Performance Tours


The best of Colorado Rafting!

Spend a half day rafting in Browns Canyon National Monument on the world famous Arkansas River! This is the most popular whitewater rafting destination in North America. We offer four tour times for the half day trip every day!

Your adventure begins beneath the spectacular Collegiate Peaks and takes you through a recently designated National Monument. Thrilling rapids 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. Lots of thrills and laughter as you paddle through Pinball, Zoomflume, Bigdrop, Staircase, Punchbowl and more. This wet n’ wild adventure is great for first timers and seasoned rafters alike, and will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime!

Departs From: Buena Vista, CO

Duration: Half Day

Difficulty: Moderate
Class: III+
Price:  Child  $80 / Adult  $82

Meeting Times: 8:15 AM, 9:15 AM, 12:15 PM and 1:45 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

Spend a half day rafting in browns canyon national monument with the best rafting company in Colorado. 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 2 hours on the half day trip.

This trip meets at our Buena Vista office. Once you have arrived at the office, Performance Tours will provide all shuttles. We have ample parking at all of our offices.

Half Day trips meet at 9:15am, 12:15pm, & 1:45pm. They depart 45 minutes later. 

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

Our FAQ page has all the answers you need.

Browns Canyon Raft Trips Whitewater rafting in Browns Canyon National Monument on the Arkansas River

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