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Is Brown's Canyon suitable for an 8 year old/

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Is Brown's Canyon suitable for an 8 year old/

We are thinking of taking a rafting trip in mid July and I was wondering if you think it would be too much for an 8 year olds first white water rafting experience?

She loves roller coasters if that makes any difference .

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11. Re: Is Brown's Canyon suitable for an 8 year old/

Where can I find out more about the pumphouse run and would this be a better trip than the lower animas near Durango?

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12. Re: Is Brown's Canyon suitable for an 8 year old/

We did Brown's years ago with my son and my nephew and I'm trying to remember the ages. I know my nephew was probably around 8 if not 7 possibly.

They had a blast. At that age they sat in the middle of the raft and us adults did all the work. There was no risk of them falling out.

I don't remember the tour company but what I do remember is that it was the only one (at the time) that for lunch stopped at a spot where they grilled a full lunch, unlike others that took sandwiches out of a bag. It was wonderful.

I also remember being unbelievably sore the next day because it was when the water was low so we had to do a lot more work.

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