Browns Canyon National Monument in Colorado is a favorite spot for whitewater rafting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking and sight-seeing. Nearby is the Browns Canyon Adventure Park, which features zip lining and challenging courses.Continue Reading
Both the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service run the national monument. The landscape offers opportunities for both land and water activities, as it consists of forests, cliffs and the rapidly moving Arkansas River. Visitors appreciate the area's scenic beauty and variety of wildlife. Bighorn sheep, bears, mountain lions, bobcats and foxes are among the larger animals that call this area home.
In addition to whitewater rafting, other favorite river activities in the area include kayaking and trout fishing. The rapids are well-known to boaters, and have been given names such as Zoom Flume and Seidels Suckhole.
As of 2015, the area within the canyon is still fairly undeveloped. There are a few miles of hiking trails and no developed campsites. Those looking for a more fast-paced, social attraction can visit Browns Canyon Adventure Park. The park advertises four courses, 66 challenge elements and, to top it off, two high-adrenaline challenges. Courses include the Arkansas River Run, Canyon Rim Team Roller, Colorado Peaks Playpen and Vertical Limit.Learn more about Geography