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Browns Canyon National Monument Whitewater Rafting

Browns Canyon National Monument Whitewater Rafting

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Enjoy the experience of a lifetime with family friendly Colorado rafting through Browns Canyon National Monument on the Arkansas River. Exciting class III-IV rapids intermixed with calm water in between make Browns Canyon rafting great for beginners and experts alike.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.03
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$95.03

Lower Browns Canyon Mildwater Float Trip

Lower Browns Canyon Mildwater Float Trip

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A wonderful family friendly white water rafting trip in Colorado! Splash, swim, and take in the stunning views while a professional river guide rows you down the river without the interruption of paddling (unless of course, you want to paddle)! Enjoy bouncy wave trains, man made white water park, and wildlife sightings on this calm and picturesque section suitable for children as young as 4.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.26
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$96.26

Numbers Extreme Whitewater Rafting

Numbers Extreme Whitewater Rafting

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Extreme Colorado white water rafting on the Arkansas River in Buena Vista is for experienced rafters or adventurous beginners in good physical condition. The Numbers sections offers some of the most technical white water rafting in Colorado. Be prepared for a full body workout as your professional river guide directs your group through each back to back rapid. Enjoy scenic views of the 14,000 foot Collegiate Peaks and cottonwood lined riverbanks between paddle strokes
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.21
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Browns Canyon Intermediate Rafting Trip with Transportation

Browns Canyon Intermediate Rafting Trip with Transportation

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Journey to the Browns Canyon National Monument, and spend time on the Arkansas River with this 7-hour rafting adventure. Set out on the river, and roll over heart-pumping rapids, including the popular Pinball, Zoom Flume, and Big Drop. Make the most of your trip to Colorado with a full day planned out for you, including round-trip transportation from either Breckenridge, Fisco, or Keystone. Plus this adventure is fun for both beginners and rafting enthusiasts.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.72
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Buena Vista Granite Mountaintop Zipline

Buena Vista Granite Mountaintop Zipline

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Experience the thrill of soaring above the Arkansas River Valley on a 3-hour zipline adventure near Buena Vista. Feel the fresh Rocky Mountain air and famous Colorado’s sunshine as you zoom across seven different lines totaling more than 3,500 feet (1,066 meters). For a grand finale, glide side-by-side with a friend or family member on an adrenaline-pumping dual race line.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.54
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Browns Canyon Half Day Rafting

Browns Canyon Half Day Rafting

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Explore Browns Canyon National Monument on a white-water rafting adventure. Spend a few hours shooting the Class III rapids, perfect for beginner or intermediate paddlers, in the company of a guide—perfect for families who want to raft together. Keep a lookout for local wildlife such as big horn sheep and blue heron as you paddle, learning about the area through your guide's commentary.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$76.93
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Numbers Full Day Rafting Trip

Numbers Full Day Rafting Trip

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Get your adrenaline pumping as you embark on this whitewater rafting excursion down the Arkansas River. Navigate Class IV and IV+ rapids with your group and guide. take in the beautiful scenery along the way, and refuel with a fajita feast right on the banks of the river. This tour is suitable for those in good physical condition and can swim; no prior rafting experience required but is recommended.
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  • 7 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.89
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Browns Canyon Intermediate Rafting Trip Half Day

Browns Canyon Intermediate Rafting Trip Half Day

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Experienced whitewater paddlers will enjoy the thrill of rafting on the Arkansas Rive through Browns Canyon on this challenging full-day tour. With a guide to usher you through the intermediate rapids such as the Big Drop, Zoom Flume, and Pinball, everyone will feel safe and comfortable. On calm stretches, you can take in views of some of Colorado's bucolic natural scenery and local wildlife.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.72
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Browns Canyon Whitewater Rafting Half-Day Trip

Browns Canyon Whitewater Rafting Half-Day Trip

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Experience the adrenaline-pumping excitement of a whitewater rafting adventure in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains on this professionally guided, half-day excursion. Ride along the clear, crisp waters of the Arkansas River, from the river’s source in the beautiful Arkansas Valley, with dramatic 14,000 foot peaks to the bottom of the Royal Gorge. Crash through the Class II and III rapids of the Granite Gorge and Browns Canyon National Monument whitewater. All rafting equipment — self-bailing raft, paddle, lifejacket and helmet — are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.72
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Browns Canyon Rafting Full Day

