Private White Water Rafting on the Arkansas River

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From $749 per boat or $1,249 with transport to Salida
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Your chance to rip one of the best sections of whitewater in the world

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There’s nothing quite like a great day on the Arkansas River. The calming sounds of the running water, the soaring views of the snow-capped Rockies, that initial rush you feel the first time the cool water hits your body. It’s soul-cleansing, really. Please note that we are NOT a high-production rafting company. We truly guide you downriver to help you fully immerse yourselves in the experience and soak it all in. Our guides are local and deeply connected to the river, its turns, rocks, rapids, and changing conditions. They can’t wait to share this stretch of water with you and teach you the rich history of the area.

  • Option to add transport to Salida
  • Raft through Brown's Canyon National Monument
  • Stunning Views
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Local, passionate, knowledgeable, expert river guides
What's Included?
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Splash gear
  • PFD (personal floatation device)
  • Helmet
  • Booties

Guide and driver gratuity is not included in the tour cost.

Departure & Return

With Transport

  • Pick up at Denver (your choice of location) at 7am
  • Arrive at river around 10am
  • Raft for four hours
  • Drop off at Denver (your choice of location) 5-5:30pm

Without Transport

  • Meet at rafting location (TBD) at 10am
  • Raft for four hours
  • Drop off at meeting site at 2:30pm
What to expect?

This trip offers stunning natural beauty in a National Monument while you rip through world-class rapids. Known as one of the premiere whitewater rafting sections in the world, this tour hits all the highlights, including Zoom Flume, Big Drop, The Staircase, and others, PLUS the option to add 2 EXTRA rapids not normally included on other Browns Canyon Half Day trips.

Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 8 years old 
  • This tour is not recommended for people who do not regularly exercise. Out of respect for the other guests on the tour, please consider our Rocky Mountain National Park sightseeing tour if you are unsure if you can meet the physical requirements. Our guides reserve the right to ask guests to stop or turn around on the hike.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 72 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 72 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 72 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 72 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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