Browns Canyon

Class III - Beginner

Minimum Requirements : 7 years old and 45 lbs.
All participants should be able to swim and be in good physical condition.
Risk is involved with all whitewater rafting trips – you and everyone in your party must be willing to accept that risk.
All participants must read and sign a waiver – minors under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian read and sign a waiver on their behalf.

Class III - Beginner

Minimum Requirements :
7 years old and 45 lbs

Half Day

$85 Adult | $80 Child (12 & under)
Trips depart at 9:00 and 2:00

Book Half Day

Full Day

$150 Adult | $140 Child (12 & under)
Trip departs at 10:30

Book Full Day

Why Choose Us?

You have lots of choices for you rafting trip, so what makes us stand out? We are a small, family run company on the nations busiest river. That means a more private, personalized trip for you and your group. We are located closer to the take out for the half day and full day Browns Canyon trips than any other company. That means a short 5-10 minute ride back after your trip. Some companies have a 45 minute or longer shuttle. Come experience the MONUMENTAL difference.

Browns Canyon National Monument(al)

Whitewater Rafting Colorado's Browns Canyon National Monument is the most popular trip on the Arkansas River, and for good reason. A secluded canyon nestled along the ancient Mosquito Range and magnificent Collegiate Peaks of the Rocky Mountains between the towns of Buena Vista and Salida, Colorado. Spectacular scenery as you travel through a beautiful forested canyon and fun splashy whitewater combine to make a trip you will remember for a lifetime.

Family Fun Class III

Class III rapids like Canyon Doors, the long and wave filled Zoom Flume, the seven steps of Staircase, and many others are sure to excite and thrill you and your family and friends. Marvel at the naturally sculpted canyon walls and boulders, crystal clear trout filled waters, and other abundant wildlife like Blue Heron and Bighorn Sheep as we travel through this secluded Colorado wilderness.

Closer to the take-out than any company

Our office is located just minutes from the take-out, or end, of the Browns Canyon half day and full day trips. Closer than any other company. That means you get back to your vehicle and dry clothes quickly.

Overnights and Multi-Day trips

Do you want more time on the river? Nothing beats spending the night down in Browns Canyon National Monument. We camp right alongside the river. All meals are included and prepared by your professional guides. Learn More.

“Our rafting trip with Monumental was the best part about our vacation! I needed an activity that all four of our children would enjoy and this one delivered...and then some. This company was the perfect choice and our guide was AMAZING. On our next trip to the area, we will definitely use this company again....and again...."Crystal M | Trip Advisor

Availability Calendar

Not finding the availability you want? We might be running the lower sections of the river that day. Check out the Bighorn Sheep Canyon section for a comparable experience and ability level.

“I have been rafting before on Clear Creek, but this was way better. Our guide was very knowledgable and the trip was awesome! Highly recommend Browns Canyon!”Emily T. from Florida | Trip Advisor


14825 US HWY 285
Salida, CO 81201

We meet you at our office for the trip.

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