Browns Canyon Rafting Full Day

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Raft down Colorado’s Arkansas River in Browns Canyon on this half-day whitewater rafting adventure. Start at Buena Vista and make your way down 12 class I, II, and III rapids with your guide across 16 miles of rivers. Enjoy a delicious, locally sourced, lunch just on the banks of the river and admire the beautiful views of the Collegiate Peaks.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.24
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Numbers Half Day Whitewater Rafting Class IV

Numbers Half Day Whitewater Rafting Class IV

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Numbers Half Day Rafting Trip Perfect for experienced rafters or adventurous first timers! Our Numbers half day trip offers some of the best white water rapids on the Arkansas River and in Colorado!  This exhilarating run is recommended for rafters over 15.  Meet us in Buena Vista at our whitewater outpost.  Each Numbers trip includes wetsuits, booties, splash tops, and all of the safety equipment needed for this wet and wild ride.  Try not to miss the majestic views of the Collegiate Peaks as your expert guide assists you in navigating eight Class IV+heart pumping rapids and the continuous white water in between.  Experience huge drenching waves and steep drops through your 6 mile, action packed adventure. We are sure to give you and your group the thrill of a lifetime with this rafting tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.98
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White-Water Inflatable Kayak Trip: Salida Town Run Half-Day

White-Water Inflatable Kayak Trip: Salida Town Run Half-Day

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Paddle the Arkansas River in an inflatable white-water kayak on a guided white-water trip from Buena Vista. More stable and easier to paddle than rigid white-water kayaks, inflatable boats are a fun, beginner-friendly way to experience the flat water, waves, and Class II rapids on the Arkansas River, where you’ll have gorgeous views of the Colorado mountains.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

Crested Butte Performance Ski Rental Including Delivery

Crested Butte Performance Ski Rental Including Delivery

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Order your skis, boots and helmets prior to your vacation, so you can spend less time waiting in ski rental lines and more time on the slopes. Get a custom fitting in your hotel room, condo or vacation home in the Crested Butte area and receive your gear at a time that's convenient for you. Top of the line demo-level equipment is carried for all ability levels. Support is just a phone call away and you'll be met on the slopes or at your accommodations. Returns are convenient and easy just like the delivery process. When you're finished with your rentals, your equipment will be picked up at your lodging without inconveniencing the rest of your travel plans.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.18
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$90.18

Full Day Intermediate Rafting Trip in Browns Canyon

Full Day Intermediate Rafting Trip in Browns Canyon

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Novice and advanced rafters alike agree that running Browns Canyon on the Arkansas River makes for a fun-filled day on the water. Admire canyon scenery as you head through white water, including rapids such as Pinball and Big Drop. Lunch is also included for you to enjoy partway through the trip.
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  • 6 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$127.70
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Browns Canyon Half-Day Whitewater Rafting Tour from Buena Vista

Browns Canyon Half-Day Whitewater Rafting Tour from Buena Vista

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Conquer the rapids of the popular Browns Canyon stretch of the Arkansas River on this family-friendly whitewater rafting tour. With a launch point just north of Buena Vista, this intermediate-level adventure lets you paddle through choppy chutes like the ‘Zoom Flume’ and ‘Pinball.’ Enjoy the majestic Colorado scenery and the dramatic granite canyon on calmer stretches as you wind through a proposed Federal Wilderness Area.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.20
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Browns Canyon Full Day Whitewater Rafting Trip

Browns Canyon Full Day Whitewater Rafting Trip

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Tackling seven miles (11.2 kilometers) on the Arkansas River with Class III rapids alone can be a little extreme if you don’t have any experience. This whitewater rafting trip with a guide allows all skill levels, including beginners, to feel confident on the water. Your guide goes over safety procedures and paddling tips before you set out, and you’ll stop on the way to enjoy an included riverside lunch.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.13
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$135.13
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Numbers Half-Day Whitewater Rafting plus Cliffside Zipline from Buena Vista

