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About Browns Canyon Rafting
Browns Canyon Rafting is your trusted, locally owned and operated Colorado Rafting Outfitter and Outdoor Adventure Company. At our Buena Vista Rafting headquarters, we provide guided Arkansas River Rafting and Clear Creek Rafting trips. In addition to rafting, we offer many outdoor activities like Inflatable Kayaks, Rock Climbing and kayak lessons. We are also partnered with other providers to offer Zip Lining, Horseback Rides, ATV Rentals, Mountain Bike Rentals and Natural Hot Spring passes. We look forward to sharing in your next adventure. 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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Browns Canyon Whitewater Rafting Half-Day Trip

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.
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3 hours
from $91.98

Browns Canyon Rafting Full Day

Raft down Colorado’s Arkansas River in Browns Canyon on this half-day whitewater rafting adventure. Start at Buena Vista and make your way down 12 class I, II, and III rapids with your guide across 16 miles of rivers. Enjoy a delicious, locally sourced, lunch just on the banks of the river and admire the beautiful views of the Collegiate Peaks.
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6 hours
from $141.26

Numbers Half Day Whitewater Rafting Class IV

Numbers Half Day Rafting Trip Perfect for experienced rafters or adventurous first timers! Our Numbers half day trip offers some of the best white water rapids on the Arkansas River and in Colorado!  This exhilarating run is recommended for rafters over 15.  Meet us in Buena Vista at our whitewater outpost.  Each Numbers trip includes wetsuits, booties, splash tops, and all of the safety equipment needed for this wet and wild ride.  Try not to miss the majestic views of the Collegiate Peaks as your expert guide assists you in navigating eight Class IV+heart pumping rapids and the continuous white water in between.  Experience huge drenching waves and steep drops through your 6 mile, action packed adventure. We are sure to give you and your group the thrill of a lifetime with this rafting tour.
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3 hours
from $104.03
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SM1 wrote a review Sep 2020
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When we climbed the rock with rope and jumped in from the top of the rock. Beautiful scenery and nice rocky ride...way better than ROYAL Gorge trip.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Courtney K wrote a review Sep 2020
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Chris was amazing!! Did a wonderful job, and these FL girls had a blast!! We did great!! Chris; you deserve a raise! 🙌🏻🙌🏻
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Crystal M wrote a review Sep 2020
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Today was our 1st White water rafting adventure class 1/2/3 and we are so glad we made the choice to go with Browns Canyon Rafting! The customer service the staff provided was top notch from beginning to end! Byron helped me get everything set up over the phone and suggested some other fun things we might enjoy. Collin was incredibly helpful and patient as we had to take a detour due to a road closure. We called freaking out bc we were going to be late and we were lost! He said “Drop a pin and send it to me and I’ll find you a route and call back”. And he did... we arrived almost on time. All of the staff are highly attentive and made a point to include everyone especially the smaller kiddos in our group. Our guide Moose, was very informative with lots of good history info on the area, fun, funny & cautious when needed. As a anxious mom, without any expectation of what lay ahead, with my son on this boat... Moose’s cool confidence & gave me peace we would all be just fine. He is a great guide! I would highly recommend Browns Canyon Rafting and we will be back to run the Class 4 next year with Moose! See y’all in June for our next adventure!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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David V wrote a review Sep 2020
Charleston, South Carolina3 contributions
My wife and I did the half-day Browns Canyon trip in a small boat with just the guide, Chris. It was well worth it. Chris was an incredible guide. Not only was he great on the water and with his guidance, but he was very knowledgeable. We asked tons of questions about rafting, the area, etc., and he had a ton of knowledge. He made the trip even better than it was. The rapids we went through were fun - even better in a small boat that the big boats, from what I saw. We definitely got very wet. Everyone at the company was awesome, the process was really easy. One of the best experiences we had in Colorado in our summer 2020 trip. We'll be back.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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jemx1 wrote a review Aug 2020
Plano, Texas136 contributions48 helpful votes
Everyone at Brown's Rafting was helpful and friendly. I was trying to book a rafting trip for the next day while on the road with poor connection and ended up filling out the online inquiry form with a few companies. Brown's was the only company to actually call me soon after with a trip ready to book. (Others replied by email later in the day.) John was a good guide for our raft of mostly first timers. He gave us hands on paddling instruction, worked with us to get in sync, and we had a great time on the river. This was a fun trip and I'd recommend it to anyone. We're looking forward to doing it again.
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