The most popular rafting trip near Breckenridge

Browns Canyon Rafting – Beginner / Intermediate

Browns Rafting Trip

Quick trip facts:

*Minimum requirements and rapid classifications fluctuate with water levels. Please call for current conditions.

Browns Canyon Class III (IV)

Please book in advance

Call: (800) 723-8987

Full Day: 10:30 am
1/2 Day: 9 am, 10 am & 2 pm

Spring and fall trip times may vary. Click book to check availability. Processing and park fees added at checkout.

Full Day:
$109 / Person


Half Day:
$68 / Person


Looking for the best intermediate class III whitewater rafting in Colorado?

Browns Canyon half day and full day river trips on the Arkansas River are hard to beat. The check-in point for this trip is River Runners at Browns Canyon, which is a scenic one hour and 20 minute drive from Breckenridge, Colorado. All Browns Canyon rafting trips launch right from River Runners private beach on the Arkansas River. This eliminates a shuttle to the put-in and gives you more time to relax and enjoy your vacation.

Most people choose to paddle through Browns Canyon while their guide calls commands from the back of the boat, but you can also choose to have your river guide row down the river, giving passengers time to relax and enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery. Either way, the entire family is sure to love whitewater rafting through this unique and remote Colorado canyon.

Family fun

At the start of the Browns Canyon rafting trip, there are several easier Class I-II rapids to warm up paddlers prior to entering the canyon. In Browns Canyon there are famous Class III intermediate rapids such as Zoom Flume, Toilet bowl and the Staircase, sure to entice even the timid rafters. Prepare to get wet in Browns Canyon as the wave trains can splash and astonish you. Intermediate level rafting has great pauses in between rapids, allowing rafters time to regain their composure and prepare for the next oncoming rapid.

At the end of the trip enjoy viewing a slideshow of professional photographs taken while rafting in Browns Canyon. Images are available for purchase at the River Runners River Rafting Store. Looking for more adventure? Try rafting the Numbers or Pine Creek.

Hot Springs and Cool Rafting

Book a Browns Canyon rafting trip with River Runners and receive discounted tickets to swim and soak at the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort – a five-minute drive from River Runners at Browns Canyon. Enjoy natural geothermic creek-side pools, hot pools, cool pools, and a 150-foot water slide ($5 extra). This Colorado hot springs resort also offers exclusive lodging deals to River Runners whitewater rafting guests from Breckenridge.