Performance Tours

Buena Vista

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In a Nutshell

  • Tours fit for almost any rower
  • Thrilling rapids & whitewater
  • Beautiful scenery

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Promotional value expires Jan 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. 72 hour cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon value may apply. Not valid 7/1/11-7/5/11. Not valid toward existing reservations. Must be 7 or older. Must sign waiver. Subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Regular rowing results in a stronger back and an increased ability to mimic the three-part harmony of the river's song. Practice natural arias with today's Groupon for a rafting trip from Performance Tours. Choose from the following options:

  • For $30, you get a half-day, Class III–IV (moderate) trip to Bighorn Canyon (up to a $63.10 total value, including a $5.10 park-usage fee and a $7 wetsuit rental), departing from the Royal Gorge location in Canon City.
  • For $30, you get a half-day, Class III–IV (moderate) trip to Browns Canyon (up to a $63.10 value, including a $5.10 park-usage fee and a $7 wetsuit rental), departing from the Buena Vista location.

Performance Tours escorts adventuresome raft-rowers on thrilling rides through the scenic vistas of Colorado waterways. A Class-III+ trip through Bighorn Canyon offers a moderate ride, appropriate for rafters 7 years of age and older. After pushing off, oar pullers navigate through a stretch of the foamy Arkansas River, which includes three rocks, five points, and the sassy section known as Spike Buck, while scanning the canyon for a rare peek at Bighorn-sheep choir practice. Browns Canyon plays host to a Class-III+ ride on the Arkansas River, offering paddle pushers thrilling oar-obstacles, with names such as Pinball and Zoomflume, which conspire with the scenic mountains and deserts to take rafters' breaths away.

Rafters should arrive ready to row 30 minutes before tour time at the corresponding Performance Tours office, each of which offers ample space for resting land vehicles. Shuttles transport paddlers from the office to the departure point and back. Performance Tours supplies all rafting equipment, including a wetsuit, booties, and a dry bag to protect release forms for photographed wildlife. Rowers should wear clothing that dries quickly and bring a change of clothes. All Performance Tours offices offer changing rooms for soaked souls and superhero alter egos.

Performance Tours

Surrounded by lush alpine scenery and rushing rivers banked by boulders, brush, and thicket, rafters ride the rapids during Performance Tours' half-day, full-day, and multi-day trips. The company requires their guides to complete training beyond the state's requirements, ensuring a crew with exceptional rafting prowess in addition to a special affinity for the Arkansas, Clear Creek, Blue, and Colorado Rivers. During tours, groups take in the scenery, spotting wildlife including bighorn sheep, while navigating river regions with names such as "Devil's Punchbowl". Now with more than 25 years' experience taming the bucking local waterways, the team can craft experiences ideal for families and rookie rafters, as well as the seasoned boater looking for a challenge and an impressive story to tell their salmon buddies.

Customer Reviews

Great Time!
Peter G. · June 7, 2016
Kurt is an excellent rafting guide, very personable, informative, and knowledgeable about the surrounding area. He made a slow trip (due to low water level) fun and interesting. He also made an AWESOME restaurant recommendation which thrilled us to no end.
Alexandra W. · July 31, 2012
Courteous employees. Professional, yet fun! Made it a positive experience for everyone in our party from 13 to 60. A great time had by all, we can't wait to come back and do the gorge!
Mary G. · July 25, 2012
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    Buena Vista

    115 Gregg Dr.

    Buena Vista, Colorado 81211

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