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Big Views with Small Splashes on a classic Colorado float trip!

Bear Creek is a moderate level raft trip on the Arkansas River, between Buena Vista and Salida, CO. This is the perfect trip for families with young children and guests who want to experience wonderful scenery and the excitement of small-scale, moderate rapids.

Bear Creek is your best option for family rafting in Buena Vista, CO. Guests as young as 5 years old can enjoy this incredible Colorado river trip.

The full day trip includes a riverside lunch on the banks of the Arkansas River. 

Departs From: Buena Vista, CO

Duration: Full Day

Difficulty: Mild-Moderate
Class: II+
Price: Child $125 / Adult $127

Meeting Time: 9:15 AM

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Gorgeous Colorado scenery and class 2+ rapids on a classic Colorado float trip!

Bear Creek is an excellent option for guests looking for a less exciting alternative to Browns Canyon National Monument, with some rapids.

You’ll spend around four hours on the river, stopping for a riverside lunch on the banks of the Arkansas River!

Recommended minimum age is 4 years old AND 30 pounds.

This trip meets in Buena Vista 30 minutes prior to departure time.

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.

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.

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

Our FAQ page has all the answers you need.

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