuver the raft through all the rocks and twist and turns. He made our trip so memorable. We are still talking about the rapids and laughing a lot about all the silly things we did. I highly recommend Wilderness Aware to book your rafting experience. You won’t be disappointed.
Written July 12, 2021
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Laura M
2 contributions
So much fun!!
Jul 2021 • Family
Two families with four kids between us were so impressed with the professionalism and expertise of the staff. Seth quickly put us at ease and made this trip so memorable for us. This trip will be a favorite memory for many years to come!! I highly recommend Noah’s Ark!
Written July 10, 2021
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EllenS505
Plano, TX3 contributions
Great Family Trip
Adults and teens took the half day Browns Monument float trip. We had a great guide named Michael. He was knowledgeable, safe and entertaining! The weather was wonderful and a half day trip was perfect for us. This float company was very organized and efficient and clean. I would highly recommend them and I would definitely use them again! Thanks for a great day Michael!
Written July 5, 2021
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R J
3 contributions
Wilderness Aware is excellent
Jul 2021 • Couples
From calling in to make a reservation to trips end this is a top a top notch company. You will not be disappointed. Our tour guide was Gato and she was excellent.
Written July 4, 2021
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Lauren Z
Hollywood, FL57 contributions
Best day in Colorado yet!
Spectacular experience! It was a cold day, especially for us Floridos, 60 degrees out on the river. The staff was lovely and helpful. Spend the 17 bucks on the full wet suit rental! Well worth it! And no matter how tan you already are, take their advice :sun screen evergreens that's open skin. My hubby has a sun burn on his hands. Courtney was an exceptional leader. We had massive fun and stayed safe through 3 and 4 rapids. We are in good shadow in our mid 50s and it was not overly challenging in any way. The scenery was beautiful! Last tip.. After 2 emails and 2 phone calls we still wound up with turkey sandwiches instead of vegetarian and our amazing guide gave us her veggie sandwich to share between the two of us. If you are a veggie, confirm before you leave that your lunch is correct. It is a long glorious day on the river and you work up an appetite.
Written June 29, 2021
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Michael B
1 contribution
Amazing Experience!
Jun 2021
I have participated in whitewater rafting excursions around the world -- but for the first time took my 11 year old son on a 1/2 day Brown's Canyon trip. I chose Wilderness Aware based on reputation and they did not disappoint. From start to finish the experience was smooth and enjoyable. Our guide Courtney ("Big Country") was vastly experienced, confident, funny and had us working as a team. She knew the river well and I learned quite a bit about various rock features and the local history. She gave my son a wonderful experience (talking with him throughout) and not only does he want to go back rafting, but wants to be a rafting guide. I can't recommend Courtney or Wilderness Aware enough. We are already planning on coming back.
Written June 22, 2021
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Bisquick77
Norman, OK61 contributions
The Absolute BEST Rafting Company
Jun 2021
Best whitewater rafting experience I've ever had. This group really knows what they're doing. Colton, Emily and Gato were the guides with our group and each of them were friendly, helpful, kind, knowledgeable and we would have felt 100% safe with any of them in our raft. My son and I had Colton as our raft guide and we had such a great time. He helped give me and my son a great memory and bonding experience we'll share for the rest of our lives. I simply could not be more happy with our experience.

We will definitely be going back soon for another rafting trip and I wouldn't even consider using a different company.
Written June 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Gina R
Gina R
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Bad guide
Let me start by saying we have used this company every year for past 10 years and always had a great time so I cons
757brettf
757brettf
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Amazing
You'll find many rafting companies in the area and we chose Wilderness Aware. And I'm sooo glad we did. We've raf
Rocky T
Rocky T
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Gunnison river tip
Once again we rafted with Wilderness Aware (in a raft). This time we did the Gunnison River. Our guides, Justin a
466phillipl
466phillipl
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Royal Gorge
Justin and Gomez were excellent guides. Same level of care and expertise I have had with wilderness aware for the
Adventure31191998551
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Best guides on the river!
We did a two day trip on the Arkansas River, our guides were Connor and Kat, they made our trip absolutely perfect.
NYGRL06
NYGRL06
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Amazing Day on the Arkansas
I booked the Browns/Numbers trip two weeks earlier on my way to Salida. I was so impressed by the staff (as well a
966danl
966danl
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Perfect morning on the Arkansas
Group went on 1/2 day Numbers trip on July 2nd and the entire experience was fantastic. Staff was helpful and frie
Tman8r2021
Tman8r2021
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Awesome Rafting
Wes and Chris were our rafting guide and driver. They were both very imformative and fun to work with. They did an
Sabrina S
Sabrina S
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Terrible Guide
The guide, Justin, really made this trip not enjoyable. We sat in the back. You would think after many raft trips h
daniellH2271ET
daniellH2271ET
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Great experience
The water was high, the weather was warm. Michael and Wes were excellent guides and somewhat entertaining. Wes taug
Greg P
Greg P
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Excellent Shuttle Service!
We hired WA to shuttle our vehicle from Johnson Village down to Hecla Junction so my wife and I could do an excitin
David R
David R
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Best Outfitter on the Arkansas River
The Numbers is a great way to experience challenging white-water but it isn't as scary as the Royal Gorge trip. Th
ShamanGirl
ShamanGirl
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Awesome guides, beautiful float down the river. Well run operation!
Awesome guides, beautiful float down the river through Salida. Well run operation! Highly recommend this as a fun f
2222rebecca
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For sure you should book with Wilderness Aware
Seriously don’t even read the reviews, just book a trip with these guys - you won’t regret it. They’re so well trai
Stephen N
Stephen N
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Amazing Multi-Day Trip
We did a multi-day weekend trip with WA. It was an amazing experience that we will never forget. Gismo, Courtney, C
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