Performance Tours


Experience the Best Colorado Rafting on the Browns Canyon National Monument Full Day Trip. Browns Canyon National Monument, on the world famous Arkansas River, is the most popular whitewater rafting destination in North America. Thrilling rapids such as Pinball, Zoomflume, Big Drop, Staircase and Devil’s Punchbowl, and the infamous Seidel’s Suckhole make this fantastic whitewater stretch one that shouldn’t be missed. 

This trip offers everything you’re looking for in a fun and exciting rafting adventure; Plenty of moderate level whitewater and exciting class 3+ rapids, with picturesque 14,000′ peaks & spectacular canyon scenery. This splashy adventure is great for all experience levels, from first timers to seasoned rafters, and includes a riverside lunch.

Departs From: Buena Vista, CO

Duration: Full Day

Difficulty: Moderate
Class: III+
Price: Child $125 / Adult $127

Meeting Time: 9:15 AM

Frequently Asked Questions

The Browns Canyon section of the Arkansas River offers class III+ whitewater amidst spectacular mountain and desert scenery, and is the most popular raft trip in the country.

This is a very family friendly Colorado rafting trip! Recommended minimum age is 7 years old and at least 50 pounds. We evaluate flows daily and may change minimum age due to current conditions. 

Browns Canyon is class III+ whitewater, often described as moderate, exciting, and great for first-timers or families!

Though this depends on time of year and flows, guest can expect to be on the river for about 4 hours on the full day trip.

Lunch is served on FULL DAY trips only. It is a delicious buffet style lunch provided with a beverage. You may bring non-alcoholic canned beverages if desired. Usually our lunch consists of a buffet style sandwich spread with meats, cheeses, various veggies, chips, fruits and more. Lunch is enjoyed on our office patio on the 3/4 day trips or riverside on the full day trips.

We are happy to accommodate allergy and food restrictions, please give our office a call to let us know.

Full Day Browns Canyon trips meet at 9:30 a.m. in Buena Vista.

Once you have arrived at the office that your trip departs from, Performance Tours will provide all shuttles. We have ample parking at all of our offices.

Life jackets, lunches, equipment, what to bring, what to wear…

Our FAQ page has all the answers you need.

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