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Browns Canyon National Monument Tours

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Browns Canyon National Monument
The Browns Canyon National Monument is an area around the Arkansas River that's long been a popular recreational area.

The nearly 22,000-acre area of the Arkansas River that is contained within the Browns Canyon National Monument is the United States' most popular place for whitewater rafting. It is also popular for its hiking and fishing opportunities.

Prior to becoming a National Monument in 2015, the area had also been popular with hunters. With the designation, animals such as bighorn sheep, elk, and golden eagles are more protected.

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The stretch of river inside the Browns Canyon National Monument runs from the town of Buena Vista to the town of Salida. Mountain bikes are not permitted inside the monument.

Address: Buena Vista, Colorado, USA, USA
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8 Tours and Activities to Experience Browns Canyon National Monument

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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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Browns Canyon Half Day Escape

Browns Canyon Half Day Escape

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Experience the Arkansas River Valley the way that locals do! Aspire Mountain Tours specializes in immersive and off-the-beaten-path adventures for people who want to do more than just sight-see. Experience the raw beauty of the valley and it's authentic, and passionate community with our seasoned professional guides. We are a small tour operator offering boutique style experiences for the more discerning adventurer. Highlights: - 2 extra rapids - Lunch included - Small Tour Operator guarantees an intimate experience - Expert guides - Stunning scenery - Class III (IV) Whitewater - Browns Canyon National Monument - Brand new equipment
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00

Half-Day Salida Canyon Rafting Tour

Half-Day Salida Canyon Rafting Tour

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Experience the adrenaline-pumping excitement of a whitewater rafting adventure on this professionally guided, half-day excursion. Ride along the clear, crisp waters of the Arkansas River, with beautiful views of the snow-covered Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Crash through the Class II rapids, which are less technical but no less exciting for an introductory river experience. It’s a perfect balance for kids and adults wanting to share a fun day on the river. All boating equipment — rain gear, drinking water and a personal floatation device — are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00

Browns Canyon Full Day Getaway

Browns Canyon Full Day Getaway

Experience the Arkansas River Valley the way that locals do! Aspire Mountain Tours specializes in immersive and off-the-beaten-path adventures for people who want to do more than just sight-see. Experience the raw beauty of the valley and it's authentic and passionate community, with our seasoned professional guides. We are a small tour operator offering boutique style experiences for the more discerning adventurer. Highlights: - Small tour operator guarantees intimate experience - Expert guides - Stunning scenery - Delicious and locally sourced lunch - Time to relax - Brand new equipment - 2 extra rapids - Browns Canyon National Monument
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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$129.00
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Milk Run Family Rafting Trip

Milk Run Family Rafting Trip

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Beginners will feel safe and comfortable on this 1-hour rafting trip down the Milk Run of the Arkansas River in Buena Vista, CO. Families with small children over two years old can paddle together through easy splashes and gentle floats with mountain views. All paddling equipment and safety gear is included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.44
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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
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$127.70
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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
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$137.24
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