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. PLEASE NOTE: Rafting trips on the Numbers now depart from River Runners at South Main.
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 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 camping near Buena Vista, Colorado
Group campsites start at $50/night
River Runners offers one of the more unique campgrounds near Buena Vista, Colorado. This riverside property features five group camps with picnic tables and fire pits. Sites are $50 per night and are large enough for 10-15 campers. Amenities include bathrooms, sand volleyball, river access, and a bar and grill.
If the River Runners campground 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 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
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.
This inflatable kayak tour is a unique way to experience Colorado’s Arkansas River. There is a continuous class II section in the beginning followed by three miles of mostly flat water with a few small rapids. A perfect section to learn how to paddle, ferry across the river, and catch eddies.
STAND UP PADDLE BOARD TOUR (CLASS II+)
This is considered a beginner stretch of water, but stand up paddle boarding it will be a challenge for most people – especially if it is your first time. All tours start in the eddy at our riverside location where you can get comfortable standing on the board, paddling, and peeling out of eddies. After about an hour of practice, we will take you a few miles upriver where you can stand-up paddleboard right back to River Runners.
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
Call: (719) 395-2466
Call: (800) 723-8987