Monumental Expeditions Raft Trips



Groups and Reunions Whitewater Rafting 

Family enjoys being on the river with Monumental Expeditions near Buena Vista, Colorado
Your Adventure Awaits in Colorado's High Country -- Family Friendly Beginner and Advanced Rafting -- in The Arkansas River Valley Near Buena Vista, Canon City and Salida, Colorado

Your Adventure awaits in Colorado's High Country. The Arkansas River Valley offers both Beginner and Advanced Rafting near the towns of Buena Vista, Canon City and Salida, Colorado.

We use that hands-on knowledge to run a company that goes beyond the average outfitter. Special attention is paid to the guest experience and safety on the river. Our guides far exceed industry standard with senior staff having upwards of 18 years guiding experience.

Our goal is to offer you the most memorable and special trip out there. Our small size allows us to cater trips specifically to our guests needs and wants. Proudly Colorado Based and Grown. It's your Adventure, let ME be your Guide.

BROWNS CANYON: Class III Beginner/Intermediate -- Browns Canyon is the most popular trip on the Arkansas River, and for good reason! Perfect for ages 7-87. Amazing scenery as you travel through a forested canyon and great whitewater combine to make a trip you will remember for a lifetime.

THE NUMBERS: Class IV Advanced -- The Numbers offers up a challenging section of whitewater in Colorado's Rocky Mountain high country. The Numbers will challenge you as the rapids come in quick succession, dropping in on rapids appropriately named Number 1 through Number 7!

BIGHORN SHEEP CANYON: Class III Beginner/Intermediate -- Come experience one of the most popular trips on the Arkansas River through Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Lots of fun class III rapids, many of them becoming class IV at higher flows. A great trip for first timers or those looking for an intermediate trip.

ROYAL GORGE: Class IV Advanced -- The Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River is one of Colorado's premier whitewater trips. 1,000 foot walls will surround you as you head into the heart of the gorge and navigate challenging and exciting class IV-V rapids like Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer, and Wall Slammer just to name a few.

THE ARKANSAS RIVER: LOVE whitewater, experience the entire river from The Numbers, Browns Canyon, Bighorn Sheep Canyon, and the Royal Gorge. This is an overnight trip, whether you prefer sleeping under the stars at the rivers edge, in a tent, in a cabin, or all the amenities of a bed and breakfast, we've got you covered.

LOCATION: We meet you at the access areas along the Arkansas River. Browns Canyon trips start at Fisherman's Bridge. Royal Gorge and Bighorn Sheep Canyon trips start at Parkdale access area.

Contact us with any questions or special requests.

For Current Rates; Directions, and Reservations: 719-581-2123, mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.



  • Specialty Discounts (call for availability): Seniors. Groups. Firefighters and Police Officers. Military Personnel.



  • Groups Welcome: Club. Corporate. Reunion. Weddings. Elopements. Youth group with adult leaders. Retreat.
  • Group Meeting Area: Outdoor area.
  • Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in COVERED Outdoor Picnic Area: 30


  • Open Dates For On-Site Activities: 5/1 to 9/16

Primarily Summer Activities

  • Whitewater Rafting Office/Pickup point: On site.

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