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

“Excellent for Youth Groups!”
Erica D
Via TripAdvisor
“The youth group I work with has gone rafting with Journey quest multiple times as a cap-off to a week of missions outreach. Not only is it a fun and exciting time of bonding, but it is so refreshing to hear your guide talk about the beauty of God's creation like a real, down-to-earth, and fun-loving person. All the guides I've met are very skilled at teaching, encouraging, and leading their rafting crew, which puts even those who are a bit squeamish about the endeavor at ease.” Read Full Review
“Unforgettable experience!”
Kyle G
Via TripAdvisor
“From beginning to end, this was an incredible experience! Kody Adcock was my guide for the day, but the entire staff and crew was wonderful! They made me feel so comfortable and we had plenty of laughs along the way...The water was wonderful, the stories were spectacular, and the scenery was amazing! I'd recommend a trip with JourneyQuest to anyone looking for an adventure and ready to get their adrenaline going! Thanks guys!” Read Full Review
“Full Day Adventure – Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Trip”
Kfk73
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
“We went on the Full Day Adventure Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Trip. It was a wonderful trip and I would highly recommend it for those who love whitewater rafting. We went in August so the river was down some, but we still had great rapids and a very enjoyable trip. Our guide did an excellent job. If we lived closer we would go several times a year. The kids thought the whitewater rafting trip was the best activity we did while in Colorado.” Read Full Review
“Family fun”
Romerofamily49
Espanola, New Mexico
“Greatest part of trip, was rafting with Journey Quest. Professional, friendly well knowledged and likable are what made this guide group make our trip the best it could be. Thank You from the ROMEROS. ” 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

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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