Browns Canyon is a summertime mecca for river boating in the vibrant Upper Arkansas River. It’s Colorado’s newest-appointed national monument, situated between Buena Vista and Salida.
The park includes 11,836 acres of the San Isabel National Forest and 9,750 acres of BLM land. It’s centered around the Arkansas River, so fishing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting are the main attractions. There are also some awesome riverside campgrounds.
Camping: Riverside campgrounds exist, but are booked through the Arkansas Headwaters State Park.
- Read about the Camping near Salida, around the Arkansas River.
Fishing: The Arkansas River makes an exceptional place to castle a line. It’s full of brown and rainbow trout.
Whitewater Rafting: Class III rapids are perfect for the thrill-seeking family. Watch our video whitewater rafting in Browns Canyon.
June 13th trip down the Arkansas River at Browns Canyon, flowing at 4000 CFS: