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Half Day Browns Canyon National Monument Rafting Trips

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Price $102 $99 Half Day
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Half Day Browns Canyon National Monument Rafting Trips

Adult price: $102 $99 per person
Child price: $102 $99 per person
Half Day
7 yrs+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Buena Vista Outpost
  • Meet Times
    9:15 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:45 PM
  • Difficulty
    Moderate
  • Dress Code
    Wear comfortable, quick-drying clothing (swimsuit, shorts), and protective footgear (wet shoes or sneakers that you don’t mind getting wet). We also recommend sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and a fleece or performance fabric shirt on cooler days. We have wetsuits, booties, and whitewater splash jackets available. We recommend bringing a dry change of clothes for after the trip.
  • Adult Price
    $102 $99
  • Child Price
    $102 $99
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Buena Vista Outpost
  • Meet Times
    9:15 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:45 PM
  • Difficulty
    Moderate
  • Dress Code
    Wear comfortable, quick-drying clothing (swimsuit, shorts), and protective footgear (wet shoes or sneakers that you don’t mind getting wet). We also recommend sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and a fleece or performance fabric shirt on cooler days. We have wetsuits, booties, and whitewater splash jackets available. We recommend bringing a dry change of clothes for after the trip.
  • Total Activity Time
    Approximately 4 Hours

Tour Location

About our Buena Vista Outpost
Located at the base of Mt. Princeton! Upper Arkansas River Rafting trips meet at our Buena Vista office. This includes Browns Canyon National Monument raft trips, Bear Creek raft trips, Mild & Scenic float trips, Numbers whitewater adventures, and Ruby Ripple floats. Our Buena Vista office is located 1 mile past the stoplight at Johnson Village. It is the same turn as the Buena Vista airport and Colorado Mountain College. Get directions here.

Browns Canyon National Monument Half Day FAQs

What can I expect on this trip?

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.

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. We evaluate flows daily and may change the minimum age due to current conditions.

How difficult is this trip?

Browns Canyon National Monument is class III+ whitewater, which is still great for families and first-timers alike but does present obstacles and exciting, splashy rapids!

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. 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, 12:30pm, & 1:45pm. They depart 45 minutes later.

What class rapids is Browns Canyon?

Browns Canyon National Monument, located on the Arkansas River in Colorado, is predominantly classified as Class III rapids, offering an exhilarating yet manageable rafting experience. Depending on water levels and specific sections within Browns Canyon, guests may also encounter more mild class 2 and more challenging class IV rapids. Browns Canyon rafting is renowned for its thrilling rapids and breathtaking scenery, making it a popular choice for both beginner and experienced rafters alike.

Do you have to be in shape to go whitewater rafting?

No, you don’t have to be in peak physical condition to go white water rafting in Browns Canyon. While some level of physical fitness can enhance your experience and help with paddling, many whitewater rafting trips, like Browns Canyon rafting, are designed to accommodate people of various fitness levels and abilities.

What is the recommended dress code for the Half Day Browns Canyon National Monument Rafting Trip?

For the Half Day Browns Canyon National Monument Rafting Trip, we recommend dressing in comfortable, quick-drying clothing such as a swimsuit and shorts. Protective footgear like shoes or sneakers that you don’t mind getting wet are also essential. Additionally, we suggest bringing sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen to shield yourself from the sun’s rays. On cooler days, consider wearing a fleece or performance fabric shirt for added warmth. For the Browns Canyon rafting trip, we provide optional complimentary wetsuits, booties, and whitewater splash jackets to ensure your comfort and safety. These items will help keep you comfortable throughout the adventure. We also recommend bringing a dry change of clothes for after the trip, as you may get wet during the rafting experience.

How safe is rafting the Browns Canyon?

When considering rafting through Browns Canyon, it’s important to understand that like any outdoor adventure activity, there are inherent risks involved. While we cannot eliminate these risks entirely, we take numerous precautions to minimize them. Each season, we experience very few minor injuries, particularly on our mild to moderate trips like those through Browns Canyon.

It’s crucial to note that the potential for injury does increase with the level of difficulty of the trip. However, our experienced guides provide thorough river orientation and safety talks before each journey. These talks familiarize guests with potential risks and equip them with the knowledge needed to navigate the river safely.

By following our guides’ instructions and being aware of the environment, you can enjoy a thrilling rafting experience through Browns Canyon while minimizing the chances of injury.

What is the minimum age requirement for the Half Day Browns Canyon National Monument Rafting Trip?

The half day Browns Canyon National Monument rafting trip is a very family-friendly Colorado whitewater rafting trip! The recommended minimum age for rafting in Browns Canyon is 7 years old and at least 50 pounds. We evaluate flows daily and may adjust the minimum age due to current conditions.

How long does the entire activity take for the Half Day Browns Canyon National Monument Rafting Trip?


The Half Day Browns Canyon National Monument Rafting Trip typically lasts around 4 hours in total. Expect to spend approximately 2 hours on the river enjoying the exhilarating rapids of Browns Canyon.”

