Raft & Rail

A full day of breathtaking Colorado scenery - rafting through Browns Canyon & a scenic train ride in the Rocky Mountains with Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad.

See the full range of Colorado scenery!  First, you will raft through the scenic lowlands of Browns Canyon National Monument.

Raft through 10 miles of Colorado’s Arkansas River through Browns Canyon National Monument, Colorado's most popular section of whitewater. Experience the fun and excitement of rafting several Class III-III+ whitewater rapids such as Pinball, Zoom Flume, and Raft Ripper.

After enjoying a delicious deli-style lunch in our Outdoor Pavilion, drive 45 minutes north from Buena Vista on Hwy 24 to the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad depot for their 2:00 PM scenic train ride, which lasts 2.5 hours. Your sightseeing adventure continues as the train winds up into alpine tundra of the Mosquito Range from the historic mining town of Leadville. This package is available starting June 11th. From May 26th to June 10th, the Leadville Train runs only at 1:00 PM. We can help you arrange the Raft and Rail package during these early dates, simply splitting the activities over two days. Feel free to inquire.

Raft & Rail

  • Adults: $146
  • Youth (6-12): $111
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Trip Details

6 years old (could change based on water levels)

1 person
Class III-III+ Rapids


Quick-dry clothing (no cotton). Closed toe shoes or sandals appropriate for river activity (no Crocs or flip-flops). Rental gear is available at the front desk.

Directions from Noah's Ark to Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad: Head North on Highway 285, which turns into Highway 24 as you pass through Buena Vista. Continue on Highway 24 North, to Leadville, about 40 miles. Once in Leadville, turn right on 7th Street from Harrison Avenue. The depot is located a few blocks uphill at 326 E. 7th Street.

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