White Water Rafting at Browns Canyon Colorado

Arkansas River

Buena Vista, Colorado

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Whitewater rafting in Buena Vista, Colorado

River Runners Colorado.

Riverside rafting

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 and Pine Creek now depart from River Runners at South Main.

Mild to wild rafting on the Arkansas River

Buena Vista, Colorado is one of the premiere whitewater rafting and kayaking towns in the world and is an easy and scenic drive from any Colorado vacation destination. This unspoiled Colorado mountain town is located along the world-renowned Arkansas River and is shadowed by majestic 14,000-foot mountains. Every spring and summer whitewater enthusiasts from all over the world converge on Buena Vista to run the wild and mild rapids of the Arkansas River.

Time lapse of River Runners at Browns Canyon

Riverside dining in Buena Vista, Colorado

Riverside Bar & Grill

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 micro brews, the legendary River Rummer, and hand-made margaritas. Other beverage options include natural sodas and ice tea.

Riverside camping near Buena Vista, Colorado

Group campsites start at $40/night

River Runners offers one of the more unique campgrounds near Buena Vista, Colorado. This riverside property features four group camps with picnic tables and fire pits. Sites range from $40 – $55 per night and are large enough for 10-20 campers. Amenities include hot showers and bathroom facilities, a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and a Riverside Bar and Grill that serves Baja-style food, hand-made cocktails, and local beers on tap.

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If River Runners 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

River rafting trips for families with small children


Family Float

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.


The most popular family-friendly rafting trip in Colorado


Browns Canyon

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



24070 County Road 301
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
Call: (719) 395-2466
Call: (800) 723-8987
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