Welcome to Arkansas
Forming the mountainous joint between the Midwest and the Deep South, Arkansas (ar-kan-saw) is an often overlooked treasure of swift rushing rivers, dark leafy hollows, crenelated granite outcrops and the rugged spine of the Ozark and the Ouachita (wash-ee-tah) mountains. The entire state is blessed with exceptionally well-presented state parks and tiny, empty roads crisscrossing dense forests that let out onto... Read More
Top experiences in Arkansas
Half-Day Browns Canyon Rafting Experience
Situated in the heart of the Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, the Arkansas River threads its way through a vacationer's paradise. From the river`s source in the beautiful Arkansas Valley with dramatic 14,000 foot peaks to the bottom of the Royal Gorge, the Arkansas has it all. This half-day trip offered through the heart of Browns Canyon travels 12 miles of whitewater with Class III+ rapids. The crisp water of the Granite George is a perfect introduction to the area for whitewater enthusiasts.
Rafting Experience on the Arkansas River
Situated in the heart of the Rockies, the Arkansas River threads its way through a whitewater alpine paradise in the center of Colorado. Below is the Arkansas headwaters in Leadville, Colorado at 11,000 feet. Knowledgeable, professional and friendly guides will run the Numbers 1-10 rapids with you, a stretch of the river which is truly home to world class challenges of class IV rapids, running solid thrills from top to bottom. You'll then move downstream through the Narrows, a technical class III-IV stretch ending in Buena Vista. Minimum age is 18 and participants must be in good health with paddling skills. A deli style lunch is included during a peaceful break on the banks of the Arkansas River.
Browns Canyon Half Day Whitewater Rafting
Browns Canyon of the Arkansas blast through rapids like Zoom Flume and Pinball. This Browns Canyon Arkansas River adventure goes fewer miles than our Browns Canyon Express trip or our Browns Canyon Sizzler but is perfect for guests with a short time frame. With two departures per day, you can choose what works best for you. Life jackets, wetsuits, splash jackets, and helmets are provided! Raft through a proposed federal wilderness area Approximately 10 miles on the river Minimum age 7, min weight 50 lbs Drop 35 ft. per mile 1 1/4 hour drive from Breckenridge, Aspen or Vail Raft a National Monument Browns Canyon, National Monument, Rafting, Scenic, Whitewater, Rafting
Full Day Rafting Trip in Browns Canyon
Departing at 9:00 am, you will return back at 3:45 pm from this full-day adventure. Exciting enough for seasoned paddlers, but not too scary for first-timers. You will want to bring your friends and family for epic rapids such as Pinball, Zoom Flume, and Big Drop! This Full Day Trip includes our Ultimate Fajita Feast Hot Lunch on the river. Clean water, beautiful scenery and the perfect mild climate. With over 100 miles of whitewater, this river begins on the continental divide, as a patch of melting snow. It gains momentum as it flows past some of the biggest mountains in Colorado benefiting from their abundant snow melt. The Browns Canyon stretch of the Arkansas was recently given national monument status and the river is also known for its Gold Medal fishing.We feel that the most important way to help ensure a safe and enjoyable Colorado whitewater raft trip is to have an experienced raft guide controlling your boat. All guides are at least in their fourth year of professional guiding. Not only do we have experienced raft guides, but our trips are packed with top quality features.
Browns Canyon Full Day Rafting
Browns Canyon National Monument is the most popular trip on the Arkansas River, and for good reason. Spectacular scenery as you travel through a beautiful forested canyon and fun splashy whitewater combine to make a trip you will remember for a lifetime. Full day trips are longer and include more rapids like Seidel's Suckhole and Twin Falls, and spectacular views as you float out of the canyon into the upper Arkansas river valley. Don't worry, we've got your energy levels covered, full day trips include fresh lunch served along the river. Your guides will prepare your monumental sub sandwich, fresh fruit, chips and salsa, and desert while you relax beside the river. Special dietary considerations? No problem, just let us know when you book the trip and we'll prepare something appropriate and delicious.
Half-Day Whitewater Rafting in Browns Canyon
Get ready for a thrilling 4-hours (varies with water level) when you meet at the Rafting Office on Hwy 285 South in Buena Vista at your chosen time. Your rafting trip leader will talk you through what to wear, where to be and what to expect on your trip down the Arkansas river located in Browns Canyon National Monument. After your trip leader educates you with a whitewater rafting safety talk, you will be suited up with a life jacket, helmet and a guide. Head out to the river, you are now ready to raft several Class III whitewater rapids such as Pinball, Zoom Flume, and Raft Ripper. A bus will pick you up 10 miles downstream from where you started and bring you back to the Rafting office where you will dry off and continue with your day.Lunch is available before or after your trip at the Rafting office riverside pavilion.