Browns canyon national monument half day

The best of Colorado Rafting!

Browns Canyon National Monument on the world famous Arkansas River is the most popular whitewater rafting destination in North America! Your adventure begins beneath the spectacular Collegiate Peaks and takes you through Browns Canyon, 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  $65 Adult  $71

Departure Time: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

FAQ for the Browns Canyon Half Day

What can I expect on this trip?

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.

Can I bring my child on this trip?

This is a very family friendly Colorado rafting trip! Recommended minimum age is 7 years old and at least 50 pounds. Exceptions are made when the water levels subside. We may also adjust upward during above average flow rates.

How difficult is this trip?

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

How long are we on the river?

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.

When and where do we meet?

This trip meets at our Buena Vista office.

Half Day trips meet at 9:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm and depart 30 minutes later.

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.

Need to know more? What about life jackets, lunches, equipment you can bring and equipment you’ll need? Our FAQ page has all the answers you need.

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