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Browns Canyon National Monument

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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
307 W Sackett Ave, Salida, CO 81201-1654
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

We had a great self guided hike/swim. The trail meanders along the Arkansas river with some gravel beach areas. The trails also go up into the hills as well. Dog friendly, some trails bike is ok, bouldering, and running. Gravely and slippery in areas hiking...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Vegas T
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Had our daughter and grandsons on a half day raft trip with Noahs Ark Rafting today. The whole crew were all very professional and we were so happy with our guide, Parker, who made the trip as safe and fun as possible. So worth it!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Believe it is the number one stretch for rafting and it is sufficiently exciting for just about anyone. There are some exceptional rafting companies, recommend smaller operations that have been there for a long while.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Robert H
Reviewed 26 January 2018

I'm one of those people trying to see as many sites of the National Parks system as possible, which is why we visited here. It's very pretty, but you'll want to go with another activity, such as rafting, as the primary objective. We underwent some...More

Date of experience: June 2017
5  Thank SarahTSears
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Great trip on a busy day on the river. It was incredibly crowded with other users at the put in, so a little like bumper cars in the beginning, but Levi was so chill and relaxed that I'm sure he could navigate that stretch on...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank wolftrapstables
Reviewed 31 July 2017

There are several marked trails with maps available at the entrance. Not easy to find. Search for Ruby Recreation Area, which is a state camping area. The federal parking is beyond it.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank vfhoyt
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Go with Independent Whitewater Rafting they were great extremely friendly guide named Bubby. Very experienced staff.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Susan D
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Browns Canyon is a beautiful area in the heart of the Rockies. Best enjoyed while floating on a raft with friends and some cold brews.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank CCOfenstein
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

So I had me and 3 daughters ranging from 10 to 17. We did the half day tour and IT WAS AWESOME! We were blessed with the best river guide... Wilson. He made it fun and exciting! We knew we were in good hands and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Meander710039
Reviewed 8 March 2017

A treasure for the Upper Arkansas Valley and Colorado! Multi-sport activities available, plus camping.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Julie M
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