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This River Runners outpost is located at the put in for Browns Canyon National Monument. Walk from your car to your raft. Choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced whitewater on half-day, full-day and overnight rafting trips.
Buena Vista, CO 81211-9717
+1 719-395-2466
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

Derek, our guide, was incredible, and we met the greatest couple of gals. Was my second rafting trip for the summer - would highly recommend River Runners! I've always felt the guides are knowledgeable, and safety is their top priority!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kimberella12
Reviewed August 27, 2018

River rafting trip in August 2018. I guess the river and the weather are unpredictable in Colorado in August. We went on a '5' hour rafting trip with up to class 3 rapids and it turned into a 7 hour trip. The guide we had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Penny B
Reviewed August 22, 2018

We went rafting for the first time and booked two trips online with River Runners: half-day at Bighorn Canyon and then a full day at Browns Canyon. Best vacation idea ever! After the first trip we knew how it goes, then we totally enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alex I
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Highly recommended!! We had ages 7-49 on the trip and great fun was had by all! Our guide was fantastic!!!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kmurphy1230
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

We visited from Scotland while on a tour of the U. S . Did the family float as not experienced rafters. Our guide Erin was great and allowed us to paddle as well while she kept full control. The river was low so we got...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank shonab153
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Rafted Browns Canyon Tuesday, Fantastic trip! We have done many rafting trips around the world and we were very impressed with everyone at River Runners. Our guide Ray Lee did a great job.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Doyle H
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

White water rafting on the Arkansas is unforgettable family fun!! We were so glad we chose River Runners... they have the perfect location on the river. There are many companies to choose from and they were definitely the best! Our guide Shelli was fun, safe...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank coppercheetah
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We did the full day down Browns Canyon, and it was great even though the water level was low. Our guide, Paul, was great and was great with out kids, who had never gone rafting before.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ryan M
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Half day Brown's Canyon. Tucker, really great guide! Late July water can be iffy, but wasn't disappointed. Looking forward to coming back earlier in the season.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robert K
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed an awesome family float ride with Copa today with my daughter. We had a great time and would recommend for a relaxing time. Copa was the best guide and gave excellent instruction and positive feedback. Really appreciate the time Copa took in instructing us...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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February 6, 2015|
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Response from ColoradoRiverRunners | Property representative |
River Runners at Browns Canyon is about 2 hours (114 miles) southwest of Golden, CO via Hwy 285 South.