With river flows high enough to cut off some of our more challenging whitewater rafting sections, we are extremely fortunate to have access to rafting in Browns Canyon on the Arkansas River. Browns Canyon does not have a state recommended cut off level which means we can raft it as high as it goes!
Browns Canyon gets better and better with higher water flows. If you are feeling disappointed that our Class IV and V trips aren’t available at this time or if are seeking an intermediate raft trip, have no fear! Browns Canyon can be made as exciting or tame as desired by our customers. Big waves and holes can be avoided or run depending on each group’s adventure level. We try very hard to give each customer the trip they are seeking whether it’s an intermediate trip or a more advanced trip with more aggressive lines. This can only be done because of our experienced guides! With more years of commercial raft guiding under their belts than most Arkansas River guides, our guides are able to maneuver the boat to miss or hit just about anything!
If huge waves, over the head splashes and an opportunity to make your trip as mild or wild as you want isn’t enough to get you hooked on Browns Canyon, how about the scenery!?! Browns Canyon is one of Colorado’s great natural treasures. Granite canyons merging into mixed forests with unusual rock formations give Browns Canyon a wild and rugged nature. Access this isolated oasis by paddling through thrilling Class III-IV rapids like Pinball, Zoom Flume, Big Drop, the Seven Stairs, Seidels Suckhole and more. In between rapids, be sure to scan the countryside for a glimpse of bighorn sheep, bald eagles, beavers or more!
You have options when choosing your Browns Canyon whitewater rafting trip! Pick from ½ day, ¾ day or Full day trips ranging from 9.5 to 16 miles on the river. We also offer a Super Browns Full day trip for those who want the most splash for your cash! Super Browns takes you thru 21 miles of Class II – IV whitewater for a great 6 hours on the river. All of our ¾ and Full day trips include our “Ultimate Fajita Buffet” lunch.
As the river levels get higher, our minimum age for Browns Canyon goes up. Please contact our friendly office staff for current age requirements.