Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting – Just like Goldilocks … not too hard, not too easy
Rafting in Colorado through Bighorn Sheep Canyon and witnessing the magnificent wildlife of Colorado’s San Isabel National Forest is an event not soon forgotten. Catch a glimpse of a distinguished Bighorn Sheep while enjoying a Colorado whitewater rafting adventure, and now you’ve got something to write home about. The light brown coats of these animals allow them to blend right into the Colorado landscape, but if you know where to look, and our guides do, they can easily be spotted as they gracefully bounce from rock to rock on the steep canyon walls. Although sightings of these beautiful mammals are becoming fewer and fewer every year, your chances of spotting a herd of 10 to 20 of these magnificent creatures on our Bighorn Sheep Canyon rafting trips still remains high.
Departs: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm; Allow 3 hours
Distance: 10 miles (Lower Bighorn Sheep Canyon)
Children under 12:52.00
*Minimum age is 6 years old and 50 lbs.
Departs: 9:00 am; Allow 6 hours
Distance: 17 miles (Upper and Lower Bighorn Sheep Canyon)
Children under 12:85.00
*Gourmet riverside lunch provided!
With its beautiful high desert setting and abundant wildlife, Bighorn Sheep Canyon rafting has become one of our most popular rafting trips! Named for the numerous herds of bighorn sheep that inhabit this canyon, this section is filled with fun whitewater and great rapids such as Shark’s Tooth, Double Dip, and Kamikaze. This is the perfect trip for any group or family looking to pack scenery, wildlife, and adventure into one amazing Colorado rafting experience! Our Bighorn Sheep Canyon rafting trips depart from our Royal Gorge office, just west of Cañon City.
Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting *Insiders Tip* Rise and Shine
Although Colorado weather is quiet unpredictable, there is one exception to this rule. Mornings in the summer are gorgeous. Our A.M. Colorado rafting trips through Bighorn Sheep Canyon typically enjoy bright blue skies with lots of sunshine. These trips also tend to be far less crowded, and are the optimum time for viewing wildlife. Brown’s Canyon rafting is another excellent choice for early morning wildlife viewing.