Adventure Park FAQ
Thank you for your interest in the Browns Canyon Adventure Park! Here is your answer source for all things aerial. If you don't find your answer here, please call us at 719-395-2158!
What is an Adventure Park?
The Browns Canyon Adventure Park is an aerial playground filled with many challenges and obstacles to conquer. Overlooking the renowned Arkansas River and the Browns Canyon National Monument, the park has four courses and two High Adrenaline challenges, allowing you to choose your challenge based on age, ability, and plain old gumption. Just like at the ski slopes, the courses range from introductory level elements to “blue” and “black” features, designed to test even the most intrepid adventurers. Because the course requires physical strength and stamina, each participant is encouraged to go at his or her own pace, and may not complete every course.
How does a trip work?
You can reserve a trip, or just drop by our site, although we highly recommend that you make a reservation in advance
. We will do our best to accommodate walk-ins, but availability is not guaranteed. After check-in, we'll supply you with a harness and helmet and give you a safety briefing on how to properly use all the equipment. Then one of our highly trained staff will facilitate your experience throughout the courses. Depending on your group size, you may join other participants in a small group as you move around the park.
What are the park hours of operation?
The Adventure Park is open daily from May until Labor Day. Daytime reservations are available at 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 1:30 PM. Walk-ins are welcome, but availability is not guaranteed. Evening sessions are available for groups of 25 or more by reservation only.
What are the prices for passes?
Youth (7-12): $58
*Big Drop Swing Only is $10 for adults and youth ($15 for 2 rides)
What are the restrictions for participation?
- Must weigh between 50 - 275 lbs.
- Minimum age: 7 years old
- Children 10 and under must have an adult (18+) participating with them on the course - max. 2 children per adult.
- Children 11-14 must have an adult (18+) present at the park - max. 10 children per adult.
- Individuals with a history of neck, back, or shoulder issues may be prohibited from participating.
- We do prohibit use of the course if you are pregnant.
- Other rules and restrictions apply. Please see the Park Rules page for more details.
What should I wear?
We will supply you with a harness, helmet, and gloves upon request. You should wear clothing appropriate for outdoor activity, with nothing loose or hanging—no skirts or dresses. We recommend pants or longer shorts in order to be the most comfortable in our harnesses. Long hair should be tied back, with no dangling jewelry and nothing in pockets. Closed toe shoes must be worn; gym shoes or hiking boots are great options. No flip flops or sandals. You may carry a camera or cell phone on the course at your own risk. If you drop an object while on the course, there is no guarantee that it will be recovered.
What kind of physical shape must I be in?
The activities at Browns Canyon Adventure Park are physically strenuous and require sound body and mind. Every participant is encouraged to proceed at his or her own pace, and take breaks whenever necessary. Therefore, not every participant will succeed in completing every course. The more physically fit you are, the more courses you will likely be able to complete. Ultimately, you are responsible for deciding which parts of the park you are comfortable attempting. Participants with a history of neck, back, shoulder, or cardiac issues may be prohibited from participating. If you are pregnant, you will not be allowed to participate.
How difficult are the courses?
The courses and obstacles vary in difficulty. Some elements require more strength, reach, and agility than others. There are a variety of swings, zips, moving footholds, ladders, and places where you need to crawl or duck. Some parts of the course are only 10 feet off the ground, while other elements can be up to 50 feet high. While you will be encouraged to complete as many obstacles as possible, some physical limitations may prevent you from completing a challenge. In this case, a facilitator will assist you to either complete the course or strategically exit.
Is there any reason I should not do the course?
The course is physically demanding, requiring strength, agility, and cardiovascular stamina. Individuals with the following conditions should consult their health care provider and inform the Adventure Park staff prior to participation.
- Pregnancy - if you are pregnant, you will not be allowed on the course.
- Neck, back, or shoulder issues
- Cardiac concerns
- Respiratory problems
- Any other injury or surgery that is relevant to participation on the course.
If you have any questions regarding your specific medical condition or physical limitation, please call us at 719-395-2158.
What are the park rules?
Please refer to the Park Rules
page for details.
Does the park operate in the rain?
The Browns Canyon Adventure Park will operate in light to moderate rain. In the case of inclement weather (i.e., heavy rain, lightning, strong winds), we may have to temporarily close the course for your safety. We will invite you to wait in a safe place until the weather clears, at which point you may return to the course to complete your remaining time. See our Park Rules
page for more information on our Weather Policy.
Are spectators welcome?
Yes, spectators are welcome and are able to view participants on the course from designated areas. Spectators are not allowed on any part of the course at any time, including the main deck.
Are reservations required?
Reservations are highly recommended, especially for large groups. We will always try to accommodate walk-ins, but availability is not guaranteed. Please keep in mind that anyone under 18 must have a release form signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Is the park certified?
The Browns Canyon Adventure Park was built and is maintained by Adventure Experiences, Inc.
(AEI). AEI is one of the original full service challenge course construction companies, and is recognized internationally for its expertise in designing and building state-of-the-art challenge courses. The Browns Canyon Adventure Park is a member of The Association for Challenge Course Technology
(ACCT). ACCT is the professional organization that sets installation, inspection, operational, and certification standards for the challenge course industry.
How safe is the park?
There are inherent risks in any outdoor activity, but we work hard to minimize unnecessary risks and take precaution on the park, as evidenced by our extensive facilitator training. We have an excellent track record of managing risks and caring for our guests. We want each guest to have fun and to be challenged! Nonetheless, we want to provide an environment that neither puts you at unnecessary risk nor limits your potential to fully enjoy each & every activity. Among the risks are splinters, bruises, and scrapes while on the course.
The Browns Canyon Adventure Park is built and maintained to the certification standards of The Association for Challenge Course Technology
(ACCT). We use the latest technology in Smart Belay
systems. Our facilitators will check each participant's equipment and instruct participants prior to their use of the park. It is the participant's responsibility to listen to instructions and obey the staff at all times. All participants are required to follow the safety policies and procedures of Browns Canyon Adventure Park and its facilitators.
What kind of training does the staff go through?
Our facilitators have been trained in checking and operating the equipment, maneuvering throughout the courses, and enacting emergency and rescue procedures should there be a need. All facilitators are trained in accordance with ACCT standards on a yearly basis.
Do I need to sign a waiver?
All participants will be required to sign a Participant Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement prior to participation. Participants under 18 must have their waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.
What is the cancellation policy?
For Browns Canyon Adventure Park, if you cancel your reservation or reduce your number of participants 24 hours or more in advance, you will be refunded all but a cancellation fee of $15 per person/per activity. If you cancel your reservation or reduce your number of participants less than 24 hours prior to your trip, there is no refund. Cancellations and changes must be made during business hours with a reservationist, not by voice mail or email. Increasing your number of participants is based upon availability. Please notify us in advance.
What else is available at the adventure park?
There is so much to do while you are in the area visiting the Browns Canyon Adventure Park! You can combine your Adventure Park experience with a variety of other outdoor activities, including a Noah's Ark Whitewater Rafting trip through Browns Canyon! Check out our packages page
for more information.
How do I get there?
The Browns Canyon Adventure Park is located at Noah's Ark Whitewater Rafting Company. Click here
Is it appropriate to tip my facilitator(s)?
Tipping is industry standard. If you have received exceptional customer service and recognize your facilitator’s hard work in providing you with a quality, professional experience, $5-7 per guest is typical. Tips are always greatly appreciated, but never expected.