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Half-Day Whitewater Rafting in Browns Canyon

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  • All entrance fees included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Half-Day Whitewater Rafting in Browns Canyon
From US$73.38
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Afternoon Trip 12:45pmMost Popular
Check-in time is 12:45 PM. Paddle 10 miles through Browns Canyon National Monument, return by 5PM.
Morning Trip 8am
Check-in time is 8AM. Paddle 10 miles through Browns Canyon National Monument, return around noon.
Spend an fun time whitewater rafting through Browns Canyon National Monument. Currently we are experiencing low water conditions, and have moved our trip downstream to a more fluid section for the best experience.  You will be on the water for 1 1/2-2 hours, and experience two of the most popular rapids, Seidell's and Twin Falls.  Choose from one of two departure times when you book.  Please note:    A PRIVATE BOAT IS NOT GUARANTEED. YOU MAY BE GROUPED WITH OTHER GUESTS.
What to Expect
Get ready for a thrilling 4-hours (varies with water level) when you meet at the Rafting Office on Hwy 285 South in Buena Vista at your chosen time. Your rafting trip leader will talk you through what to wear, where to be and what to expect on your trip down the Arkansas river located in Browns Canyon National Monument. 

After your trip leader educates you with a whitewater rafting safety talk, you will be suited up with a life jacket, helmet and a guide.  Head out to the river, you are now ready to raft several Class III whitewater rapids such as Pinball, Zoom Flume, and Raft Ripper. 

A bus will pick you up 10 miles downstream from where you started and bring you back to the Rafting office where you will dry off and continue with your day.

Lunch is available before or after your trip at the Rafting office riverside pavilion.
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1 - 5 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Really great time

When I clicked on the wrong date for the trip for 7 people, I called the after-hours emergency number and was told "no problem, we'll make the adjustment in the morning". See you day after tomorrow. Our guide was great. My 80 year old mom...More

Thank E3489OImarkb
Reviewed 1 week ago
Rafting Fun in the Sun.

The fun and courteous guides and staff made our trip an experience to remember. Even the low water conditions didn't dampen their enthusiasm. Michael, our guide, was engaging and professional at the same time. We will definitely be returning to Noah's Ark for more family...More

Thank Tommy B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Fun For Kids!

Took three of my kids ages 7-11 and we had a blast! Tony was an outstanding guide and gave my kids great support on our adventure, even letting them guide the boat! Highly recommended.

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun time!

We had a great time on the river with our guide, Austin. He was a lot of fun and kept a good conversation going, all while doing an excellent job of maneuvering the raft and keeping us paddling! The water level was low, so we...More

Thank NTranced1
Reviewed 1 week ago
Long wait times

This was our first time taking our kids (6 and 8) rafting. The water was low so we figured it would be a good intro. We arrived 10min early to 12:30pm recommended check in and went to the front desk to identify they were missing...More

Thank Darrel C
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