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Monumental Expeditions

Buena Vista, CO, USA
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About Monumental Expeditions
Your Adventure awaits in Colorado’s High Country on the Arkansas River with Monumental Expeditions. The Arkansas River Valley offers both Beginner and Advanced Rafting near the towns of Buena Vista and Salida, Colorado. We also offer Monumental Rafting in Colorado’s High Desert. The Lower Arkansas River offers both Beginner and Advanced Rafting near the town of Cañon City, Colorado. Started in 2015, Monumental Expeditions builds on the experience of 17 seasons running rafting trips on the Arkansas River and other rivers of the West and Northwest. We use that hands-on knowledge to run a company that goes beyond the average outfitter. Special attention is paid to the guest experience and safety on the river. Our guides far exceed industry standard with upwards of 5 years guiding experience. Our goal is to offer you the most memorable and special trip out there.
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The Numbers Half Day Rafting

Experience an adrenaline-pumping whitewater rafting adventure down the fast-paced Numbers section of the Arkansas River in Buena Vista. Paddle through narrow canyons and safely navigate the river’s continuous rapids, twists, and turns with a professional guide. All the necessary equipment—helmet, wet suit and splash jacket—is included. Plus, choose from morning or afternoon trips to best suit your needs.
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2 to 3 hours
from $89.75

Royal Gorge Full Day Rafting

A full day rafting trip through the world famous Royal Gorge. Great class III-IV rapids (intermediate/advanced) provide an unforgettable adventure. We meet at 10 am for this trip.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $153.85

Browns Canyon Full Day Rafting

Splash downriver without worry through the spectacular scenery of Browns Canyon on this beginner/intermediate Arkansas River rafting tour that is safe and fun for the whole family. This full day excursion includes fresh, relaxing lunch served on the river banks after you’ve had fun navigating the accessible rapids at Seidel’s Suckhole and Twin Falls.
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4 to 5 hours
from $128.21

Browns Canyon Half Day Rafting

Explore Browns Canyon National Monument on a white-water rafting adventure. Spend a few hours shooting the Class III rapids, perfect for beginner or intermediate paddlers, in the company of a guide—perfect for families who want to raft together. Keep a lookout for local wildlife such as big horn sheep and blue heron as you paddle, learning about the area through your guide's commentary.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $76.93
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NC1234NC wrote a review Aug 2020
Livingston, New Jersey23 contributions4 helpful votes
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Don’t go with the large cookie cutter companies. This company is small and personable. Our guide Brandon was incredible and made our experience fantastic. He was informative and entertaining. The kids loved him. We stopped off to do rock jumping which is something we will never forget. Tour was great.
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Scott W. wrote a review Aug 2020
Highland Park, Illinois2 contributions
My wife and I took our two sons (ages 12 and 10) for their first time out west this week. After a week of hiking, biking, and rafting, we decided on our last day to do one more rafting trip last minute (even though the river flow was reduced a few days ago). Our experience with Monumental Expeditions far exceeded our expectations. From how quickly they responded to my booking request to answering our questions, this "family run" operation was second-to-none. Our guide, Sean, was a seasoned expert who kept my sons engaged through the entire trip teaching them history, geology and how to "read" the river" as we moved along. Being just one boat, and not part of a larger company "flotilla" allowed us to move through tough spots fast and keep moving. The lunch was excellent with fresh watermelon, sandwiches, chips, cookies and drinks. We can't wait to come back again!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from MonumentalExp, Owner at Monumental Expeditions
Responded Aug 24, 2020
Thank you so much for coming. We pride ourselves on being a small company and being able to offer this type of almost "private" trip on the nations busiest river. We look forward to seeing you next season. Take care and be well.
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Maps505866 Joe wrote a review Aug 2020
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We had one of the best times of our lives. The scenery beautiful and our guide Shaun very professional and an exceptional guide. Thanks again great people
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Andrea S wrote a review Jul 2020
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AMAZING rafting trip. We started as a group of 6 but the morning of our afternoon trip we wanted added 3 additional rafters. Called Adam and he made it happen adding a raft to the afternoon group. Then we arrived late from Breckenridge, only 20 minutes before our scheduled time and the whole crew at ME jumped into action and got the 9 of us suited up and ready to go. Our guides, Brendan and Trevor, were very friendly and knowledgeable and kept us laughing down the river. Our entire family had a great time, can’t wait to go back next summer and do it again. Thank ME.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Roy P wrote a review Jul 2020
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Brendan took me and my two sons (13 and 14) down Browns Canyon. We all had a great time. Brendan was entertaining and informative the whole day. He made a killer lunch for us, too. We had done the family rafting trip in Durango a few times, but the boys wanted something with a little more action. They aren't 16 yet, so can't go down the Class 4 and 5. This was perfect. Neither one complained about the level of the rapids. They loved how involved they were in propelling and helping steer the raft.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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