Browns Canyon Rafting

Scenic & Exciting Rafting on Colorado’s Arkansas River

Wet | Wild | Fun

Browns Canyon is the most popular whitewater rafting trip on the Arkansas River, and for great reasons! There’s plenty of exciting rapids and excellent scenery on this incredible whitewater rafting adventure. Slightly closer to Denver than our other runs, Browns Canyon makes a perfect day-trip for youth groups, churches, or family reunions. With the beautiful scenery and exciting Class III to III+ rapids, this excursion makes for a great Colorado Rafting adventure!

What to Expect

Our full-day trips depart at 9 am from our Texas Creek location or the Stone Bridge Recreational Area, located at the end of Browns Canyon. You will cover 10-14 Miles of river, depending on river flow. You will have the opportunity to take a swim in the Arkansas River at one of our riverside swimming locations. We will also have pictures available, for purchase, after the trip of you and your crew getting soaked in Zoom Flume. If the river is too chilly, all of our full-day trips include a FREE wetsuit rental.

What about Lunch?

We got you covered! All of our full-day trips include a delicious riverside lunch to be enjoyed by you and your crew.

Trip Details

Ages:
8 - Adult
Skill Level:
Beginner - Intermediate
Rapid Rating:
Class III - IV
Duration:
Full-Day
Departs From:
Texas Creek Office or Stone Bridge Recreation Area
Cost:
From $85

What Our Guests Are Saying

“What a great afternoon!”
Percella Snyder
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“Our family thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our rafting trip with our guides, Mark and Ryan. What makes it even better is the fact that they are Christians! We spent the whole day breaking spiritual bread with some awesome men of God...and we got to navigate the waters of Royal Gorge in the process! ” Read Full Review
“Great Fun, Inspiring people, memories for life!!”
KevnDanata
Cotopaxi, Colorado
“It was the most amazing time we have had in a looong time! From the beginning when Mark gave the safety meeting I knew we were in good (Gods) hands! We then met our guide for the trip, Ryan is an amazing young man, and an inspiration to anyone who is lucky enough to meet him! ...There are tons of Rafting companies on the Arkansas River, but we will be back and recommending Journey Quest every time... ” Read Full Review
“Great Trip, Great People!”
Bret M
Elizabeth, Colorado
“Traveled down the Arkansas with Journey Quest and my daughters. Our guide was friendly and helpful. She even allowed my older daughter to "guide" the boat for a stretch. Will definitely use them again!” Read Full Review
“Get ready to get wet and be amazed!”
WittyFool
Greeley, Colorado
“Our terrific guide showed us the glories of the amazing Royal Gorge, complete with anecdotes and a demand to row (forward 2!). I must admit that I may have missed some of the amazing Gorge because my eyes were shut as I paddled through waves breaking over my head, but I never felt amiss with Denise behind me. If you only see one part of Colorado's amazing beauty, be sure you see it with one of the Journey Quest guides. And don't be afraid to GET WET!!!” Read Full Review
“Such a great time, Journey Quest became an annual event!”
ProfDW
Sasayama-shi, Hyogo, Japan
“Several years ago, my church in Colorado Springs decided to make rafting a summer event. We chose Journey Quest (VFH at that time) and had a blast. We did the half day trip that ends just before the Royal Gorge, and it was perfect for our mixed group. With kids from 13 years old through adventurous grandparents, we wanted something everyone would enjoy; Journey Quest delivered a safe, entertaining, and exciting voyage each time.” Read Full Review

Rafting with a Purpose

Like all our trips, the purpose is much more than just white water rafting. Our guides seek opportunities to use even a couple hours together on the river to share about the love and grace that is found in Jesus Christ. On this Full-Day Browns Canyon trip, we seek to share the transformational power of the living Gospel with all of our guests using spiritual analogies, personal testimonies, and thought provoking questions. This trip is perfect for your family, friends, or youth group who are looking to grow in a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Our guides look to be an example of what a disciple of Christ looks like by proclaiming the truth of the Bible, showing love towards one another, and praying with you during your trip. Read more about how and why we do this at Why Journey Quest?

Browns Canyon Whitewater Rafting Arkansas River Map

Browns Canyon Rafting

The Journey Begins

Your morning starts on a calmer section of river, weaving in and around rocks as you enjoy the gentle float and scenery of the canyon. After a few miles, you officially enter Browns Canyon National Monument where you come face-to-face with exciting Class III to III+ rapids such as Canyon Doors, Pinball, Raft Ripper, and Zume Floom. You will experience beautiful clear water, giant granite boulders, and incredible Colorado mountain scenery, making this an unforgettable adventure! Whitewater rafting in the Browns Canyon should be on your Colorado Rafting Bucket List!

About Browns Canyon

Recently designated Browns Canyon National Monument, this canyon is truly a treat to behold. Starting at the base of several of Colorado’s 14,000ft peaks, this canyon is unmatched for its beauty. The whitewater rafting and kayaking of Browns Canyon attracts boaters from around the world to raft this incredible section of river. There are great hiking trails and rock climbing crags throughout the canyon making it a great place to explore. If you are looking for a quiet and secluded place to camp, spend the night at Ruby Mountain or Hecla Junction recreational area, located in the heart of Browns Canyon.

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