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Rafters on the Arkansas River at Brown's Canyon — by John Fielder (johnfielder.com)
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Arkansas River’s Browns Canyon Offers White-Water Adventures

The rugged complex of ridges and valleys that make up Browns Canyon are a national treasure. The low elevation upland ridges provide unique wildlife habitat, while the waters of the Arkansas River that flow through the canyon offer premier trout fishing and whitewater rafting.


The plethora of year-round opportunities for outdoor recreation-- ranging from hiking and backpacking, to hunting and fishing, climbing and birding, make Browns Canyon a popular outdoor destination.  


Unsurprisingly numerous local citizens, businesses, and elected officials support preserving the wild character, outstanding scenery, and unparalleled recreational opportunities at Browns Canyon as a national monument. Such protection will not only protect this amazing piece of Colorado's outdoor legacy, but also contribute to the economic vitality of the region.  


The Sierra Club is working to:

  • Ensure that Browns Canyon is permanently protected as a national monument so that future river rats, hikers, and photographers can experience firsthand it for themselves.