Camp in Browns Canyon National Monument

Camp in Browns Canyon.

Raft the Arkansas River

$369 / Person

Questions? Call 800-723-8987.

The two-day intermediate overnight rafting trip is a family-friendly adventure perfect for first-time rafters and seasoned river runners. This all-inclusive overnight river trip includes meals, group camping equipment, a personal dry bag, and the latest rafting gear. Tents ($20) and sleeping bag/pad combos ($15) are available for rent through River Runners. Choose any date with a minimum of six people.

Know before you book

  • Choose any date with a minimum of six people.
  • Previous whitewater rafting experience is not required.
  • Minimum six years old and 50 lbs (varies with water flow).
  • All participants should be able to swim and be in good physical condition.
  • 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

Includes lunch and dinner.

Arrive at the River Runners at Browns Canyon outpost at 8:30 am to check in. After everyone in your group has read and signed the waiver 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 set up camp, while you are on the river.

At 9:30 am shuttle 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. At camp you can 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

Includes breakfast and lunch.

Morning will bring the smell of brewing coffee and a hot 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.