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Wilderness Aware Rafting

12600 US Hwy 285 & 24, Buena Vista, CO 81211
+1 800-462-7238
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Browns Canyon National Monument Whitewater Rafting
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Colorado river rafting trips on five Colorado rivers. River rafting trips on Colorado's most popular river, the Arkansas River through Browns Canyon National Monument and the Royal Gorge. Wildwater and family class river rafting trips. Established in 1976, we have experienced guides and an outstanding safety record. Twice named "Colorado Company of the Year!" Winner of the BBB Excellence in Customer Service Award.
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“the river” (365 reviews)
“browns canyon” (160 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
12600 US Hwy 285 & 24, Buena Vista, CO 81211
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We made a day trip from Denver over to Buena Vista for a day of rafting. It is a long drive but we were not disappointed. We did the Browns/Numbers Combo and had an amazing time. We started the morning in Browns Canyon, which was...More

Thank nessren13
Reviewed 2 October 2017

My fiance and I were tipped off to Wilderness Aware by some friends of ours with connections to the area. We had such a great time. Our guide was very informative, encouraged us to ask questions about the river, the area, and wildlife, and he...More

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 28 September 2017

As the journey began, we had no idea what to expect. The sun still low in the sky, far lower than our spirits, as they soared atop Elberts snowy peak. One step closer to becoming one with the river. Let it wash you clean. Let...More

Thank RustyDutch
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This was my first time rafting and it by far exceeded my expectations. From beginning to end all of the staff was competant, friendly, and made it a lot of fun with their wit. Me and my 12 year old daughter had a fair amount...More

Thank Holly W
Reviewed 14 September 2017

With all the rafting outfitters, it is hard to choose. This one was so excellent! Very organized, very friendly and accommodating. After watching the safety video online the night before our trip, my daughter and I sort of "chickened out." When we arrived, they allowed...More

Thank hcvoyageuse
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We not only had teenagers but also younger children. Our ages ranged from 63 - 7, and every one of us had a blast! We had 2 rafts for our family, and our guide Kayla was wonderful. She was very informative and professional and shared...More

Thank spelljl
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We booked a 3-day rafting trip with Wilderness Aware, and had a great time! Our guides, Brent, Mara, and Isaiah were professional and lots of fun. The weather wasn't ideal but they made the best of it and even lent some of the kids in...More

Thank eghaskell
Reviewed 31 August 2017

As we had an 11 and 13 year old in our group who were quite hesitant (to say the least) about their first whitewater rafting experience, we chose the Browns Canyon Half-Day trip. I thought it would be a good introduction to rafting for them...More

Thank Jenn S
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic day white water rafting in Brown's canyon. We opted to spend a full day paddling and it was so great. Jesse our guide was professional, fun, knowledgeable and very passionate about his job. We learnt so much about the canyon. The white...More

Thank Amelia C
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We had an awesome time during our day trip rafting with Wilderness Aware through Brown's Canyon. Our guide, Iasaih, made the whole trip exciting and fun. I can't wait to go and do it again.

Thank jeff m
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4 June 2017|
Response from Kim P | Reviewed this property |
Great question and that was my concern too. When we went the water was very fast. Prior to leaving I was calling daily to see the water speed that I believe is measured in CSMs. Three days prior to our trip they called me to... More
23 January 2017|
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Response from pgrafton | Reviewed this property |
We did a full day and it was AWESOME! You only spend about 1.5 hours on the water each time. The morning we did one or two sections of easier skill sets, the afternoon was more advanced. You get a lunch in between back at... More
23 July 2016|
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Response from Shelly J | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mike, We did the half day and yes it was challenging for us as first timers. It was rated 3-4 on rapids, but there was some casual floating to catch your breath. We will do it it again and probably go for the full... More