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Family Overnight River Rafting in Colorado
Browns Canyon Whitewater Rafting Video
Camp in Browns Canyon on the Arkansas River
Take your family overnight river rafting in Colorado and begin at our Riverside Rafting Resort in Buena Vista. We are located right on the Arkansas River just a short drive from many Colorado vacation destinations. This overnight river trip includes meals, group camping equipment, a personal dry bag, and the latest rafting gear. Tents, sleeping bags and sleeping pads are available for rent through River Runners.
TWO-DAY FAMILY OVERNIGHT RAFTING TRIP
Know before you book
- Previous whitewater rafting experience is not required to raft on this overnight rafting trip.
- Participants should be at least 6 years old and 50 pounds for this intermediate rafting trip (varies with water flow).
- All participants should be able to swim and be in good physical condition.
- If you are not physically active or if you have young children in your group we recommend that you consider an oar boat.
- Risk is involved with all whitewater rafting trips – you and everyone in your party must be willing to accept that risk.
- All participants must read and sign a waiver – minors under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian read and sign a waiver on their behalf.
Day One – Intermediate Overnight Rafting on the Arkansas River
Includes lunch and dinner.
Arrive at the River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort at 8:30 am to check in. After everyone in your group has read and signed the waver and release form you will meet your guide and pack all of your personal camping gear into dry bags. Your gear will be taken to camp by one of our gear boaters who will get everything set up while you are on the river.
Then travel a few miles north of Buena Vista to the put-in for The Narrows section of the Arkansas River. After a safety orientation and paddle talk, experience some of Colorado’s most continuous class III whitewater. Stop for a catered riverside lunch prepared by your guide, then continue into Browns Canyon until you reach camp. You will have plenty of time to enjoy this remote camping destination. Fish the Arkansas River, hike up a side canyon for a view of the surrounding 14,000 foot peaks, or relax by the campfire and tell stories of the day’s adventure. Your guides will set up camp, cook, clean and share their knowledge of the surrounding area’s history, wildlife and geology. The only thing you have to do is relax and enjoy an evening with family and friends.
Day Two – Intermediate Overnight Rafting on the Arkansas River
Includes breakfast and lunch.
Morning will bring the smell of brewing hot coffee and breakfast. Relax or explore while your guides clean up, tear down the kitchen and load the gear onto the rafts. Enjoy another day on the Arkansas River in Browns Canyon with some of the best class III-IV whitewater in Colorado. River Runners will pick you up and have you back at the resort by 4:00 pm. This trip can depart any day of the week as long as you have at least four people in your group. Please call for dates if you want to join an existing trip.
What to Wear Rafting in Colorado
Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your rafting trip departure time
You should wear synthetic fabric clothing (avoid cotton), sandals that strap around your foot or an old pair of tennis shoes, a hat, a strap for your eye glasses or sun glasses (available for purchase), quick dry swimsuits or board shorts.
Wetsuits, splash tops and booties are available for rent at River Runners.
Apply plenty of sunscreen and reapply throughout the day.
Guides, rafts, PFDs, helmets and paddles are included.
River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort Amenities
- Private launch site for Browns Canyon (Class III-IV)
- Commercial campground with exclusive group camping
- Riverside Bar & Grill
- Sand volleyball court
- Horseshoe pits
- Free parking
- Shaded picnic areas
- Free restrooms
- Free showers
- Drinks & snacks
- Rafting apparel
- Rafting wetsuits
- Rafting booties
- Rafting splash jackets
- Rafting photos
- Rafting souvenirs
- Rafting information
- Certified raft guides
- The best rafting trips
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River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort
24070 County Road 301 Buena Vista, Colorado 81212
Rafting trips available daily: May – September
CALL: 719-395-2466 or 800-723-8987
Buena Vista, Colorado Driving Directions: Located just 2.5 hours from Colorado Springs & 2.5 hours from Denver, Colorado.