Half Day Colorado Rafting Trips

We invite you to spend part of your Colorado vacation on one of our half day Colorado rafting trips! Running directly through the heart of Buena Vista, the Arkansas River is home to the Browns Canyon National Monument and boasts beautiful and protected natural habitat, exceptional wildlife, unbelievable world-class trout fishing,  and of course Class I-V whitewater!!  Clear Creek, located just minutes from Denver, is the epicenter of Idaho Springs.  With an abundance of big horn sheep, mule deer, and some of Colorado’s best whitewater ranging from Class I-V,  this creek has excitement waiting for you around every bend. Join us on one of our Browns Canyon rafting trips.

With our half day rafting tours, we offer you the chance to relax, or even challenge yourself by having a little something for everyone in your group.  From our mild and scenic family floats, to our exhilarating and adrenaline packed advanced Colorado rafting trips, your river adventure with Browns Canyon Rafting will flow through your memories for years to come.

We have plenty of half day options to choose from below, or check out our Combo Trips and spend the whole day with us!


Private Mini Raft Half Day Team Extreme

Looking to step up your rafting game? There's room for up to 3 plus a guide on our Team Extreme rafts. Our 10 ft long mini rafts make every trip a little more exciting. Offered from our Buena Vista location only. Choose between Browns Canyon or the Numbers on this extreme adventure! JOIN TEAM EXTREME!!


Half Day Inflatable Kayaking

Inflatable kayak trips are a fun, exciting and memorable experience. Perfect for individuals, families and groups of all ability levels. You will be master of your own craft. Our experienced and certified guides will accompany and instruct you down the river in a personal setting. We offer beginner to advanced inflatable kayaking trips tailored to your groups ability level.


Family Float Half Day

This trip offers something for everyone, ages 4 to 94! Bring the kids to Buena Vista and let them see the wonders of life on the Arkansas river. Water fights and quick dips in the river are a refreshing reprieve from the Colorado sun. You can paddle along with your guide or just relax on this Class I-II section as we row you down the river.


Numbers Half Day, Buena Vista Colorado Class IV

The Numbers section offers some of the greatest whitewater on the Arkansas River and in Colorado! Experience huge drenching waves, steep drops, and non-stop action as we guide you through eight Class IV+ rapids! Best suited for experienced rafters and paddlers over 15, this Buena Vista rafting trip is designed to give you the thrill of a lifetime.


Browns Canyon Half Day National Monument

Browns Canyon is the most popular white water rafting destination in the country! This section is great for all ages and ability levels. Bring the whole family for a half day of exciting class III+ rapids, surrounded by unforgettable mountain views.