Trips

The Arkansas River has the best whitewater rafting in Colorado and Acquired Tastes offers you a smaller, more personal rafting experience on the Arkansas River.

Acquired Tastes Rafting gives you more rapids for your money!!

On our Brown’s Canyon Bonus Half-Day Trip, we do two more rapids than other rafting companies on the Arkansas River. Other rafting companies raft 10 miles and only do six of the major rapids in Brown’s Canyon on their half-day trips. They miss the last two big rapids, Seidel’s Suckhole and Twin Falls, because they use the public takeout at Hecla Junction. We lease a private takeout so we raft 12 miles and do all eight of the major rapids in Brown’s Canyon plus all of the intermediate rapids and all of the smaller rapids. We include ALL of the rapids in Brown's Canyon and give you the most rapids possible on a half-day trip! No other company gives you more rapids!

On our Brown’s Canyon One-Day Trip, we put on the river at our office in Johnson Village so we do not have to shuttle our customers to a public put-in. This is not only more convenient for our customers but it is also more economical for us. We come off the river on private property two miles below Hecla Junction so we raft ALL of the rapids in Brown's Canyon without adding slow water to the end of your trip. Other companies use the public takeout at Stone Bridge so they add two miles of slow water to the end of their trips. Since we put on the river at our office and we come off the river at a private takeout, we give you a higher quality one-day rafting trip at a lower price.

On our multi-day rafting adventures, we give you the most whitewater possible in a two-day rafting trip. On our deluxe overnighters, we camp on private land in a beautiful, secluded spot adjoining our takeout for our Brown’s Canyon trips. We offer you a better camping experience for less money than companies that carry their camping gear on their rafts and camp on public land in Brown’s Canyon. We raft all of Brown’s Canyon on the first day of your trip and give you a choice of rafting the Narrows only or rafting both the Numbers and the Narrows on your second day of rafting.