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!

Half Day Colorado Rafting Trips

Browns Canyon Rafting Trips, Colorado Rafting

Half Day Browns Canyon National Monument Rafting Trips

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 II-III+ rapids, surrounded by unforgettable mountain views.

Numbers Half Day, Arkansas River Rafting Trips

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.

Arkansas River Rafting, Colorado Family Rafting

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 II-III section as we row you down the river.

Clear Creek Rafting, Clear Creek Colorado Rafting

Clear Creek Beginner 1/3 Day

A great Colorado Rocky Mountain whitewater experience for the whole family! Float through historic Idaho Springs passing old gold mines and the town water wheel. Enjoy these mild and splashy class II-III rapids, and take in the history surrounding you. Great for children and first time rafters!

Rafting Near Denver, Clear Creek Rafting Trips

Clear Creek Rafting – Intermediate 1/3 Day Trip

Perfect for thrill seekers and adventurous first time paddlers, you will enjoy continuous Class III-IV whitewater rapids as you pass through historical Idaho Springs, where Colorado’s gold rush began. Some rapids you will experience are Nomad, Phoenix, and Outer-limits. This is a fun fast paced trip with plenty of excitement for you!

Pine Creek Colorado Class V whitewater rafting expert

Pine Creek Half Day | Colorado Class V

A trip so extreme we can only offer it to advanced paddlers age 16 and older. Paddle hard and challenge yourselves with heart-pounding Class V rapids. You’ll need to pay close attention to our expert guide during this Buena Vista rafting adventure.

Clear Creek Rafting Trips, Denver Rafting

Clear Creek Rafting – Advanced 1/3 Day

Experienced paddlers and thrill seekers, this one’s for you! Meet us at our Idaho Springs location only 30 minutes from Denver for a wild ride. Be prepared to paddle hard through the continuous, and challenging class IV-V whitewater on this Denver Rafting trip. Let our expert guides show you some of Colorado’s best whitewater.

Rafting Arkansas River, Colorado Rafting

Team Extreme Half Day

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.