2 Day – Arkansas River Whitewater Rafting Trip – Brown’s Canyon and Bighorn Sheep Canyon

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Arkansas River

Multi-Day

Intermediate Class III-IV

A 2 day whitewater adventure combines Brown’s Canyon and Bighorn Sheep Canyon with camping at our riverside location in Cotopaxi. Each section provides a unique Arkansas River experience of varying scenery and rapids. The easy accessibility we have to these canyons from our location allows us to customize our trips to your group’s needs. We have a spectacular setting at our camping area below the Cotopaxi Cliffs for the exclusive use of our guests. We commonly view bighorn sheep coming down to the water to drink. We provide scrumptious meals and do all the cooking while you enjoy fishing, horseshoes or relaxing around the fire with river tales. Camping equipment rentals are available. You’ll get adventure, excitement, quality time with your group and much needed time in the outdoors.
Day 1 combines splendid whitewater rafting with spectacular views of the Sawatch Range containing some of Colorado’s highest peaks. We raft through fun Class III rapids such as Pinball, Zoom Flume, the Staircase and the infamous Seidel’s Suckhole. This scenic canyon parallels the Brown’s Canyon Wilderness Study Area and is now established as a National Monument. After your day of rafting you will have time to relax or play games around camp while you guides prepare your meal.
Day 2 launches beneath the dramatic Cotopaxi cliffs at our convenient riverside base. Floating past spectacular geological formations and views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range we run exciting Class II-III rapids like Texas Creek, Maytag, and Devil’s Hole. After a delicious buffet lunch we plunge into more demanding and technical rapids (Class III-IV): Prelude, 3 Rocks Falls, Spikebuck and Shark’s Tooth to name a few. Sightings of bighorn sheep are very common in this section.
Great trip for families, groups and adventure seekers of all levels. Don’t miss out on the best rafting Colorado has to offer!

Minimum Age

Minimum Age is 8 years old

Meeting Location

Arkansas River Tours
Cotopaxi Office

19487 US Highway 50,
Cotopaxi 81223

Arrival Time

8:15 AM

Launch Time

9:00 AM

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Trip Reviews

Small outfitter with attention to detail.

2 day beginner
★★★★★
We did the 2-day overnight trip with Mike as our guide. He was amazing. Very skilled and patient with us as first timers. Small outfitter with attention to detail. Water was high and Mike did a great job guiding us through some great whitewater.
- Jon Krempasky

We would absolutely do this vacation again!

2 day beginner
★★★★★
We had a terrific time on our 2 day family overnight Rafting trip. Marshal was our official 'everything'. Not only was he our rafting guide, but also cooked meals, and provided us with a lot of history from the area. We would absolutely do this vacation again. We learned about rafting, saw some amazing sights, and enjoyed the water.
- Hannah Corsentino

Made me feel special.

2 day beginner
★★★★★
Went out with Harrison on a 2 day guys trip, and he did an excellent job dealing with all of us. Even though he had explained that the river had already decided what kind of day we were going to have, we knew that was a lie, and that it was Harrison who would determine how good our day would be. Excellent job by a bright young guide. Also liked the fact we got the personal van each day instead of the massive bus like the rest of the rafting companies. Made me feel special. 🙂
- Cheryl Singer

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