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Wilderness Aware Rafting

Buena Vista, CO, USA
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About Wilderness Aware Rafting
Colorado river rafting trips on five Colorado rivers. River rafting trips on Colorado's most popular river, the Arkansas River through Browns Canyon National Monument and the Royal Gorge. Wildwater and family class river rafting trips. Established in 1976, we have experienced guides and an outstanding safety record. Twice named "Colorado Company of the Year!" Winner of the BBB Excellence in Customer Service Award.
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Browns Canyon National Monument Whitewater Rafting

Experience the adrenaline-pumping excitement of a whitewater rafting adventure at Browns Canyon National Monument on this professionally guided, full- or 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 III and IV rapids of the Granite Gorge and Browns Canyon National Monument whitewater. All boating equipment — rain gear, drinking water and a personal floatation device — are included.
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4 hours
from $83.85

Arkansas River Dinner Float

Set off on Colorado’s famed Arkansas River for a unique evening adventure near Buena Vista. Float down the mild whitewater currents of the Milk Run section on a relaxed, 1.5-hour ride while an experienced river guide leads the way. After working up an appetite, hop off downstream at the Riverside Bar and Grill for a delicious Rocky Mountain–style dinner among the beautiful natural surroundings. 
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2 to 3 hours
from $64.84

Lower Browns Canyon Mildwater Float Trip

Enjoy a trip down the Arkansas River without the stress of paddling or extreme rapids on a scenic float through the Lower Browns Canyon section. Popular with families, this half-day tour from Buena Vista allows you to experience the river’s energy and surrounding Rocky Mountain scenery while an experienced river guide handles all of the navigation. Pick up a paddle if you like, or simply relax and enjoy this fun and mellow river ride. 
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4 hours
from $84.93

Numbers Extreme Whitewater Rafting

Conquer some of Colorado’s most extreme whitewater rapids on this rafting adventure form Buena Vista. Suitable for experienced rafters or fearless beginners, the Numbers stretch of the Arkansas River offers a white-knuckle ride through Class III and IV rapids while surrounded by the stunning Rocky Mountain beauty of the Collegiate Peaks and cottonwood forests. Choose from a half-day or full-day trip, hang on to your paddle and prepare to get wet!
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6 hours
from $87.20
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Stephen N wrote a review Yesterday
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We did a multi-day weekend trip with WA. It was an amazing experience that we will never forget. Gismo, Courtney, Conor, and Gatlinburg made the trip for us. We will be back for more!!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Companion554960 wrote a review Yesterday
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The best rafting experience ever! Courtney, our tour guide, was so skilled and amazing, we felt very safe with her on the raft. There are definitely some level IV rapids and Courtney helped us maneuver them perfectly. What a thrilling and fun experience !
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Date of experience: August 2020
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DrHeidi wrote a review Yesterday
Louisville, Colorado21 contributions7 helpful votes
I took my staff and a few of their family members rafting and camping on a 2 day adventure and it was AWESOME! We had Conner and he was an incredible guide who gave us a terrific ride for 2 days, we felt completely safe and had some great rapids. The other guides were also
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Nancy R wrote a review Aug 9
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Awesome half day trip! We had the best guide ever - Gomez! It was a fun day. Really impressed with our guide and the company as a whole. Book your trip!!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Colorado-JimmyA wrote a review Aug 9
Magden, Switzerland2 contributions
My older son, 16 and 11 year old grandsons, my grandsons' 16 year old friend and I had a blast doing a 1-night overnight float trip on the Arkansas starting just below Numbers. After rafting through The Narrows we had a box sandwich lunch in Buena Vista on the riverbank and then
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Date of experience: August 2020
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