The Numbers Rafting Trip

High adrenaline rafting at it's finest

Located just outside of Buena Vista, The Numbers is an adventure lover’s dream. Dive into heart-pounding, body-soaking adventure. Do you love pushing yourself to your limits? Then look no further – rafting The Numbers will challenge even the most experienced rafter.

Right off the bat when rafting The Numbers you’ll hit your first class IV rapid. There are few breaks – you’ll paddle through one challenging wave after the next. These class IV rapids come so quickly that they were given numbers, not names – no guide would be able to call out the names fast enough! If you’ve rafted before and you’re looking for a day packed with adrenaline, The Numbers rafting trip will deliver exactly that.

Due to the limited availability of Browns Canyon trips and our limited phone staff, please call our friends at Wilderness Aware Rafting directly to reserve these trips. They can be reached at 800-462-7238.

Trip Details


High Adventure Whitewater: Class III and IV rapids, with Class V rapids at higher water flows.

Crafted For

Adventure Rafting

Whitewater Excitement
Available For
  • Half-Day
  • Full-Day

During high water flows (usually in June) we may recommend the minimum age is 16-18+. Strong paddling and swimming skills are required for this trip.

14-18+ Years (Suggested)

Raft through the Arkansas River

Fast and furious rapids

Take in the canyon views

Exhilarating experience

Fast-paced and challenging experience

What is Rafting The Numbers Like?

The Numbers is located right at the headwaters of the Arkansas River. Thanks to this fresh snow melt, you’ll experience exhilaratingly cold waters on The Numbers rafting trip. On this fast and furious six-mile stretch of river, you’ll battle over half a dozen class IV rapids. Paddle so hard your knuckles turn white as you avoid obstacles through rapid #4. Then drop down what feels like a small waterfall in rapid #5, one of the most fun class IV rapids around! The Numbers white water rafting trips are known to leave rafters shaking with exhilaration.

A trip rafting The Numbers is not for those looking for a relaxing float down the river, and it’s best enjoyed early in the summer when the river is running high and fast. If you love extreme, world-class rapids, this is the trip for you. You’re likely to pass bighorn sheep, deer, and other quintessential Colorado wildlife – but with how fast you’ll be going, you may miss them! Add on the Narrows section of the river for a full-day experience where you can take in more of the rugged Colorado beauty. But don’t worry – you’ll still find this section fast-paced and challenging.

What Else You’ll Find When You’re Rafting The Numbers

The Numbers isn’t for the faint of heart. Our guides who lead these trips are adrenaline-loving expert rafters. With intense rapids, the water level dictates when we can offer this trip. If you’re stoked for a run down The Numbers, let us know in advance. These trips are not offered as often as our other trips.

You can experience The Numbers in either a half-day or full-day trip. You’ll battle through the toughest section of the river on both of these trips. With the full-day trip, you’ll add on the Narrows where you’ll find the river a bit calmer, but still packed full of fun and challenging class III rapids. Our certified guides provide lunch on the side of the river, offering a short break from the rapids. You’ll be able to bask in the sun and relive the tales of your adventures so far rafting The Numbers.

Trip Details

Here is what you should know before your The Numbers rafting trip:

  • Minimum age of 14-18+ years
  • Previous experience suggested
  • Must be in great physical condition
  • Class III-IV rapids
  • Half-day trip lasts a total of 2.5 hours, with 1.5 hours on the river
  • Full-day trip lasts a total of 5 hours, with roughly 4 hours on the river
  • Departs near Buena Vista

If you’re ready to experience white water rafting at its most extreme, a trip rafting The Numbers is perfect. The Numbers rafting trips aren’t available every day, so call us in advance. Previous experience is recommended, and you’ll want to be sure you’re in great shape! We’ll answer any questions you have and get you on a heart-pounding adventure you’ll smile about for years to come.

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Pricing Options

Rafting Trip TypeAdult PricesChild Prices (12 and Under)
The Numbers Half-Day (6 miles)$95N/A
The Numbers Full-Day (15 miles)$140N/A
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