Aspen Rafting Trips

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Aspen Whitewater Rafting

Aspen Colorado is very close to world class whitewater rafting. Browns Canyon Rafting’s Arkansas River outpost is approximately a 1 hour drive from Aspen, Colorado over historic Independence Pass. Independence Pass linking Aspen to the Arkansas River Valley is one of the most scenic drives in Colorado. From Aspen take CO 82 East over Independence Pass, turn right onto Highway 24 (South) and we will be on the right hand side just before the town of Buena Vista Colorado.

There are many activities to do in and around Aspen Colorado during the summer months. Whitewater rafting close to Aspen Colorado is often the highlight of many families vacations. Besides Aspen whitewater rafting there are many great hiking trails, horseback riding, mountain biking, ATV trails, fishing, camping, and zip-lining just to name a few activities.

Below are Browns Canyon Rafting’s Arkansas River rafting options, close to Aspen Colorado. We also offer combinations trips; rafting paired with other activities like kayaking, horseback riding, and zip-lining. Our most popular trips are our Browns Canyon section; this is a class III whitewater rafting trip perfect for the whole family ages 7 and up, whitewater rafting through Browns Canyon National Monument. And our Numbers section; this class IV run is suitable for the thrill seeker 15 years old and higher.

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 perfect 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.

Browns Canyon Full Day

Full Day Browns Canyon National Monument

Spend the day with us rafting the number one whitewater destination in the country! Our full day trip is recommended for all ages and ability levels. This class II-III+ Colorado whitewater adventure includes a riverside lunch, as well as remarkable views of Browns Canyon National Monument.

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.

Numbers Full Day, Buena Vista Colorado Class IV

Are you up for a challenge? The Numbers full day trip is 13 action packed miles of continuous class IV+ whitewater! Located in Buena Vista, this section of the Arkansas River is known for it’s steep drops and big thrills. This is a physically demanding trip is designed for experienced rafters or adventurous first timers.

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

Pine Creek Full 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.
Warning: YOU WILL GET WET!

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!!

Team Extreme Full 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.

Full Day Inflatable Kayaking

Try something new, kayak the Arkansas River. Great for all ages & ability levels! We customize each trip to your groups ability level. Your guide will show you the ropes of this fun and exciting sport!

Arkansas River Rafting Trips, Rafting Arkansas River

Browns Canyon 2-Day Overnight Trip

Take the time to get away with your family and friends for a Browns Canyon overnight rafting trip! With this all ages adventure, we invite you to spend 2 days and 1 night rafting, camping, hiking, fishing, and experiencing the Arkansas river as you make your way through Browns Canyon National Monument and 28 miles of Class III+ whitewater.

Browns Canyon 3-Day Overnight Trip

Perfect for the whole family, no matter your age or experience level! Join us for an all inclusive overnight rafting trip in Buena Vista. Enjoy 3 days and 2 nights of rafting, hiking, world class fishing, camping and creating lasting memories as we offer you the chance to tour the Browns Canyon National Monument from the river.

Arkansas River Rafting Trips, Rafting Arkansas River

Numbers & Browns Canyon 2-Day Overnight Trip

This trip is great for thrill seekers ages 15 and up! Join us in Buena Vista for a multi day rafting trip on the Arkansas River. Enjoy 2 full days and 1 night of advanced whitewater rafting, hiking and relaxation in the Colorado wilderness with this all inclusive rafting trip. Spend time with family and friends, and challenge yourself with class IV+ whitewater!

Numbers & Browns Canyon 3-Day Overnight Trip

We recommend this trip for those over 15 seeking the thrills of Class IV+ whitewater rafting! Come to Buena Vista and challenge yourself with 3 days and 2 nights of whitewater rafting, inflatable kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, and don’t forget relaxing in the Colorado wilderness. Our professional guides handle all the hard work while you spend your rafting vacation with family and friends.

Pine Creek 2-Day Overnight Trip

If you are looking for a great way to spend time with family and friends then this trip is for you! Enjoy whitewater rafting, hiking and relaxing in the outdoors while your guides prepare all your delicious meals. Truly the best way to experience Colorado’s whitewater rafting! Email us with your groups size and dates for more information.

Pine Creek 3-Day Overnight Trip

Our longest and most extreme whitewater rafting trip offered in Buena Vista. Perfect for the thrill seeker looking to spend extra time on the river with friends and family. Pine Creek, class V, is an exhilarating run not for the faint of heart! We recommend this trip for ages 16 and up, and require good physical condition.