Arkansas River Rafting

Colorado Rafting Adventures is located in the Arkansas River Valley between Buena Vista and Salida.  The Arkansas River flows through Colorado’s favorite whitewater rafting destination in Browns Canyon National Monument, providing memorable rafting adventures for families, youth groups, adults and corporate group outings. With incredible miles of continuous class II, III, & IV rapids, we invite you to take the plunge on America’s favorite rafting river!

  • When selecting a whitewater rafting trip, you will want to consider a few important factors such as the age of participants in your group, and your previous whitewater rafting experience.
  • At CRA, we offer several unique whitewater day trips that are among some of the best of the west, from high in the Rockies surrounded by the Collegiate Peaks to steep canyon drops within our National Forests.
  •  Designated in 2015 as a National Monument the 21,589-acres of Browns Canyon offers some of the areas most scenic and continuous class III whitewater in the state. For centuries, the rugged granite cliffs, colorful rock outcroppings, and stunning mountain vistas of Browns Canyon National Monument have attracted visitors from around the world. The upper Arkansas River offers some of the areas most challenging whitewater runs like the Numbers class IV and Pine Creek with its big class V drop.
  • Browns Canyon is the most popular of all of rafting adventures. A classic whitewater adventure with incredible scenery, numerous Class III rapids and areas to take a swim.

Need help deciding on which trip? Check out our Browns Canyon vs The Numbers page.

Other River Recommendations

Colorado Rafting Adventures is part of a larger outdoor recreation company, Adventure Outdoors LLC.  Adventure Outdoors also operates in two other iconic Colorado rafting destinations: Glenwood Springs, and Vail / Beaver Creek.  If you are planning to stay in one of these areas, or would like to experience a different river or Colorado scenery,  click here to check out what we have to offer out of these locations.