Combine and save! Enjoy the best of Brown's Canyon and the best of our rock climbing in one convenient package! Learn the basics of climbing or expand your skills, and then experience the best of Colorado whitewater. We'll start out the morning going over belaying and rappelling. Whether you want to learn more about the sport of rock climbing so you can do it on your own or you just want to try it for the first time and experience the thrill of climbing, our programs are perfect for you. After a short break, it's time to hit the river! Excellent rafting for all ages and experience levels, Brown's Canyon delivers a mix of exhilarating whitewater and the majestic quality of a granite canyon. Minimum age 7, minimum weight 50 lbs.
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Before you head out the door, double-check the meeting time listed on your confirmation. This is the time you want to arrive at the outpost. If you arrive earlier than the listed time, you may spend a lot of time waiting around for the other groups to arrive. If you arrive 20+ minutes after the listed time, you will forfeit your reservation.
Once you arrive at our outpost, check in with our friendly office staff and sign liability waivers. You can also download and print your waivers in advance. If anyone in your group is under 18 years old and will not be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, they will need to get their waiver signed in advance and bring it with them the day of the trip. After you've checked in, our staff will direct you outside where you will receive your climbing harness and helmet and meet your guide.
We'll head to Granite Gorge, about five minutes up the road, where your adventure begins. After a short hike into the gorge, you'll start learning all the basics from your guide. Depending on how much you want to learn, you'll cover such things as rope management, knot tying, belaying, setting up anchors and more. You can attempt climbs on several different routes of varying difficulty. You'll also do a couple different rappels, from 30 to 75 feet!
It's time to go to the river! We'll shuttle you by bus or van to the put-in, where we'll unload the boats and match you up with your guide. You will receive instructions on how to paddle and what to expect on the river, as well as a detailed safety talk. Wondering what kind of safety information you'll receive? Check out the summary here.
Once your group gets out on the water, you'll have a chance to practice your paddling skills, and before you know it, you'll be headed into the whitewater! Splash through thrilling rapids, take in the stunning scenery, and let your guide entertain you with local history, ecology, and more. When you reach the end of your river trip, we'll pick you up and shuttle you back to our outpost.
After you get back to the outpost, turn in your gear and change back into dry clothes. Check out the hilarious and action-packed photos from the day, and get your favorites printed right in our shop, or have them burned to a disc to take home and print yourself. Browse our retail shop for tons of AVA and rafting paraphernalia, from t-shirts and hats to picture frames and coffee mugs.
For your rock climbing:Please wear comfortable clothing that you can easily move in. We recommend that you bring layers as it can be cold in the mornings or later in the afternoon.
Bring comfortable shoes with good soles such as tennis shoes.
All trips depart as scheduled regardless of weather. AVA reserves the right to change or substitute river sections at any time due to weather conditions and water levels.
For groups of less than 10 people: Cancellations made prior to 14 days before the trip will be refunded 90% of the total trip cost. Cancellations made within 14 days and outside 2 days before the trip will be refunded 50% of the total trip cost. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the trip are nonrefundable.
For groups of 10 or more: Cancellations made prior to 14 days before the trip will be refunded 90% of the total trip cost. Cancellations outside of one week and inside of two weeks will be refunded 50% of the total trip cost. Cancellations inside of one week are nonrefundable.
NOTE: Cancellation policy applies to the full amount of your trip.
Change policy: Inside of two weeks of the trip, changes made to the date of the trip will result in a $10 change fee per person. Changes may not be made inside of 48 hours.
With Cancellation Insurance: If you have purchased cancellation insurance, you can cancel up until 12 hours before your reservation and receive a refund of 90% of the total trip cost. You can change your trip day up until 12 hours before the trip free of charge. The date change must be in the same year as the original trip date.
AVA reserves the right to cancel any trip due to an insufficient number of bookings. Should we need to cancel your trip, the full cost will be refunded or credited to another trip according to your wishes.
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