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Colorado white water rafting since 1976
Popular Buena Vista white water rafting trips and beyond
Wilderness Aware is the premier Colorado and Buena Vista white water rafting outfitter since 1976. Known for providing thrilling river rafting experiences on five different rivers throughout the state. With 47+ years of expertise in river rafting Colorado and extensive knowledge of the area’s waterways, Wilderness Aware has become a trusted provider of unforgettable rafting trips. Whether you’re a seasoned rafter or a first-time adventurer, Wilderness Aware offers a range of options for Colorado white water rafting. Join us for an experience of a lifetime and discover the beauty and excitement of Colorado and Buena Vista white water rafting.
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Arkansas River – 2, 3 and 5 Day Trips
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Arkansas River: browns canyon – numbers – royal gorge
Lower Browns Canyon Float
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Buena Vista Rafting is made possible thanks to the magnificent Arkansas River which boasts four distinct rafting sections, each offering a unique and thrilling experience. The Browns Canyon rafting section is the most popular among them, strikes the perfect balance of challenge and forgiveness, catering to both experienced rafters and first-timers alike. The Numbers rafting section promises a highly technical and steep adventure, attracting thrill-seekers looking for an action-packed challenge. For a spectacle of nature’s grandeur, the Arkansas River’s Royal Gorge section impresses with its towering canyon walls and big, powerful rapids, making it an unforgettable journey. The Narrows section enchants with its secluded beauty, as non-stop exciting whitewater takes rafters through a mesmerizing landscape of cottonwood trees and the imposing Collegiate Peaks in the distance. Whether you choose Browns Canyon white water rafting or another Arkansas River rafting section, you will find that Buena Vista white water rafting offers its own captivating allure for an unforgettable rafting experience!
challenging yet forgiving
The Browns Canyon Rafting section of the Arkansas River is the most popular whitewater section in the U.S., because it is challenging enough for experienced rafters, yet forgiving enough for first-timers.
technical and steep
The Numbers section of the Arkansas River is steep and rocky, making it very technical and challenging. This section of Arkansas River whitewater is for those looking for an action-packed, highly challenging adventure.
big and powerful
The Royal Gorge is one of the most spectacular stretches of the Arkansas River, known not only for its sheer, steep canyon walls, but also for its big, powerful, technical rapids.
beautiful and secluded
The Narrows offers non-stop exciting whitewater through a beautifully secluded section of the Arkansas River. Large cottonwood trees line the river, where the stunning 14,000 peaks of the Collegiate Peaks dominate the horizon.