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Browns Canyon - 1/2 Day

Free Cancellation • Beginner Friendly • Kid Friendly

Duration: 4 hours

Buena Vista, Colorado; Nathrop, Colorado; Salida, Colorado


Free Cancellation
Beginner Friendly
Kid Friendly
Instant Book
Locally Owned
Shuttle Included
$100 Adult
(Ages 13+)
$96 Child
(Ages 10-12)


Enjoy whitewater thrills on the Arkansas River!


Rapids: Class II-III

Ages 10+ May, July, August and September
Ages 13+ in June (high water)

Paddle through the pink Granite walls of Browns Canyon National Monument and enjoy whitewater thrills on the Arkansas River. Put in near Buena Vista, Colorado, and travel 12 miles through remote wilderness where wildlife still resides in natural beauty under the big Colorado sky.

Browns Canyon National Monument on the Arkansas River is one of the most popular stretches for whitewater rafting in the country.

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  • No experience necessary
  • All equipment and gear included


Gratuities are not included in your trip cost. While tipping is done at your discretion, tipping is one of the gauges we use in terms of customer satisfaction. If you are ever not satisfied, please let us know so that we can adjust our expeditions in the future.

What to Bring

  • Splash jackets/pants are provided (or you can bring your own)
  • Nylon shorts and non-cotton shirt or poly propylene top (fleece top)
  • Light water resistant jacket
  • Pair of tennis shoes – tie-on preferred (NO sandals) or wet boots
  • Wool socks will help keep feet warm in tennis shoes
  • Sun glasses with loss protector/keeper, with UV protection
  • Sunscreen (you'll be at over 8000′ altitude – lots of UV exposure)
  • Hat for sun protection (tie-on)
  • Personal water bottle that can be secured (with a clip)



Cancellation Policy

“MOTHER NATURE” is still in control out West, so please realize that we cannot control her weather patterns or the water flows. But we can recommend all things to make your trip a well-prepared and comfortable experience regardless of the changes that may occur. We reserve the right to change river sections, move to adjacent rivers, or postpone the trip if water levels, weather conditions, or circumstances arise beyond our control. The client's river skills and abilities can also determine whether a particular river or trip is substituted.

Please read our cancellation policy carefully, as it applies in every instance. If YOU must cancel your reservation, you may be eligible for a partial refund. Our cancellation policy is firm. We operate under stringent federal regulations, restricting the number of guests per trip and the number of trips per season. We incur substantial expenses before each trip departs. In the event of late cancellation, Dvorak Expeditions cannot recover costs, nor can we make refunds. * ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING or EMAIL. * An advance non-refundable deposit is required when making the reservation. The total is due before the start day. Charge card numbers will be accepted for deposit confirmation on short-notice bookings. * When a cancellation is made more than 48 hours before departure, all monies are refunded LESS a $25 per person fee. A reschedule fee of $20 per reservation may apply. * With less than two days’ notice, no money will be refunded. THIS INCLUDES ALL CREDIT CARD CHARGES.

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