Numbers Half-Day Whitewater Rafting plus Cliffside Zipline from Buena Vista

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Enjoy two outdoor activities in one day with this combo tour that starts with whitewater rafting and ends with ziplining. You'll tackle the Numbers section of the Arkansas River on a rafting adventure along one of the river's most challenging portions, known for technical rapids, steep drops, and narrow channels. Then zoom through the woods on a zipline tour across cliff faces.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.54
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Numbers and Narrows Whitewater Rafting from Buena Vista

Numbers and Narrows Whitewater Rafting from Buena Vista

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Get your adrenaline pumping on a whitewater-rafting tour down the Arkansas River. This adventure from Buena Vista takes you through the Numbers, known for its series of seven major rapids that make up the river's most continuous section of whitewater. Then stop for lunch before enjoying the scenic, less challenging Narrows section.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.18
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Brown's Canyon National Monument - Half Day Rafting Adventure

Brown's Canyon National Monument - Half Day Rafting Adventure

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Spend a half-day rafting on the Arkansas River through Brown's Canyon National Monument on this tour from Buena Vista, CO. Even beginner paddlers will feel safe and comfortable with expert guidance and all equipment provided. Enjoy the scenery on the riverbanks and some exhilarating moments as you shoot the Class II and Class III rapids, finishing up with a sense of accomplishment.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Browns Canyon Half-Day Rafting plus Mountaintop Zipline from Buena Vista

Browns Canyon Half-Day Rafting plus Mountaintop Zipline from Buena Vista

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Enjoy two Colorado adventures in one day with this combo tour that begins with whitewater rafting and ends with ziplining. You'll paddle down the Arkansas River through Browns Canyon National Monument, one of the most scenic sections of the river. Then take to the treetops for a zipline experience in the mountains.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$244.45
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Full-Day Arkansas River Rafting Through Browns Canyon

Full-Day Arkansas River Rafting Through Browns Canyon

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Experience the adrenaline-pumping excitement of a whitewater rafting adventure in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains on this professionally guided, full-day excursion. Ride along the clear, crisp waters of the Arkansas River, from the river’s source in the beautiful Arkansas Valley, with dramatic 14,000 foot peaks to the bottom of the Royal Gorge. Crash through the Class II and III rapids of the Granite Gorge and Browns Canyon National Monument whitewater. All boating equipment and lunch are included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Browns Canyon Half Day Raft Trip - 10am

Browns Canyon Half Day Raft Trip - 10am

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Enjoy the beauty and excitement of Browns Canyon National Monument on a half day whitewater rafting tour down the Arkansas River. Your guide will go over safety procedures, paddling techniques and tell you about the area’s unique history, flora and fauna. This tour departs directly from the River Runners Browns Canyon outpost, a riverside property just south of Buena Vista, Colorado. Transportation is provided from the take-out at Hecla Junction back to River Runners. All gear is included in the price of the trip. Choose from 10 am and 2 pm departure times (check-in is 45 minutes prior).
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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Arkansas River- Browns Canyon Express No Lunch

Arkansas River- Browns Canyon Express No Lunch

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COVID 19 Pre-trip screening for all guests: MASKS are required during transportation. This DAILY trip includes 14 miles and 4 hours of clear, crisp Class II-III+ whitewater crashing through the Browns Canyon National Monument. We have added 6 more miles to make this the most rapids in a 3/4 day no lunch adventure. A professional river guide and all boating equipment: splash jackets, drinking water, and PFD, personal floatation device. Bring your personal water bottle, noncotton clothing, secure footwear or rentals of wetsuits and boots available to reserve. Situated in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the Arkansas River's 145 miles, 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, Arkansas River has it all.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.78
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Rent an E-Bike and experience a fun, new way to explore Buena Vista, CO!

Rent an E-Bike and experience a fun, new way to explore Buena Vista, CO!

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E-Bikes are a new way to have fun exploring the Buena Vista, CO area. They level the playing field and overcome the altitude and wind issues in this area. BV eBikes are the eBike experts in Buena Vista. We can accomodate E-Bike rental groups of up to 8 guests. With our expertise guests will be guided out to beautiful Cottonwood Lake, or head out to Historic St. Elmo or up the hill to the top of Cottonwood Pass (the Continental Divide) at 12,197 feet. If you want to have a lot of fun in BV, you need to book a ride with us!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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