Three-Day Ultimate Rafting Trips

Colorado camping

Advanced Overnight Rafting in Colorado

$530 per person

Questions? Call 800-723-8987.

Paddle all the classic whitewater sections of Colorado’s Arkansas River. Raft the Numbers, the Narrows, Browns Canyon, Bighorn Sheep Canyon and the Royal Gorge for the ultimate three-day experience. Also spend one night in a secluded campsite in Browns Canyon National Monument and one night at our riverside resort where you can enjoy showers, sand volleyball, horseshoes and a meal at the Browns Canyon Riverside Grill. This overnight trip includes meals, a personal dry bag and rafting gear. Tents ($20) and sleeping bag/pad combos ($15) are available for rent through River Runners. Book any date between May 19 and August 15 as long as you have a group of six or more. Less than six people? Open join dates available for 2-Day Browns CanyonCLICK HERE.

Know before you book

  • Choose any date May 15 – August 15 with a minimum of six people
  • Previous whitewater rafting experience recommended, but not required to raft on this overnight rafting trip.
  • Participants should be at least 14 years old for this advanced rafting trip (varies with water level).
  • 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 sign a waiver on their behalf.

Day One – Rafting and Camping in Browns Canyon on the Arkansas River

Includes lunch and dinner.

Start your ultimate overnight whitewater rafting adventure in Buena Vista, Colorado. Meet at the River Runners Browns Canyon outpost at 8:30 am to check in. After everyone has read and completed waivers, you will meet your guide and pack personal camping gear into dry bags. Your bags and other camping equipment will be floated to camp in a gear boat.

Next, travel a few miles north of Buena Vista to the put-in for The Numbers section of the Arkansas River. After a safety orientation and paddle talk, experience some of Colorado’s most continuous class IV-V whitewater. Stop for a catered riverside lunch prepared by your guides, and then continue through The Narrows and into Browns Canyon where you will camp. Once you have set up your tent, you can fish the Arkansas River, hike up a side canyon, or relax by the fire. Your guides will set up camp, cook, clean, and share their knowledge of the surrounding area’s history, wildlife, and geology.

Numbers Whitewater Rafting Video

Day Two – Waking up in Browns Canyon and Rafting the Arkansas River

Includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Morning will bring the smell of brewing coffee and 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 whitewater in Colorado. After another full day of rafting, you will be transported back to River Runners. Here you can take a shower, play sand volleyball, and enjoy a meal at the Riverside Bar & Grill. Ask about our discounted soaking passes to the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort – just 5 minutes away.

Browns Canyon Whitewater Rafting Video

Day Three – Rafting
The Royal Gorge on the Arkansas River

Includes breakfast and lunch.

The next morning you will need to be up early for coffee and a lighter breakfast. Then drive your own vehicle down to the Royal Gorge outpost in Cañon City. Here you’ll enjoy another full day of rafting Bighorn Sheep Canyon and the Royal Gorge. River Runners will transport you back to your car by 4:00 pm. This trip can depart any day of the week, as long as you have at least six people in your group.

Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Video