Noah’s Ark facilitates life-changing adventures for individuals, families, and groups through half day and full day rock climbing and rappelling trips. Working in partnership with the US Forest Service & Bureau of Land Management, we offer 2 amazing locations near Buena Vista, Colorado with big views, exhilarating climbs, and gut-wrenching rappels.
A Colorado rock climbing and rappelling adventure will be a great addition for groups with beginner or intermediate climbers. Check out our Backpacking or Basecamp trips to find out how you can pair your rock climb with whitewater rafting, a full-day hike, wilderness backpacking trips, or the Browns Canyon Adventure Park!
Enjoy 3 hours of classic Colorado rock climbing and rappelling at our outdoor sites – all located within minutes of Buena Vista and the Noah’s Ark riverfront property. This trip is a perfect option for your family or group! Combine rock climbing with Browns Canyon rafting and other activities for the perfect adventure!
1/2 Day rock climbing trips are offered May – August. They begin at 8:30 AM (an alternate afternoon option at 1:30 PM is available, but mornings are recommended for the best weather). Minimum group size is 10.
Less than 10 people in your group? Select one of the Open Enrollment dates below, and book online! Or give us a call, and we may be able to combine you with an existing group. Reservations are required. Check back for more dates!
If 3 hours just isn’t enough Colorado rock climbing, make it an all day event! Participate in both activities multiple times and try different routes as your skills improve and your confidence grows. Take a break and eat a delicious lunch as your group plays games and performs team building initiatives with the Noah’s guide team.
Our full day rock climbing trips run daily, 8:30 am to 4 pm, May – August. Minimum group size is 10. Less than 10 people in your group? Give us a call, and we may be able to combine you with an existing group. Reservations are required.
Sites near Noah's Ark Whitewater Rafting Co., Buena Vista, Colorado
Minimum - 10, Maximum - 100+
(Groups less than 10 will be combined with existing groups, based on availability.)
6 years old
No previous experience required.
Our group had an outstanding time backpacking with Noah's. The staff made it super easy, the food on trail and at basecamp was amazing, and our guides, Emily and Libby, were superb! I would highly recommend adventuring with Noah's!
We had an awesome time rafting Brown's Canyon! Joel our rafting guide was a laid back experienced professional, who was easy to get along with. He did an excellent job at guiding and instructing us through the rapids we encountered along our way. We would highly recommend this guiding service to anyone who wants to have an awesome time on the Arkansas River. The whole staff at Noah's ark were very courteous and friendly. We will definitely be visiting again on our next trip to the Buena Vista area!
This was our first whitewater rafting trip. We had 3 kids from 6-13. Avery was our guide and did an amazing job getting us down the river. The experience was way better than we had imagined! Everyone loved it. Would absolutely go again. Thanks to Avery for a most memorable trip!
We had an amazing time on our trip with Caleb as our guide! It was very clear that the Noah's Ark team had the most experience as we saw other groups struggle through rapids that we had no problem with. We enjoyed our conversation with our guide, the lovely scenery and a perfect day for rafting. Highly recommend Noah's Ark!!
Had the MOST amazing time on our backpacking trip- Abbi and Josh, our guides from Noah's Ark, were incredible! Their depth of knowledge and patience were tremendous and added to the beautiful trip that we had. The entire staff at Noah's Ark was so engaging and served us so well. Could not recommend highly enough- would give 10 stars out of 5 if possible!
These guys know what they're doing, and they'll work with your group to be flexible and meet your needs! We had a phenomenal week with rock climbing, rafting, and backpacking for a group of High School and College Age UMC Youth.
The climbs that we offer are rated between 5.6 and 5.8 on the standard North American Rating System (Yosemite Decimal System). These climbs are great for both beginners and those who have climbed before. Our guides will place you on a climb that is appropriate for your experience level.
At our primary rock climbing site, Bob’s Rock, you will rappel approximately 75 feet and climb to a height of approximately 65 feet.
We can provide two or three different climbs and up to five rappelling stations to keep as many people in your group participating at once as possible. The size of your group will dictate how many systems we set up. While not participating, guests are invited to encourage others climbing or take time to relax and enjoy beautiful scenery. Our guides can help by leading initiative games with those waiting for a climb or rappel.