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Royal Gorge Rafting

The Royal Gorge is Colorado white water at its finest, and is consistently considered one of the top 10 rafting runs in the country! This Colorado treasure is an epic sight from any angle, but from the bottom up, it’s truly breathtaking.  Don’t gawk for too long, though, because when our expert Guides yell, “paddle!” they mean it! 

  • Raft beneath the highest suspension bridge in the US (1,100 feet tall)!
  • Half Day, Full Day, and Double Dip options available.
  • Enjoy the only riverside facility in the Royal Gorge Region (more time on the water & less time on a bus).

The rapids on this section of the Arkansas River are big and challenging, but spaced just enough for you to enjoy the Royal Gorge Bridge above and the towering canyon walls all around.

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14 Years Old
Class III-IV
Cañon City Rafting Outpost

Royal Gorge 1/2 Day

$78 Ages 14+
Departs: 9:00 am, 12:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Duration: Allow up to 3 hours

Check in, walk to the beach, and get soaked as you travel through this top rated stretch of Colorado whitewater!  It’s just that easy on our half day Royal Gorge Rafting Adventure!

*This trip departs from our Cañon City Rafting Outpost and the minimum age is 14 years old.

Royal Gorge Full Day

$130 Ages 14+
Departs: 9:00 am & 12:00 pm
Duration: Allow up to 6 hours
Gourmet BBQ lunch included!

On this trip, you’ll warm up with the rapids of Bighorn Sheep Canyon prior to tackling the epicness of the Royal Gorge.  Complete with a riverside BBQ lunch this trip will leave you wanting for nothing!

*This trip departs from our Cañon City Rafting Outpost and the minimum age is 14 years old.

Royal Gorge Double Dip

$140 Ages 14+
Departs: 9:00 am & 12:00 pm
Duration: Allow up to 6 hours
Gourmet BBQ lunch included!

If you just can’t get enough of The Royal Gorge, don’t worry, we’ll take you twice!  And we’ll even cook you an amazing gourmet BBQ lunch in between, because we’re just those kind of people!

*This trip departs from our Cañon City Rafting Outpost and the minimum age is 14 years old.

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INSIDER’S TIP: Do a Full Day Trip

After rafting Royal Gorge, one of the most frequent questions that we get asked is ‘Can we keep going?’ Most guests are having so much fun that they just do not want the experience to end.  So, if you have the time, go for a longer trip and enjoy a full day.  You get twice the amount of time on the water plus a delicious gourmet lunch prepared riverside by your guide!

Recommended Add-Ons Or Packages

This area of Colorado has one of the most beautiful and unique landscapes that you’ll find anywhere in the state!  Highlighted by the Royal Gorge itself the Bridge and Park as well as the Royal Gorge Train are two must experience activities.  With ATV and Horseback options available as well you’ll never run out of fun and adventure!

Preparing for the Trip

What To Wear & Bring

The key to enjoying a Royal Gorge 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 Gearwetsuits

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