Welcome to Wilderness Aware, the premier provider of Colorado rafting trips since 1976! We guide half-day, full-day and multi-day Colorado whitewater rafting trips on the most popular rivers in the state: the Arkansas River, the Dolores River, the Gunnison River, the Colorado River, and the North Plate. Additionally, our sister company, Arizona Rafting, offers spring rafting trips on the Salt River in Arizona, which can be booked through our site. 

Our guides are experts of their craft, prioritizing safety and passionate about sharing their knowledge and love of the wilderness with our guests. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly float or an adrenaline-pumping adventure, we have Colorado rafting trips perfect for you! If you’re new around here, we highly recommend giving the exciting Browns Canyon rafting a try.  

Browns Canyon Full-Day Trip

When you book a Browns Canyon rafting trip you’ll experience Colorado’s most popular white water rafting trip! Raft the Arkansas River in Buena Vista, Colorado near Denver and Colorado Springs. Rafters of all skill levels and kids ages 7+ are welcome on this trip that runs between May 1st and Labor Day.

whitewater rafters on the Arkansas River Full day trip

Price : $134

Ages : 7+

Departures : 9:30am

Rapids : Class III-IV


Numbers Full Day Trip

Experience the most highly technical and challenging section of white water we offer. This thrilling and fast-paced Arkansas River trip departs from our office in Buena Vista, Colorado, near Colorado Springs and Denver, and includes the Numbers and Narrows sections. Recommended to advanced rafters and those ages 14+. This adventure is available from May 15 to Aug 15.

Price : $149

Ages : 14+

Departures : 9:00 AM

Rapids : IV-V


Royal Gorge Full Day Trip

Join us on the most popular advanced rafting section on the Arkansas River! Experience the true beauty of the Royal Gorge, as stunning canyon walls surround this section of whitewater near Cañon City, Colorado – close to Colorado Springs and Denver. Suitable for advanced rafters and those ages 14+, raft with us between late-May and mid-August. Gather your family and friends for a full day of thrilling rapids!

Price : $159

Ages : 14+

Departures : 9:30 AM

Rapids : Class IV-V


Bighorn Sheep Canyon Full Day Trip

Tackle fun, splashy and swift rapids on this exciting full day section of the Arkansas River near Cañon City, Colorado – close to Colorado Springs and Denver. This trip is suitable for all skill levels, kids ages 6+ and is available from late-May to mid-August. This white water adventure is a great choice for families with younger kids that want a fun-filled day of adventure.

Price : $153

Ages : 6+

Departures : 9:30 AM

Rapids : Class II-III


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