Canoe/Kayaking

Turquoise Lake offers endless hours to recreation and sliding a canoe in at the Tabor Boat Ramp is one of the best. Whether you chose to fish for Browns, Rainbows, and Mackinaw or leisurely paddle around the shoreline, the open views are spectacular. For a small fee, you can stop the hands of time and reflect on life. Its a small price to pay for serenity. The Arkansas River offers over 100 miles of whitewater rafting & kayaking. Starting north of Buena Vista, Colorado heading towards Leadville extreme kayakers and rafters run Pine Creek, one of the most challenging class V whitewater kayaking sections in Colorado. Below Pine Creek is the Numbers section, this is a great advanced class IV-V whitewater section. The most popular whitewater section in Colorado is Browns Canyon. This is the best whitewater rafting trip for families but a great class III-IV section for intermediate kayakers. If you bring your own, dont worry. You can store them in the garage for safe keeping while youre in town. Below are a few of the local proprietors and establishments that are more than happy to help you out. Call ahead for hours, directions, contact information, and their services for paddling.

Summer Activities

Summer Activities

Canoeing/Kayaking Support

Canoeing/Kayaking Support

River Runners - Mild to wild rafting on the Arkansas River near Buena Vista, Colorado is one of the premiere whitewater rafting and kayaking towns in the world. It is an easy, scenic drive from any Colorado vacation destination. This unspoiled Colorado mountain town is located along the world-renowned Arkansas River and shadowed by majestic 14,000 foot mountains. Every spring and summer, whitewater enthusiasts from all over the world converge on Buena Vista to run the wild and mild rapids of the Arkansas River.
Location: River Runners, 24070 County Road 301, Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
Phone: (719) 395-2466
Canoeing/Kayaking Support

Canoeing/Kayaking Support

Browns Canyon Rafting - Here at Browns Canyon Rafting, we are dedicated to making our guests feel like family while providing them with amazing memories for years to come. Whether you are on a Colorado Rocky Mountain vacation or you are a Colorado native, youíre our number one priority. We are a personable, guide owned and operated company committed to giving our guests the best experience possible with fun, safety, and quality as our top priorities. Our professionally trained and knowledgeable river guides make the difference here at Browns Canyon Rafting. Our dedication to your safety and focus on details will give you a unique Colorado white water rafting experience with Browns Canyon Rafting. Whether youíre a family looking for a calm scenic raft trip down the Arkansas River or youíre an adventurous thrill seeker looking for big drops and drenching waves, Browns Canyon Rafting has a Colorado rafting adventure thatís perfect for you!
Location: Browns Canyon Rafting, 30375 US Highway 24,Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone: 719) 275-2890