Overnight White Water Rafting Trips on the Arkansas River in Colorado
Ask the locals how to truly experience Colorado’s majestic rivers and they’ll recommend an overnight white water rafting trip. Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting offers you the chance to fully immerse yourself in the outdoors with a multi-day river rafting trip on the Arkansas River in Colorado. Our two- and three-day trips offer you a mix of adventures on and off the raft. You will spend the day on the river, blasting through stunning scenery and thrilling whitewater. In the evening, relish an evening hike, millions of stars and the downtime in the open air as your expert guides prepare a classic river-style meal at camp. Our guides will make you feel comfortable and competent during your adventure. They love spending time on the river and want to share that passion with you. Read below about our 24 Hours in Browns Canyon trip or our 3-Day Mild to Wild trip.
Overnight white water trips include wet suits, paddle jackets, transportation to and from the river, tents, sleeping pads, and meals. Bring your sleeping bag and you’re all set!
24 Hours of Browns Canyon
An excellent weekend getaway! This trip is our Browns Canyon Sizzler trip set up as an overnight white water rafting trip. Packed with stunning scenery, thrilling whitewater and secluded riverside camping in a proposed federal Wilderness Area, it’s the perfect river trip for groups and families searching for an adventurous bonding experience. You’ll arrive mid-afternoon the first day, raft into Browns Canyon, camp and have a hearty dinner in the canyon. A gear raft with all of your personal gear and provisions for the overnight will accompany you.
You’ll awake to a delicious breakfast in the canyon, paddle out mid-morning and be back at your car before noon the second day.
Bring your sleeping bag; we’ll handle everything else. If you don’t have a sleeping bag, check with the Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting office to arrange rental (sleeping bags must be reserved ahead of time) or just steal your guide’s! Minimum age 7 yrs/50 lbs.
- 2 day/1 night trip (total time gone from the Outpost approx 24 hours)
- Check in 12 pm noon
- Intermediate Family Whitewater
- Min age 7 & 50 lbs
- Includes wetsuits & splash jackets
- Includes tents and sleeping pads
- Includes hearty and hot dinner and breakfast
- $299/adult, $279/child 7-12
- Departs Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays
3 Day Mild to Wild
The ultimate overnight white water rafting experience in Colorado! Your first two days are full of intermediate whitewater fun before hitting the most advanced whitewater on the Arkansas River on Day 3. The first night you’ll camp in the majestic and remote Browns Canyon while your guides prepare a gourmet dinner for you. Hiking and fishing options abound at camp, or just relax under the stars.
Wake up to a delicious breakfast and raft the rest of the canyon through rapids like Zoom Flume, the Seven Stairs and Seidel’s Suckhole. Halfway through the day, take a break as your guides prepare a riverside lunch for you. After Lunch you’ll jump into Inflatable Kayaks (duckies) and paddle them to the take out. At the end of your second day on the river, we’ll pick you up and drive you further north upstream to another riverside camp. But wait–the fun’s not over! Spend the remainder of the afternoon rock climbing and rappelling riverside in Granite Gorge. No experience necessary; we’ll teach you all you need to know.
On the third morning, after a hearty breakfast, prepare to run the most exhilarating whitewater on the Arkansas, the Class IV & V Pine Creek and the Numbers—also known as “The Gauntlet!” But first you’ll rappel from your camp down into Granite Gorge, where you’ll meet your rafts for this incredible day. This trip provides the perfect progression from intermediate to the most advanced whitewater. We take care of all the details; all you need to bring is your sleeping bag. Minimum age 15 yrs.
- 3 Days, 2 Nights
- Includes wetsuits and splash jackets
- Includes tents and sleeping pads
- Includes 7 hearty and delicious meals prepared by your guides: lunch and dinner on Day 1; breakfast, lunch and dinner on Day 2; breakfast and lunch on Day 3.
- Advanced + whitewater rafting, Minimum age 15
- Also includes inflatable kayaking, rock climbing and rappelling
- Departs Tuesday and Saturdays
- $719 per person
Overnight 24 Hours in Browns Canyon Rafting + Zipline Tour Package
- Overnight Whitewater Trip + Zip Line
- Cost: From $372 adults, $332 kids 10-12 (min 75 lbs)
- Departs from our Granite Outpost north of Buena Vista: See Map
For the perfect weekend getaway in the mountains, this river trip will take you through Browns Canyon where you’ll spend the night under the stars. After a full day of whitewater rafting and spending the night in the great outdoors, you and your group will pack up the camp and head back to the river. The river trips ends as you successfully reach the end of Browns Canyon where you’ll enjoy a nice lunch by the river and dry off in preparation for your next adventure. Even though you’ve seen the beautiful Colorado mountains before, you’ve never seen them like this. Zip line tours through the Arkansas Valley will take you through the wilderness in a way you haven’t experienced. Sail through the tree line and next to magnificent rock faces as you explore nature from above. The zip lines run though our 44-acre Gold Camp property in the Arkansas Valley.
Want an overnight trip that is just a little more mellow on the whitewater – or closer to Winter Park or Steamboat? Check out our Overnight Trips on the Upper Colorado River from our Kremmling Outpost.