Buena Vista

Browns Canyon National Monument Whitewater Rafting

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Browns Canyon National Monument Whitewater Rafting

From $95.00

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore Browns Canyon National Monument in a thrilling way during this whitewater rafting excursion. A professional guide will lead you through the Arkansas River, as you drift through calm waters and tackle Class III-IV rapids. All skill levels will find that this activity is both fun and manageable no matter your experience with whitewater rafting. Keep your eyes off the water as well; wildlife, dazzling granite rock formations, and mountainous peaks might make an appearance.
  • Raft down Class III and IV rapids on the Arkansas River
  • See a unique view of Browns Canyon National Monument from the water
  • Purchase professional photos of your rafting experience
  • This guided activity is appropriate for all skill levels

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation from our office to and from the river
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 12600 US Hwy 24/285, Buena Vista, CO 81211, USA

    Located in central Colorado, just 2 miles south of Buena Vista in the small, unincorporated town of Johnson Village - on the east side of the Arkansas River. Our location is near most major resort towns including Keystone, Vail and Breckenridge, and 2.5 hours from Denver.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. Avoid cotton material.
  • Wetsuits, splash jackets and booties available to rent on site
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Featured review
We had an amazing time and our guide Justin was fantastic! We could not have asked for a more fun and enjoyable experience. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is even slightly interested in rafting!


174 reviews
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Great afternoon!
Andrea_G, Jul 2023
Our guides were great and we had so much fun! Will definitely go through them again when we come back!
Amazing rafting trip with great guides!
Ashley_F, Jul 2023
We had an amazing time and our guide Justin was fantastic! We could not have asked for a more fun and enjoyable experience. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is even slightly interested in rafting!
We loved it!!
Greg_M, Aug 2022
This experience for my family was amazing. The views were beautiful. My family really enjoyed the different currents. Geoff our guide was very educated with the area and was lots of fun!!
Great first time rafting...
Jessica_B, Jul 2022
Great first time rafting experience with Wilderness Aware. Our guide, Jake was a pro in all ways. His commands were easy to follow, and he knew the Arkansas River very well. He was a very knowledgeable guide, and made the experience very interesting and exciting. I would highly recommend the entire experience to anyone, rather novice or pro!
Great Ride
Gregory_T, Jun 2022
It was a beautiful day. Our guide was Coaltrain. He was excellent and informative. He had a good command of the boat, and was a lot of fun. Did a 360, and some surfing under a rock. The lunch was very well thought out. A great sandwich, and sides. I will definitely recommend this trip and your company. Thank you, Gloria Thomas
Blast on the River!!
Robert_C, May 2022
I wanted a memorable experience for my son and I to celebrate his recent graduation and couldn't have asked for a better time! Our guide, Gatlin was fantastic and made the day and rafting experience amazing! His knowledge of the river and each rapid we approached was spot on. We shared the raft with another couple and they couldn't have been nicer. Riverside lunch was delicious and the presentation impressive. If you want a first class experience, these are your guys!
Great rafting trip!
Callie_T, Aug 2021
Had a great time on our rafting trip. Water was at a perfect level and all the staff was friendly and professional. Jake was our guide and made sure everyone had fun. He pointed out landmarks and told us about the history in the area. I would definitely use this company again.
We had a fantastic adventure!
Bryan_S, Aug 2021
We had a great time with our guide, Gina! She was able to teach our two newbies everything they needed to know. Challenging? Yes! We were tested to our limits! We were sore and tired on the ride home, but talked about our next trip! Great company! Wilderness Aware Rafting!
Local Coloradoan loves WILDERNESS AWARE Rafting!
Kara_Y, Jul 2021
The company's name is WILDERNESS AWARE RAFTING, and they are fantastic!! I'm a local, Coloradoan, so I've been rafting many times. Gatlin was our guide, and he was truly skilled!! Cannot recommend enough!
Fun Whute Water Rafting
Yvette_F, Jun 2021
Great experience for my son and I. It was safe and fun. Gatlin was an excellent guide and we all managed to stay on the raft.
Justin_H, Aug 2020
Connor was awesome, great guide, had a lot of fun on the river and he answered all our questions and made us feel safe.
Great time!
Lina_D, Aug 2020
We did a half day rafting trip Aug 13th 2020. Gatlin was our guide and he was excellent! We enjoyed the gorgeous scenery and had so much fun paddling through the rapids. Our daughter fell in at one point so that was quite an adrenaline rush for all of us, but since we had been well prepared and trusted our guide she kept her cool and it all ended well, it actually added to the experience. The photos were awesome!
July 2020
Shaun, Jul 2020
Great experience/trip. Lana was our guide and she was awesome. Would definitely use this company again.
Better than expected
Heather_G, Jun 2020
Our rafting guide, Courtney, was fantastic. We had a great time and the day was well coordinated. Less than 2 hours away from Denver, worth the drive and a fun activity for the entire family!
First timers
dd50515455, Aug 2019
Had awesome full day tip. Guide was awesome, great attitude informative and helpful. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes adventure
This rafting trip was awesome!! My...
Brandy Y, Jul 2016
This rafting trip was awesome!! My family have been rafting before and this trip was made special by the guides. They are the most important thing for a trip not only our safety but our smiles and memories. Lindsey was our guide in the boat, she is an awesome guide
Great guides, cool ride on a beautiful...
Siarhei S, Jul 2016
Great guides, cool ride on a beautiful river. Fun and safe.

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