Raft, Zip & Climb at Colorado's Browns Canyon National Monument on the Arkansas River 

Your best summer fun ever starts here in Buena Vista, Colorado with fantastic whitewater rafting and aerial adventure park climbing and zipping on the banks of Colorado's most popular river - the Arkansas through Browns Canyon! 


Browns Canyon rafting on the Arkansas River is the most popular rafting trip in Colorado! 


  • Colorado's #1 rafting river trip runs through Browns Canyon National Monument, just downstream of friendly Buena Vista, Colorado and only a 2 hour beautiful scenic drive from Colorado Springs. 
  • Browns Canyon rafting trips have super fun Class III-III+ rapids and remarkable scenery around every bend. See exceptional Colorado mountains, canyons, flowers & wildlife that you can only access by raft!
  • Two most popular trip choices will maximize your fun:  Browns Canyon Half Day (10 miles + 7 rapids), or Full Day Trip (16 miles + 9 rapids + Lunch).  All trips depart right from Noah's Ark's rafting center - walk to your raft!
  • Rafting is for ages 6 and up at regular to low water levels. Early season rafting can be ages 12 and up at higher snowmelt water levels. No experience needed! Refer to our Whitewater FAQ to learn more about high water season.
  • Conveniently book your rafting trips online.
  Paddle through Browns Canyon National Monument!

Explore Your Trip Options: Half Day or Full Day Browns Canyon Rafting

"What a fantastic time on the gorgeous Arkansas River with my family and Noah’s Ark! I’ve experienced other rafting companies in different parts of the country and Noah’s is the best! The entire operation is 1st class and very professional. Every staff person we encountered was friendly, helpful and kind."
(Reviewed 7/18/18)

Zip and Climb on Colorado's Favorite Aerial Adventure Park Right at the River!


Catch views of Browns Canyon from The Big Drop Swing!  
  • Our Browns Canyon Adventure Park is chock full of fun and varying trails and elements that challenge the youngest to the strongest park-goers. 
  • The Giant Swing literally runs out high above the scenic Arkansas River at the entrance of Browns Canyon National Monument!
  • Thousands of climbers from ages 7 to 95 have enjoyed this park, you don't have to be ultra-fit to have so much fun trying out the various obstacles and ziplines.
  • Purchase a Deluxe Pass and gain access to 4 Courses and 2 High Adrenaline Challenges, including 66 unique obstacles, 7 ziplines, and the Big Drop Swing.
  • You can climb at night under Colorado's famous starry skies. Try Glow in the Park for a total change in family fun on a warm Colorado evening!
  • Conveniently book your Adventure Park experience or rafting and park package, online.

 Explore Your Adventure Park Options: Day Pass or Night Climbing!

"Best. Ropes. Course. Ever. There were so many options to choose from once you were on the course. Definitely the most fun and challenging ropes course I've done!"

Porter B
(reviewed 8/8/18)

Save On Rafting and Adventure Park Packages Here!

Our most popular package!

Park & Paddle

Start your day with 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: $152
  • Youth (7-12): $136
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"We spent most of the morning in the climbing park & had a blast! ALL of the guides were superb! Everything was explained well, we were given instruction, advice and encouragement all along the way, safety was #1... I could go on & on. Before today I'd never been to a Colorado tourist attraction where the staff seemed genuinely happy to be there and happy that we were too!"

Leanne D ON Trip advisor (reviewed 10/18/18)

The Noah's Ark Difference: 

Noah's Ark highly trained, family-friendly staff lead and guide with the values of excellence, commitment, fun, adventure, trustworthiness, character and service that have made Noahs Ark the #1 choice of half a million guests since 1983. Learn more here. 

Rafting Trips run May - August.
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