River Runners at Browns Canyon

Arkansas River

Buena Vista, Colorado


Rafting Trips

Whitewater Rafting in Buena Vista, Colorado

Mild to Wild Rafting on the Arkansas River

Buena Vista, Colorado is one of the premiere whitewater rafting and kayaking towns in the world and is an easy and scenic drive from any Colorado vacation destination. This unspoiled Colorado mountain town is located along the world-renowned Arkansas River and is shadowed by majestic 14,000-foot mountains. Every spring and summer whitewater enthusiasts from all over the world converge on Buena Vista to run the wild and mild rapids of the Arkansas River.

Riverside Rafting

River Runners at Browns Canyon is located six miles south of Buena Vista, Colorado on the banks of the Arkansas River. Enjoy our private put-in for Browns Canyon National Monument or choose an advanced rafting trip like The Numbers or Pine Creek.

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Riverside dining in Buena Vista, Colorado

Riverside Bar & Grill

Relax on the banks of the Arkansas River.

The Browns Canyon Riverside Grill has a Baja-style menu and order-up style service for a unique, but casual dining experience. Menu items include carne asada burritos, fish tacos, quesadillas, chips and salsa, and much more. All products are purchased locally when possible.

The bar features local micro brews, the legendary River Rummer, and hand-made margaritas. Other beverage options include natural sodas and ice tea.

Riverside Camping Buena Vista, Colorado

Group campsites starting at $40/night

River Runners offers one of the more unique campgrounds near Buena Vista, Colorado. This riverside property features four group camps with picnic tables and fire pits. Sites range from $40 – $55 per night and are large enough for 10-20 campers. Amenities include hot showers and bathroom facilities, a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and a Riverside Bar and Grill that serves Baja-style food, hand-made cocktails, and local beers on tap.

If River Runners is booked there are numerous other camping options in the area. Choose from established RV parks and private campgrounds like the Buena Vista KOA, or secluded sites on National Forrest, Bureau of Land Management, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife land.

Select a Whitewater Rafting Trip in Buena Vista, Colorado

River rafting trips for families with small children

FAMILY FLOAT RAFTING TRIP BEGINNER CLASS I-II

Family Float

This beginner float departs daily at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm from our riverside location at Browns Canyon. Minimum requirements are 3 years old and 35 lbs.

FAMILY FLOAT RAFTING TRIP


The most popular family-friendly rafting trip in Colorado

BROWNS CANYON RAFTING TRIP CLASS III-IV

Browns Canyon

River Runners is located at the put-in for Browns Canyon National Monument. Experience fun class III-IV rapids and spectacular Colorado scenery on this popular rafting trip.

BROWNS CANYON RAFTING TRIP


Advanced rafting The Numbers

NUMBERS RAFTING TRIP ADVANCED CLASS IV – V

The Numbers

Are you ready to paddle advanced IV-V rapids in Colorado? The Numbers section of the Arkansas River is a perfect mix of alpine scenery and continuous whitewater.

THE NUMBERS RAFTING TRIP


Want extreme whitewater?

PINE CREEK RAFTING TRIP ADVANCED CLASS V

Pine Creek

If you have paddled the Numbers or the Royal Gorge with River Runners and are still looking for something more extreme, Pine Creek may be the trip for you.

PINE CREEK RAFTING TRIP

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24070 County Road 301
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
Call: (719) 395-2466
Call: (800) 723-8987
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