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Rafting Brown's Canyon with small children. When to go?

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Rafting Brown's Canyon with small children. When to go?

Will the water levels be too high around the 4th of July for small children (age 6)? Should I wait until later in the summer?

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1. Re: Rafting Brown's Canyon with small children. When to go?

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Water flow isn't always linear, but peak runoff is typically mid-June to late-June. But cities fill their resevoirs until later in the summer when they start releasing the water so the flows go back up. Right now the flow is above 2000cfs (cubic feet per second) which is very big/fast. Call some of the companies listed on the page above and ask them. They might not let young kids on Browns Canyon if the flows are too high or even if not, they all have age requirements. They may recommend something else too for that age too. The main argument for waiting later in the summer is that the water will be warmer so maybe less complaining kids about freezing and such, but thunderstorms are more prelevant then too.

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2. Re: Rafting Brown's Canyon with small children. When to go?

Brown's Canyon might be a bit much for small children, you may want to consider another stretch of the river. If you call one of the rafting companies, I'm sure they would be extremely helpful.

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3. Re: Rafting Brown's Canyon with small children. When to go?

We've done it before the year the water level was really, really low. I think the youngest was about that age. They just sit in the middle of the boat and enjoy the ride. When the water level is really low like that, it mean a LOT of work for you though. Talk about sore the next day!

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