Browns Canyon Whitewater Rafting in Buena Vista, Colorado

Class III (IV)

Trip Facts:

  • Beginner Class III (IV)
  • Ages 6+ (min weight 50 LBS)*
  • Meet at River Runners Browns Canyon
  • 6 miles south of Buena Vista, CO
  • Onsite Riverside Grill
  • Raft the Arkansas River

    Gear included – no added rental fees

    *Age limits go up during high water. Call 800-723-8987 for current conditions.

Full Day

10:30 am
13 miles / 5 hours*

Per Person + Fees

Half Day

10 am & 2 pm
10 miles / 2.5 hours*

Per Person + Fees


9:30 am daily with minimum 6 people

Starting at $361
Per Person + Fees

Please book in advance — (800) 723-8987
Spring and fall trip times are limited. Click “BOOK NOW” to check availability.
Processing and park fees added at checkout. *Mileage and time on the water will vary with flows.  


Raft Browns Canyon National Monument


Departing Daily April – September

Browns Canyon whitewater rafting trips are perfect for adventurous families and first-time rafters. Choose from full-day, half-day, and overnight rafting tours in Browns Canyon National Monument. Experience majestic canyon scenery and legendary class III rapids like Pinball, Zoom Flume, and Staircase.

Put in at River Runners

All River Runners Browns Canyon rafting trips depart from our riverside property (at normal flows). This gives you more time to relax on your Colorado vacation.

The best class III-IV rafting trip in Colorado

Get ready to cool off and have fun on this family-friendly rafting trip near Buena Vista, Colorado. Whether this is your first time rafting or you’re a seasoned river runner, everyone is sure to love this classic stretch of Colorado whitewater.

Paddle Boat or Oar Boat

You can paddle along with guide instruction (most popular) or request an oar boat if you would prefer to hold on as your guide rows you down the river.

Do you still have questions about rafting in Colorado?

You can give us a call at (800) 723-8987 or check out the River Runners FAQ.

“We rafted Brown’s Canyon and had so much fun we immediately booked a 1/2 day Numbers tour for the next morning.”
-Miranda T. from Nashville, TN

“River Runners is a great company that promotes safety. We did a full day trip through Brown’s Canyon…”
-Terry W. from Boyd, TX

“This truly was the place and the trip of the summer for us. Thanks RR!”
-Freddy from Chicago, IL