River Runners Browns Canyon

Buena Vista, CO

Arkansas River – Buena Vista, Colorado

Riverside Rafting

River Runners Browns Canyon is on the Arkansas River just five miles south of Buena Vista, Colorado. Enjoy our private put-in for Browns Canyon National Monument and the Riverside Bar and Grill.

Mild to wild rafting on the Arkansas River

Buena Vista, Colorado is located along the Arkansas River and is shadowed by snow-capped mountains. Every spring and summer thrill-seekers converge here to run the mild and wild rapids of the Arkansas River.

Rafting Trips
Inflatable Kayak Tours
Riverside Glamping

Coming soon.

Whitewater Rafting in Buena Vista, Colorado

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River Runners Browns Canyon

River Runners Browns Canyon is located at the put-in for Browns Canyon National Monument. Enjoy our Riverside Bar and Grill, Group Campsites, Sand Volleyball, and a sandy riverfront with fishing and boating access.

Riverside dining in Buena Vista, Colorado

Relax on the banks of the Arkansas River

The Browns Canyon Riverside Grill has a Baja-style menu and order-up service for a unique, but a 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 microbrews, the River Rummer, the Whiskey River Mule, and margaritas. Other beverage options include natural sodas and ice tea.

Riverside glamping near Buena Vista, Colorado

Glamping coming soon.

River Runners no longer offers camping. We recommend RV parks and private campgrounds like the Buena Vista KOA and Chalk Creek Campground, or secluded sites on National Forest, Bureau of Land Management, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife land.

Whitewater rafting trips in Buena Vista, Colorado

FAMILY FLOAT RAFTING TRIP BEGINNER CLASS I-II

The Family Float in Buena Vista, Colorado

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.

BROWNS CANYON RAFTING TRIP CLASS III-IV

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

THE NUMBERS RAFTING TRIP ADVANCED CLASS IV-V

The Numbers Rafting.

The Numbers is the most continuous whitewater section in Colorado. Get ready to paddle hard and listen to your guide on this advanced rafting trip.

INFLATABLE KAYAK TOUR (CLASS II+)

This inflatable kayak tour is a unique way to experience Colorado’s Arkansas River. Start with a continuous class II section followed by three miles of milder water.