Arkansas River – Browns Canyon

Section of river: Brown’s Canyon
Difficulty: Class 3-4 at moderate levels
Length: 10 miles/16 KM half-day; 20 miles/32 KM full day
Season: Best time to raft is May through August
Best rapids: Half-day: Pinball, Zoom Flume, 7 Stairs, Big Drop, Widowmaker, Raft Ripper
Full day: Zoom Flume, 7 Stairs, Widowmaker, Seidels Suckhole, Twin Falls

Brown’s Canyon is the most popular section of the river due to the stunning alpine scenery of the 14,000 foot Collegiate Peaks, world class whitewater, and easy access from Denver, Colorado Springs, and the many ski resort area. The whitewater here is exciting, yet suitable for beginners.