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Buena Vista Rafting

Buena Vista has often been called the Whitewater Capital of Colorado, and for good reason!  Home to two of the most popular stretches on the Arkansas River, The Numbers and Browns Canyon, Buena Vista white water rafting has something for everyone. 

  • Family-Friendly Rafting and High Adventure Rafting options available.
  • Close proximity to major resort towns (Breckenridge, Frisco, Keystone, etc.).
  • Home to the most popular stretch of whitewater rafting in Colorado, Browns Canyon!

Enjoy relaxing Family Floats or race down the river in a white-knuckled adventure; our guides know this area like no other and they can’t wait to share it with you!

BROWNS CANYON 1/2 DAY
Most Popular!
Raft through Colorado's newest National Monument, Browns Canyon!
Ages 6+ (Adv. Moderate)
$63 - $68

$68 Adult(12+)/$63 Ages(6-11)
Departs: 9:00am, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm

Duration: Allow up to 3 hrs

Our shortest Browns Canyon experience is perfect for those that are trying to pack as much fun and adventure into the least amount of time. You’ll experience the majority of the rapids of Browns Canyon as well as the majestic scenery offered by this gorgeous landscape.

*This trip departs from our Buena Vista Rafting Outpost and the minimum age is 6 years old

BROWNS CANYON 3/4 DAY DELUXE
All the rapids of Browns Canyon + a BBQ Lunch!
Ages 6+ (Adv. Moderate)
$83 - $90

$90 Adult(12+)/$83 Ages(6-11)
Departs: 9:00am
Gourmet BBQ lunch included!

Duration: Allow up to 4.5 hours

This trip is exclusive to American Adventure Expeditions, and combines all of the rapids of Colorado’s Newest National Monument with a Gourmet BBQ Lunch back at our family-friendly Riverside Beer Garden.

*This trip departs from our Buena Vista Rafting Outpost and the minimum age is 6 years old.

BROWNS CANYON FULL DAY
National Monument!
Spend a secluded day on the river in the beautiful Browns Canyon!
Ages 6+ (Adv. Moderate)
$99 - $109

$109 Adult(12+)/$99 Child(6-11)
Departs: 10:00am
Gourmet Riverside Lunch included!

Duration: Allow up to 6 hrs

Brown’s Canyon is considered by many to be one of the best sections of whitewater in the world and is perfect for families, groups, first-timers, and even experienced whitewater enthusiasts! Famous for its’ perfect balance between exciting rapids and sustained calm stretches, it is ideal for viewing the breathtaking Colorado scenery, all while getting a great taste of classic whitewater. Don’t let the views distract you too much as you navigate your way through awesome rapids such as Zoom Flume, Big Drop, and The Toilet Bowl!

*This trip departs from our Buena Vista Rafting Outpost

THE NUMBERS 1/2 DAY
Non-stop Action
Get a good night's sleep...you're going to need it for The Numbers!
Ages 16+ (Adv. High)
$77

$77 Adult(16+)
Departs: 9:00am, 1:00pm

Duration: Allow up to 3 hrs

The Numbers is one of the most difficult sections of commercially rafted river in the state. Although this section winds its way through an awesome high alpine setting, you’ll probably be too busy paddling to even notice! This section is narrow, rocky, and technical with relentless drops and continuous whitewater!

*This trip departs from our Buena Vista Rafting Outpost

THE NUMBERS FULL DAY
The best of Browns Canyon & The Numbers!
Ages 16+ (Adv. High)
$120

$120 Adult(16+)
Departs: 9:00am
BBQ Style Lunch included!

Duration: Allow up to 6 hrs

As an AAE exclusive, you’ll start your adventure paddling through the majestic Browns Canyon National Monument, followed up by a delicious riverside BBQ lunch. Once you’ve refueled, it’s back to the raft and time for the white-knuckle roller coaster that is The Numbers! This is the ultimate whitewater adventure in the upper river valley!

*This trip departs from our Buena Vista Rafting Outpost

FAMILY FLOAT
Fun for All!
Get your toes wet and relax on our Family Float.
Ages 5+ (Adv. Mild)
$45

$45 Person(5+)
Departs: 11:00am

Duration: Allow up to 2 hrs

This beginner rafting adventure through Class I & II whitewater is perfect for the first timer or groups with small children. A gentle excursion that allows you to take in the beautiful surroundings from the unique view of the Arkansas River, the Family Float is perfect for those seeking some quality time in nature.

*This trip departs from our Buena Vista Rafting Outpost

A little Adventure goes a long way!