Need to know more?

Life jackets, lunches, equipment, what to bring, what to wear… Our FAQ page has all the answers you need.

BROWNS CANYON NATIONAL MONUMENT HALF DAY

The best of Colorado Rafting!

Spend 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 Browns Canyon National Monument 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 Browns Canyon rafting 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 in Browns Canyon National Monument. 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!

Take your adventure to the next level with a full-day Buena Vista rafting trip, including a riverside lunch!

I couldn’t recommend this adventure enough. We had THE best time rafting Browns Canyon National Monument. While my husband had been rafting before, myself and my daughters had not. We were a bit nervous but I felt completely safe. AMAZING expert guides with safety first. – Shanna E.

Our group of 5 was very impressed by the friendliness, competence, and skill of all the rafting guides. The whole experience was a blast! We definitely suggest Browns Canyon National Monument to everyone who’s interested in rafting. This will be a fantastic experience for evveryone, guaranteed.  – Emma B.

Great Time with Experienced Guides! It was my first time rafting and we were in great hands. Our guide was great in helping us navigate the rapids and giving us background on the topography and wildlife. This company has the most experienced guides in town and they do a heck of a job. Would definitely use them again!  -Dave M.

Tour Location

About our Buena Vista Outpost
Located at the base of Mt. Princeton! Upper Arkansas River Rafting trips meet at our Buena Vista office. This includes Browns Canyon National Monument raft trips, Bear Creek raft trips, Mild & Scenic float trips, Numbers whitewater adventures, and Ruby Ripple floats. Our Buena Vista office is located 1 mile past the stoplight at Johnson Village. It is the same turn as the Buena Vista airport and Colorado Mountain College. Get directions here.

Browns Canyon National Monument Half Day FAQs

What can I expect on this trip?

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.

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. We evaluate flows daily and may change the minimum age due to current conditions.

How difficult is this trip?

Browns Canyon National Monument is class III+ whitewater, which is still great for families and first-timers alike but does present obstacles and exciting, splashy rapids!

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. 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, 12:30pm, & 1:45pm. They depart 45 minutes later.

What class rapids is Browns Canyon?

Browns Canyon National Monument, located on the Arkansas River in Colorado, is predominantly classified as Class III rapids, offering an exhilarating yet manageable rafting experience. Depending on water levels and specific sections within Browns Canyon, guests may also encounter more mild class 2 and more challenging class IV rapids. Browns Canyon rafting is renowned for its thrilling rapids and breathtaking scenery, making it a popular choice for both beginner and experienced rafters alike.

Do you have to be in shape to go whitewater rafting?

No, you don’t have to be in peak physical condition to go white water rafting in Browns Canyon. While some level of physical fitness can enhance your experience and help with paddling, many whitewater rafting trips, like Browns Canyon rafting, are designed to accommodate people of various fitness levels and abilities.

What is the recommended dress code for the Half Day Browns Canyon National Monument Rafting Trip?

For the Half Day Browns Canyon National Monument Rafting Trip, we recommend dressing in comfortable, quick-drying clothing such as a swimsuit and shorts. Protective footgear like shoes or sneakers that you don’t mind getting wet are also essential. Additionally, we suggest bringing sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen to shield yourself from the sun’s rays. On cooler days, consider wearing a fleece or performance fabric shirt for added warmth. For the Browns Canyon rafting trip, we provide optional complimentary wetsuits, booties, and whitewater splash jackets to ensure your comfort and safety. These items will help keep you comfortable throughout the adventure. We also recommend bringing a dry change of clothes for after the trip, as you may get wet during the rafting experience.

How safe is rafting the Browns Canyon?

When considering rafting through Browns Canyon, it’s important to understand that like any outdoor adventure activity, there are inherent risks involved. While we cannot eliminate these risks entirely, we take numerous precautions to minimize them. Each season, we experience very few minor injuries, particularly on our mild to moderate trips like those through Browns Canyon.

It’s crucial to note that the potential for injury does increase with the level of difficulty of the trip. However, our experienced guides provide thorough river orientation and safety talks before each journey. These talks familiarize guests with potential risks and equip them with the knowledge needed to navigate the river safely.

By following our guides’ instructions and being aware of the environment, you can enjoy a thrilling rafting experience through Browns Canyon while minimizing the chances of injury.

What is the minimum age requirement for the Half Day Browns Canyon National Monument Rafting Trip?

The half day Browns Canyon National Monument rafting trip is a very family-friendly Colorado whitewater rafting trip! The recommended minimum age for rafting in Browns Canyon is 7 years old and at least 50 pounds. We evaluate flows daily and may adjust the minimum age due to current conditions.

How long does the entire activity take for the Half Day Browns Canyon National Monument Rafting Trip?


The Half Day Browns Canyon National Monument Rafting Trip typically lasts around 4 hours in total. Expect to spend approximately 2 hours on the river enjoying the exhilarating rapids of Browns Canyon.”

Need to know more?

Life jackets, lunches, equipment, what to bring, what to wear… Our FAQ page has all the answers you need.