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Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting

With its beautiful high desert setting and abundant wildlife, Bighorn Sheep Canyon has become one of our most popular rafting trips! Named for the numerous herds of bighorn sheep that call this area home, this section offers exhilarating rapids and magnificent wildlife, all in one memorable trip! 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 as you raft on by!  

  • Catch a glimpse of the Official Colorado State Animal, the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep!
  • Full Day Adventures include a delicious gourmet riverside lunch.
  • Our riverside facility gives you more time on the water and allows you to finish right at your car.

This is the perfect rafting trip for any group or family looking to pack scenery, wildlife, and adventure into one amazing Colorado rafting experience!

6 Years Old
Class II-III
Cañon City Rafting Outpost

Bighorn Sheep Canyon 1/2 Day

$62 Adult / $52 Ages 6 to 11
Departs: 9:00 am, 12:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Duration: Allow up to 3 hours

This trip will give you a great taste of Colorado Whitewater while leaving plenty of time for other activities.  You’ll enjoy beautiful views, fun rapids, and might even see some stunning wildlife on this Colorado classic!

*This trip departs from our Cañon City Rafting Outpost and the minimum age is 6 years old. 

Bighorn Sheep Canyon Full Day

$104 Adult / $89 Ages 6 to 11
Departs: 9:00 am
Duration: Allow up to 6 hours
Gourmet Riverside lunch included!

Enjoy more miles of amazing rapids, regal wildlife, and stunning scenery!  Plus a delightful riverside lunch where you can stretch your legs, explore the canyon, and get great family photos.

*This trip departs from our Cañon City Rafting Outpost and the minimum age is 6 years old.

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INSIDER’S TIP: Why Choose Just One?

With so much to do in Colorado it’s hard to decide which adventure to choose!  That’s why we developed our ultimate Colorado Adventure Packages!  Pair any ½ Day Rafting Adventure with one of our hand selected Mountain Adventures and a hearty Colorado BBQ lunch and you’ve got a match made in adventure heaven!

Recommended Add-Ons or Packages

Rafting Bighorn Sheep Canyon not enough for the thrill-seeker in you? If you’re in the area and you’re looking for additional adventures we have plenty!  Whether it’s Mountain Biking on some of Colorado’s finest trails or ATVing through our rugged back-country, we’ll pair you with the right trip and the right guide to meet all your adventure needs!


Preparing for the Trip

What to Wear & Bring

The key to enjoying a Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Adventure to the fullest is being properly prepared and dressed.  Here’s a list of things that we recommend to wear and bring:

  • Swimsuit
  • Quick-Drying Clothes (no cotton, no denim)
  • Sun Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Dry Clothes & Towel for after your trip
  • Water Shoes (No Flip Flops, Crocs or Bare-feet!)
  • Money for items such as:
    • Rental Gear
    • Photos
    • Souvenirs
    • Guide Gratuity

Optional Rental Gear

Although most summer days include plenty of sunshine, you have to remember that this water is coming straight off the Rocky Mountains and can sometimes be a bit chilly.  No need to worry as we have all of the gear that you could possibly want or need to make sure that you’re as comfortable as possible.
If you’re not sure what you’ll need, don’t worry.  Come in the day of your trip and our friendly staff will give you an honest recommendation based upon water levels, air temperature, and weather forecasts.  We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee so making sure you’re comfortable is our top priority.

  • Wetsuit – Stretchy 2mm neoprene keeps your core warm without unnecessary bulk
  • Splash Jacket – Urethane coated nylon jacket with neoprene neck and wrist gaskets to help with the splash
  • River Shoes – Neoprene boots that keep your feet warm, comfortable, and well protected

* 1 Rental Item = $5.00, 2 Rental Items = $10.00, Complete Rental Package = $12.00