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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

Browns Canyon, formed by the Arkansas River, runs 1,400 miles from the Rocky Mountains to the Mississippi. This amazing area provies sweeping views and recreation opportunities for every season. The white-water of Browns Canyon draws rafting enthusiasts from near and far.

The areas’s outstanding fish and wildlife habitat provides homes for golden eagles, peregrine falcons, mountain goats, deer, bobcats, and trout.

Whether people come for wildlife viewing, rafting, or simply to get outdoors, visitors to this wild area help support local businesses in Colorado. In fact, Colorado’s outdoor industry is one of the largest in the country, contributing $10 billion annually to the state and providing over 100,000 jobs.

The Sierra Club is working to

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