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“the river”(115 reviews)
“chose browns”(4 reviews)
“day trip”(28 reviews)
Browns Canyon Rafting is your trusted, locally owned and operated Colorado Rafting Outfitter and Outdoor Adventure Company. At our Buena Vista Rafting headquarters, we provide guided Arkansas River Rafting and Clear Creek Rafting trips. In addition...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Buena Vista, CO 81211-9602
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All reviewsthe riverchose brownsday tripcanyon raftingwrapsoutstanding guidethese guysnumbers tripgreat joba lot of funfamily floatclass iv rapidsmade us feelcan't wait to go againtook great caregreat sense of humorhighlight of our trip
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome float with the family in 48 degree water. Did a full day trip and had a great experience. We learned about rock formations and the Arkansas River itself, hydraulic waves, surfing, how to approach a rapid and to follow the bubbles. Also we’re given...More

Thank juangN1801AY
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had an awesome time rafting down the Arkansas river. Our guide Ian took good care of our family (my wife and 3 boys ages 16,12 and 9) Everything was as advertised and ran smoothly. would highly recommend.

Thank Vincent L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Eric was amazing at explaining the activity to us. We were beginners to rafting and had never done it before. The whole Browns canyon team was excellent in scheduling, pick up/ drop off, instructions and making sure the activity is safe and fun filled. My...More

Thank Tushar_Pune1975
Reviewed 4 days ago

I drove all the way from Iowa with an excited 15 year old thinking that our trip was to start at 4:30pm. We left Iowa on Friday night late got up extremely early when we stayed over in NE. so that we could make it...More

Thank happytravers
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband & I took my 2 adult boys For a family vacation to Colorado & included whitewater rafting. One of my sons & my husband had used this company in their other rafting experiences so we knew they were good. The guides were great-our...More

Thank yeggejl
Reviewed 5 days ago

Have rafted with Browns a number of times over the years and they always do a great job. Quality guides, quality gear and an awesome river!

Thank Lorne P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Andrea was an excellent instructor and guide. Thoroughly enjoyed my experience. Hope to do it again soon.

Thank deenageorge
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did the Numbers level 4 rapids and had such a great time!!! Mo (Monica) was our team leader and she was FANTASTIC! The only downside was that we had booked an atv ride that followed through Browns Canyon rafting, and couldn’t make it on...More

Thank Jannel G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an AMAZING experience during our class IV family rafting trip! Eric was our guide and was phenomenal! His team and he made the experience memorable for our whole family. I would highly recommend Eric and everyone at Browns Canyon Rafting!

Thank ispike247
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a terrific morning of rafting with Browns Canyon Whitewater Rafting! The staff was friendly and accommodating and made sure we were comfortable and informed before setting off. Our guide, Hannah, helped to make our ride exciting and fun. We had some great runs...More

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July 1, 2018|
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Response from 66lwg | Reviewed this property |
There is an Aiirport in BV , but I would imagine it has limited service. Colorado Springs would be the closest airport.
July 12, 2016|
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Response from Byron B | Property representative |
Hi, we recommend synthetic over cotton clothes. Basically shorts and a t shirt have been perfect lately. It has been hot and the water has been refreshing. If you are worried about being cold you can always bring an extra... More
July 12, 2016|
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Response from Glitter_Hippie | Reviewed this property |
It's hot right now so swimwear on top because the life vest provides a good deal of protection from cold water. I'd wear neoprene short-pants because that's where you'll be most wet and need to stay warm. Because it's so... More