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Address: 30375 US Highway 24, Buena Vista, CO 81211-9602
Phone Number: +1 719-275-2890
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Browns Canyon Rafting is your trusted, locally owned and operated Colorado...

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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Birthday river trip

On a whim booked a half day of rafting on my wife's birthday. They were very accommodating and had availability on short notice. They have all the gear if you need it. All you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 3, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

On a whim booked a half day of rafting on my wife's birthday. They were very accommodating and had availability on short notice. They have all the gear if you need it. All you need is $ and a bathing suit. Not expensive. The guides were great event though it was the end of the season they did not seem... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Booked a rafting trip to the Numbers part of the Arkansas River in Buena Vista. This was for the last week of August, so we knew the water could be low. We booked with this company because of the great reviews, but also because they were pretty much the only ones still offering the Numbers this time of year. Sure... More 

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Mount Zion, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We had a group of 20 of us traveling from a wedding wkend in Breckenridge for this trip. For one thing, we arrived at separate times with one caravan being on time, and the rest of us arriving late due to a guidance difference, but they were super to wait for us. Our 1/2 day had thunder, lightening, and hail... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We did a half day trip with Kahla as our guide. She was awesome and we had so much fun! I was worried it would be too difficult but she explained things well and even teased a couple of us that had trouble with the commands over and over! It was definitely worth the money and would do it again... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We had such an excellent time with Browns Canyon Rafting! My husband and I went on a half day inflatable kayak (duckies) trip with Brian and had a blast. We were a little torn deciding on which section of the river to run and the staff was incredibly informative and supportive in helping us decide. Brian was very knowledgeable about... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Zack and James were wonderful hosts! Very knowledgeable about the ecology, the local area, and wildlife.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Any absolutely fabulous day out! Weather was perfect, the guide (Zack) was super knowledgeable about the area (as well as the river/rapids!) and very engaging and the support crew were awesome! Couldn't have had more fun if we'd tried!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Browns is a smaller rafting company and i think you get more personal attention. The guides were all personable and made the experience fun and safe. They spend a lot of time on safety instruction and making sure you are outfitted properly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

I've been on several rafting trips and this was the best. We did the full day numbers course and even though the water was low, our guide, Jason was phenomenal with the boat and keeping us entertained. I will definitely return next time I'm in CO and you guys are fortunate to have Jason as a guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Myself and two of my friends reserved inflatable kayak for half a day on the river. Our guide, Tom, was awesome! He knew EVERYTHING about the surrounding area. Everything from the peaks, rock formations, wildlife, and the history of the area. 10/10 would recommend to a friend!

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