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Full-Day Browns Canyon Rafting in Colorado


7 yrs+




Buena Vista

Time on River

2-4 hrs

Discover The Best of Colorado Rafting in Browns Canyon, a national monument.

Experience the thrill of a lifetime with Performance Tours as we take you on an exhilarating whitewater rafting adventure through 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!

Our Browns Canyon rafting tours offer 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 and spectacular canyon scenery. Experience lots of thrills and laughter as you paddle through Pinball, Zoomflume, Bigdrop, Staircase, Punchbowl, and more in Browns Canyon National Monument.

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Full Day

9:15 AM

Adult Price


Child Price


Total Activity Time

Approx 6 Hours

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& Gear

Complimentary wetsuits, 
booties, and splash jackets

Safety Record

Professional guides with
 extensive safety training

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a full refund

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Happiest guests on the 
river since 1986

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Browns Canyon Rafting Tours Meet in Buena Vista, CO

Hit the Road for Scenic Delights. Buena Vista, CO is Less than 100 Miles from Top Tourist Hotspots!


1hr 15 mins


1hr 30 mins

Colorado Springs:

1hr 45 mins


1 hr 30 mins

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.

Browns Canyon Guest Reviews


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Browns Canyon rapids are predominantly Class II and Class III, with the possibility of encountering Class IV rapid under certain water flow conditions. This combination offers a blend of moderate to challenging whitewater experiences suitable for a wide range of rafting enthusiasts.

Yes, the full day Browns Canyon whitewater rafting trip is family-friendly. This trip is perfect for adventurous families looking to experience the thrill of rafting together. Plus, full day Browns Canyon guests get to enjoy a delicious riverside lunch! The rapids in Browns Canyon provide a balance of excitement and safety, making it an ideal adventure for families with first-time rafters or those seeking a fun day out on the water.

The best time of year to go whitewater rafting in Browns Canyon National Monument typically spans from late spring through the summer months. From May through early September, Browns Canyon offers optimal conditions for a memorable and enjoyable rafting experience, offering a mix of exhilarating rapids and stunning scenic views along the Arkansas River.

  1. Yes, beginners can participate in the full day Browns Canyon whitewater rafting tours. These tours are designed to accommodate rafters of all skill levels, including browns canyon beginners as well as experienced paddlers. Our professional raft guides provide instruction and support throughout the trip, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable rafting trip.

Yes, many of our guests that raft Browns Canyon stay in Breckenridge during their time in Colorado. Browns Canyon is accessible for day trips from Breckenridge, allowing visitors staying in the area to enjoy the thrilling experience of whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River. To get to Browns Canyon from Breckenridge, guests will drive 1 hour and 15 minutes south, experiencing beautiful mountain scenery. Click here for directions to Buena Vista, CO.

Yes, Performance Tours offers group rafting discounts for groups with 10 people or more. Plus, the 14th-guest rafts for FREE! Request a quote online or call and speak to our reservation specialists.

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