Happy Hour Raft Trip

  • Buena Vista


Beginner Class II-III

Quick trip facts:

  • Departs from Buena Vista Adventure Hub
  • Raft six miles on the Arkansas River
  • Gear included – no added rental fees
  • All drinks 1/2 off
  • Dinner optional
  • Shuttle provided back to your hotel
  • Ages 8+


  • Flow: 206 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 3.65 ft

*Minimum requirements and rapid classifications fluctuate with water levels. Please call for current conditions.

Happy Hour

3:00 pm

Per Person

Please book in advance — (800) 723-8987
This trip will depart daily May 18 – August 18, 2019.
Processing and park fees added at checkout.


Raft the Arkansas River from South Main Buena Vista to the Browns Canyon Riverside Grill


Departs Daily May 18 – August 18, 2019

The Happy Hour Raft to the Grill is a great way to cap off a day’s worth of adventure in Buena Vista, Colorado. Meet at the River Runners South Main location and raft six miles of the Arkansas River down to the Browns Canyon Riverside Grill at River Runners. Notable rapids include the Buena Vista River Park (class III), Beaver Falls (class III) and the Silver Bullet (class III).

The Browns Canyon Riverside Grill

This local food stand is located at River Runners, which is also the put-in for Browns Canyon National Monument. The Baja-inspired menu includes fish tacos, carne asada burritos, veggie burritos, pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs and more. At the bar get local beers from Eddyline Brewery, a local whiskey drink from Deerhammer Distilling Company, margaritas or the River Rummer. Water and other non-alcoholic beverages are available including iced tea, natural sodas and root beer floats. Shuttles are provided back to your hotel.

Paddle Boat or Oar Boat

You can paddle along with guide instruction (most popular) or request an oar boat if you would prefer to hold on as your guide rows you down the river.

Do you still have questions about rafting in Colorado?

You can give us a call at (800) 723-8987 or check out the River Runners FAQ.

Happy Hour Raft Trip to the Grill.

“Perfect location on the river. It’s outside but covered from the elements. Kids sand play area, great food, great beers and margs!”
-Kathy S. from Golden, CO

“Super casual, but amazing local place that is great for families.”
-Melia M. from Aledo, TX

“Our family is there opening and closing weekend every year, and many many days between.”
-Mark K. from Buena Vista, CO