Paddle & Saddle

Combine Colorado's most popular section of whitewater with a horseback ride through Colorado's Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area.

In the morning, raft through Browns Canyon National Monument—Colorado's most popular section of whitewater – and view Colorado's Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area from a new perspective. Experience the fun and excitement of rafting several Class II-III+ whitewater rapids such as Pinball, Zoom Flume, and Raft Ripper.

Enjoy a delicious deli-style lunch in our Outdoor Pavilion, then join our local wranglers and friends at either Mt. Princeton Riding Stables or Harvard City Stables for a 2 hour trail ride. You have your choice of these two outstanding local horse outfitters:
  • Harvard City Stables offers a ride that crosses three creeks and a foot bridge and has great views of the Arkansas River Valley, Cottonwood Pass, Mt. Princeton, and Mt. Yale as you ascend to over 9,500 ft. Located about 7 miles West of Buena Vista, on CR 306.
  • Mt. Princeton Riding Stables offers a trail ride through the pinon trees, along the old narrow gauge railroad bed that went to St. Elmo around the turn of the century and by the old trout pond. You get excellent views of the peaks of Harvard, Yale, and the base of Mt. Antero or you will do the 2 hour ridge ride behind the Mt. Princeton Resort. Located on County Road 162 in Nathrop, in the Chalk Cliffs Canyon.
 

Paddle & Saddle

  • Adults: $143
  • Youth (6-12): $130
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Trip Details

CHECK-IN TIME:
8AM at Noah's Ark

MINIMUM AGE:
6 years old (could change based on water levels)

MINIMUM GROUP SIZE:
1 person

DIFFICULTY RATING:
Class III-III+ Rapids

  MEALS PROVIDED:

Lunch


EQUIPMENT:

For rafting: 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.

For horseback riding: Long pants, closed toe shoes. Bring a layer for possible cool weather or showers.


 


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