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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 to rafting, we offer many outdoor activities like Inflatable Kayaks, Rock Climbing and kayak lessons. We are also partnered with other providers to offer Zip Lining, Horseback Rides, ATV Rentals, Mountain Bike Rentals and Natural Hot Spring passes. We look forward to sharing in your next adventure. Get away from the crowds! We are an experienced, smaller, personable outfitter that would be delighted to help you plan your next adventure and experience the beauty of the Colorado rocky mountains with you. We would love it if you joined our Browns Canyon Rafting family! We cater to all ages and ability levels. From scenic flat water floats to extreme heart pumping class five adventures and everything in between. Come make memories with us today!
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“day trip” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
30375 Hwy 24, Buena Vista, CO 81211-9602
+1 719-275-2890
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Reviewed yesterday

This was the highlight of our trip. Our guide Zack made the trip fun (and safe) for our whole family. I highly recommend this company for your rafting trip. My husband and I were impressed with their focus on safety. The water was high when...More

Thank Daphne B
Reviewed 2 days ago

A fun mother-daughter day out! Our guide Alison was terrific. We had two other couples with us: one another mother-daughter and the other friends. So our whole raft was women and we rocked it! Love the "Paddle Hi Five"s. Lots of fun; the water was...More

Thank Patty M
Byron B, Owner at Browns Canyon Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Glad you had fun Patty, we would love for you to come back! We're sorry you think the photos are overpriced. Unfortunately we don't have control over the prices for the photos, there is a separate photography company that we work with that take the...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the Bowns Canyon trip as a result of the Numbers water levels being too high. It was an awesome experience! Zack was a fantastic guide and made us all feel comfortable with the river and the equipment. Very funny and knowledgeable about the...More

Thank Joseph K
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did a Class 3 trip with Browns Canyon and had a great time! Would definitely recommend this company!

Thank Lhildebrand
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Going on the Arkansas river with BCR was one of the best moves we made on our trip to Buena Vista. We booked over the phone and from that moment the experience only got better. The staff is accommodating and friendly. The equipment is clean...More

Thank dadamlarkin
Reviewed 5 days ago

Better than I expected! Our guide, Molly, was very knowledgeable about the river, the geography and the geology. She is funny too! We went in June when the water was high and flowing fast - though it was not too scary for the kids. It...More

Thank Jere B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Guides and people were outstanding. Would be a 5 rating but wanted to go down Numbers but waters too high so closed...not their fault just disappointed. The company and group deserve a 5 though. Easy to register, friendly service and on top of all safety...More

Thank Stephanie H
Byron B, Owner at Browns Canyon Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Stephanie, I'm glad to hear that you had a blast out there! We would have loved to take you on the Numbers but the state of Colorado regulates the water flows that we are allowed to operate at. Feel free to call us and...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a great ride with Tom. He is truly an exceptional guide. The whole staff was super..very helpful in getting suited up and onto the Arkansas River. This was our 2nd trip with them and we will return.

Thank Salidarafter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Malcolm was put guide and he was absolutely wonderful. He was very helpful, fun and eduacating on so much of the areas and the history. It was our 2nd time and so far our best time. We will be back again and hope to get...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had such a great experience rafting last weekend! The water was very high so nice big rapids. If you are looking for a thrill but nothing too scary this is a great option. Mitchell was our guide and he did a great job.

Thank Brenda M
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what type of clothing should we take
13 July 2016|
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
what type of clothing shoud take.
13 July 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