One of the most popular sections of the Arkansas for rafting, Brown's Canyon winds along the east edge of the Sawatch Range, with occasional glimpses at some of the state's highest peaks from the granite canyon walls.
The rapids here are exciting, with imaginative names like Zoom Flume, Widowmaker, and Toilet Bowl, but not as dangerous as those farther up the river. Seven major rapids plus long stretches of whitewater create an exciting ride suitable for the whole family.
Brown's Canyon begins just south of Buena Vista, and the take-out point is north of Salida.
From scenic floats to high adrenaline whitewater, we run trips on Clear Creek, the Upper Colorado and accept reservations for the Arkansas River. Half day, full day or overnight trips are available for all ages.
- Arkansas River
River Runners offers fully guided rafting trips on the Arkansas River – open daily spring and summer. Choose from beginner to advanced whitewater on half-day, full-day and overnight adventures. Raft from the River Runners’ riverside location near Buena Vista or the Royal Gorge location near Cañon City.
- Several convenient locations!
- Rafting, Kayaking
Join AVA for world-class whitewater on the best rivers in Colorado. Trips for all ages and abilities: mild floats to family whitewater to pounding Class V waterfalls! Free wetsuits and splash jackets on AVA-run trips, outstanding guest service, great Outposts. See our award-winning website for daily discounts, packages and videos! Trips close to Denver and all major mountain resorts.
- 5 Rivers in Central CO
The most dedicated, skilled and enthusiastic outdoor professionals anywhere want to escort you on the outdoor adventure of a lifetime. Our years of experience and unmatched professionalism will clearly set us apart when you raft with Breckenridge Whitewater. Choose from door-to-door transportation or drive to one of our offices and save money. See our website for DISCOUNTS and videos!
- 5 Colorado Rivers
- Rafting, Jeep/Other Offroad
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