Buena Vista, CO

Riverside Rafting - Now Booking for 2024

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.

Kayak Tours

Paddle your own craft on a beginner inflatable kayak tour. Float four miles of class I-II rapids right back to where you started at our Riverside Bar and Grill.

Inflatable Kayak starting at $104

Rafting Trips

Browns Canyon rafting tours push off the beach right at River Runners, start small on a family float, or challenge continuous whitewater on The Numbers.

Family Float starting at $64
Browns Canyon starts at 104
The Numbers starting at $109
Happy Hour Trip starting at $89
Overnight Trips starting at $483
Plus Fees


Rent out the space for a unique riverside wedding, family reunion or corporate retreat, or check out the dates and lineup for the River Runners Music Series.

My family has been rafting with River Runners for over 20 years and we always have a great time! - Emily from Oklahoma City, OK

Family Float Rafting Trip Beginner
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
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
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
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.

Riverside dining in Buena Vista, Colorado

Relax on the banks of the Arkansas River! The River Runners Riverside Bar and Grill has a Baja-style menu and order-up service for a unique, but casual dining experience. Menu items include fish tacos, quesadillas, chips and salsa, and much more. The bar features local microbrews, the River Rummer, and margaritas. Other beverage options include natural sodas and iced tea.

Are you ready? Book Your Adventure Today!

River Runners Browns Canyon

24070 County Road 301 Buena Vista, Colorado 81211 719-395-2466 rafting@whitewater.net