Bear Creek Family River Rafting in Colorado

Age:

4 yrs+

Difficulty:

Mild

Location:

Buena Vista

Time on River

2-4 hrs

Big Views with Small Splashes on a Mild & Scenic Family Float

Looking for a fun, family-friendly rafting adventure in Colorado? The Bear Creek Family Float trip is the perfect choice! Whether you opt for a half day or full day trip, you'll experience breathtaking scenery and the thrill of small-scale, manageable rapids on the Arkansas River, located between Buena Vista and Salida.

Ideal for families with young children, this float trip welcomes guests as young as 4 years old and 30 pounds. Enjoy stunning views and gentle splashes as you create unforgettable memories with your loved ones on this incredible river journey. The full day option includes more time on the river, plus a delightful riverside lunch, adding to the enjoyment of your adventure.

Half Day

9:15 AM and 1:45 PM

Adult Price

$102

Child Price

$99

Total Activity Time

Approx 4 Hours

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Full Day

9:15 AM

Adult Price

$155

Child Price

$152

Total Activity Time

Approx 6 Hours

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Bear Creek

Half Day

Adult:

$102

Child:

$99

Allow for:

Approx 4 Hours

Time on River

2 hours

Meet Times

9:15 AM and 1:45 PM
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Rafting in front of Colorado's Rocky Mountains

Full Day

Adult:

$155

Child:

$152

Allow for:

Approx 6 Hours

Time on River

4 hours

Meet Times

9:15 AM
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115 Gregg Drive
Buena Vista, CO 81211

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This trip meets in Buena Vista 45 minutes prior to departure time. Guest arrival time is indicated on your reservation confirmation. There is no need to arrive earlier. Once you have arrived at the office in Buena Vista, CO, Performance Tours will provide all shuttles. 

We have ample parking at the Performance Tours Rafting office for whitewater rafting guests in Buena Vista, CO.

Performance Tours will provide transportation from the meeting location/office to the river, and back to the office where your vehicle is parked following the trip.

Performance Tours provides changing rooms at all our full-service offices in Buena Vista, Canon City, and Frisco, CO. Our facilities are clean, comfortable, and designed to enhance your experience.

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All of Performance Tours’ Bear Creek Family Float trips meet at our office in Buena Vista, CO. The Bear Creek Family Float is on the Arkansas River, between Buena Vista, CO and Salida, CO. 

Guests as young as 4 years old and weighing at least 30 pounds can participate in the Bear Creek Family Float trip. Minimum age and weight requirements are subject to change with the current conditions. 

This family-friendly float trip on the Arkansas River features wonderful scenery with stunning views of the Collegiate Peaks and small-scale splashes with class I-II+ rapids. Occasionally, guests may even see wildlife on the Arkansas River!

Yes, this family float trip is perfect for first-time rafting and families with young children, providing a fun and relaxing introduction to river rafting for beginners.

We offer paddle boats (everyone participates), oar boats (the guide solely navigates the raft), and paddle assist (the guide rows and the crew paddles intermittently). If you prefer not to paddle or are unable to paddle, please speak with a reservationist for assistance choosing the best trip for you.

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