The Best of Colorado Whitewater Rafting

Join Noah's Ark for a rafting trip on Colorado's Arkansas River and discover one of the most incredible whitewater rafting experiences in the United States!

Put our 35 years of industry experience to work to make your Arkansas River whitewater trip the best!

As the river forges a path through the Rocky Mountains and drops into Browns Canyon National Monument and the Royal Gorge, you will LOVE the incredible action, 14,000 ft. scenery, and beauty of Colorado.

Our Arkansas River Rafting headquarters are located just south of Buena Vista, north of Salida, and 2 hours from Colorado Springs, Denver, Breckenridge, and Summit County. It is an amazingly versatile river, offering fun float trips for Colorado families and beginners, all the way to heart-pounding Class III-IV+ whitewater thrills for river enthusiasts.
Prices starting at $55.00

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Choose From Easy Float Trips or Big Whitewater:

 Browns Canyon Half Day Colorado's most popular rafting trip! This half day trip takes you through 10 miles of the beautiful Browns Canyon National Monument. With 7 class III-IV rapids, and 3 departure times launching from our private put-in daily, this trip is great for first timers and experienced rafters alike. Rafting

Browns Canyon Half Day

  • Adults: $68
  • Youth (6-12): $55
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Browns Canyon Full Day Spend a full day on the river! Launch from the Noah's Ark put-in. You'll start by rafting the first 10 miles of Browns Canyon. After enjoying a delicious meal on the banks of the Arkansas River, you'll continue on for another 6 miles through 2 more class III-IV rapids, for a total of 16 miles and 9 major rapids. Rafting

Browns Canyon Full Day

  • Adults: $96
  • Youth (6-12): $84.50
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Browns Canyon Overnight Spend a night under the stars! This overnight rafting trip includes 9 class III-IV rapids and 18 miles of rafting through Browns Canyon. While at camp, explore the Browns Canyon National Monument on foot, go fishing, or just relax around the campfire before falling asleep to the sound of the Arkansas River. Rafting

Browns Canyon Overnight

  • Adults: $225
  • Youth (6-12): $195
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Narrows Full Day Located North of Browns Canyon, this technically challenging trip offers spectacular views, a delicious homemade lunch, and exciting rapids! Rafting

Narrows Full Day

  • Adults: $102
  • Youth (6-12): N/A
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Narrows Overnight This Overnight rafting trip includes both the Narrows and Browns Canyon sections, giving you 15 class III-IV rapids over 29 miles. After rafting all day, you'll pull over to dine and camp in the canyon! Rafting

Narrows Overnight

  • Adults: $270
  • Youth (6-12): N/A
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Royal Gorge Full Day The Royal Gorge Trip offers 18 miles of whitewater in the shadows of the stunning 1000 foot canyon walls of the Royal Gorge. It is a physically demanding trip with breathtaking scenery. Rafting

Royal Gorge Full Day

  • Adults: $119
  • Youth (6-12): N/A
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Numbers Full Day The Numbers is a highly technical section of whitewater for those with excellent physical stamina and a desire for relentless class IV-IV+ rapids. This 19 mile trip also includes the Narrows section and a wonderful lunch! Rafting

Numbers Full Day

  • Adults: $120
  • Youth (6-12): N/A
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Not sure which trip is right for you? Compare our rafting trips.

*Age minimum and rapids rating subject to change depending upon water conditions.

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Our most popular package!

Park & Paddle

Start your day with 2.5 hours of fun on the most innovative challenge course in Colorado. Take a break from the action and enjoy a delicious lunch followed by an afternoon of rafting through Browns Canyon National Monument.
  • Adults: $134
  • Youth (7-12): $115
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Rock & Raft

A morning of rock climbing and rappelling followed by a trip down the Arkansas River in the afternoon. Also provided is a delicious deli-style lunch at Noah's riverfront property between your activities.
  • Adults: 144
  • Youth (6-12): 131
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Raft & Soak

Spend the morning splashing through the Class III-IV whitewater rapids of the Arkansas River. After lunch at our riverfront property, head to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort to soak in the natural hot springs next to Chalk Creek.
  • Adults: $91
  • Youth (6-12): $76
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Raft & Rail

First, you will raft through Browns Canyon National Monument before heading 45 minutes north of BV on Hwy 24 to the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad depot. Lunch is provided.
  • Adults: $117
  • Youth (6-12): $85
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Climb & Overnight Raft

Experience a complete Colorado adventure by combining rock climbing, rafting, and camping! Start your day rock climbing and rappelling. After lunch, raft through Browns Canyon. Finish your day camping on the banks of the Arkansas River.
  • Adults: $293
  • Youth (6-12): $263
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Paddle & Saddle

This package includes a morning whitewater rafting trip on the Arkansas Rive, followed by lunch at our riverfront property before a 2-hour horseback ride with Mt. Princeton Riding Stables or Harvard City Stables.
  • Adults: $136/141
  • Youth (6-12): $123/128
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Raft & Llama Trek

Start your 2-day adventure with a Full Day Rafting trip through Browns Canyon National Monument! On Day 2, join Spruce Ridge Llama Adventure Treks for an all day llama trek. Dinner and overnight accommodations not included.
  • Adults: $181
  • Youth (6-12): $129.50
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