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Big Views with Small Splashes! Upper Bear Creek is a great option for Colorado family rafting near Buena Vista.

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.

Guests as young as 4 years old and 30 lb. can enjoy this incredible river trip!

Departs From: Buena Vista, CO

Duration: Half Day

Difficulty: Mild-Moderate
Class: II+
Price: Child $80 /  Adult $82

Meeting Times: 9:15 AM and 1:45 PM

Recommended minimum age is 4 years old AND 30 lbs.

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.

Gorgeous Colorado scenery and  class 2+ rapids!

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

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

Our FAQ page has all the answers you need.

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