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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having never rafted before, I was concerned how the experience would be with an 8 year old child. I was pleasantly surprised how well things went. From recommending gear, to providing good orientation, and finally tailoring the experience to my child, while still making a...More

Thank kpsijill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in a ducky; the water was challenging and exhilarating, and the guides were looking out for me every second. Fabulous guides. Extremely competent. I highly recommend Brown's Canyon Rafting.

Thank normasenyard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've wanted to raft the Arkansas River since making the beautiful drive from Leadville to Buena Vista last year. We watched with fascination the rafts drifting down the canyons. This year we brought the whole family and booked with Browns Canyon Whitewater Rafting. We couldn't...More

Thank davidel57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love white water rafting, and have done it in many different locations, including outside of the country. The full day Brown's Canyon rafting experience was one of the more beautiful rafting locations that I have experienced. The staff, Mo, and my rafting guide, Ryan,...More

Thank Unity H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I went on a white water rafting trip.. it was a first time for one of my friends.. we truly had a great time. Brian was our river guide and he was a pro at what he does! He made it fun,...More

Thank sophia b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our raft guide, Zack, really personalized the experience and made the trip worthwhile. He was very knowledgeable about the local happenings and great company. The views didn’t disappoint either! No doubt we’ll be back!

Thank Kathryn T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very fun time rafting Browns Canyon. The trip took about 3 hours and had enough white water to get your heart pounding but enough lulls to let you sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Our guide Madison did a great job...More

Thank Melodie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time! Our guide was Madison but all of the guides are great! Would highly recommend!

Thank drgibbons5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spencer our guide did a great job navigating the rapids and showed my teen boys a good time. Thanks Browns Canyon Rafting

Thank Rob V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the two day Numbers and Browns trip and it was fantastic. Our guide (Matt) could not have been more helpful and really worked hard to give us an amazing time. The rafting was excellent, as was the over-night camping. We ate great food...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