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Scout Rafting Trips

For almost 30 years now we’ve been offering fun and educational rafting trips for scouting groups ages 6 and up through great sections of whitewater like Brown’s Canyon and Bighorn Sheep Canyon. These are completely customizable Rocky Mountain rafting trips and focus on environmental education, safety in the outdoors, building confidence, and the importance of teamwork. 

  • Family-Friendly and High Adventure Rafting options available.
  • Two premier riverside rafting outposts in Cañon City and Buena Vista.
  • Highly-trained, professional staff ready to get you on the water.

While putting together your ideal rafting adventure we can also help plan other parts of your Colorado Adventure including lodging/camping options, transportation and meal plans, as well as other area activities.

6 Years Old (Trip Dependent)
Class I-V (Trip dependent)
Buena Vista & Cañon City

Browns Canyon

Trips Starting From $55
Multiple Departure Times Daily
Trips Range From 3 to 6 Hours

As the only National Monument in the country that you can actually raft through, Brown’s Canyon will give your scouts an up close and personal experience through a true Rocky Mountain landscape.  Not to mention there’s some really fun rapids too!

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

The Royal Gorge

Trips Starting From $75
Multiple Departure Times Daily
Trips Range From 3 Hours to Multi-Day

Challenge your scouting group on one of the most classic rafting adventures in the state!  In addition to world-class rapids you’ll float below the highest suspension bridge in the U.S. at over 1,100 feet over head!

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

Bighorn Sheep Canyon

Trips Starting From $52
Multiple Departure Times Daily
Trips Range From 3 to 6 Hours

Experiencing nature in all it’s glory is what scouting adventures are all about!  With fun splashy rapids and a great chance of viewing some majestic wildlife, this trip fully emerges you in the Colorado back-country.

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


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Group Discounts

Groups of 10 – 14: 10% Off + Complimentary Wetsuit Package
Groups of 15 – 19: 15% Off + Complimentary Wetsuit Package
Groups of 20+: 20% Off + Complimentary Wetsuit Package

*Our Complimentary Wetsuit Package includes a wetsuit, river shoes, and splash jacket for everyone in the group.  This package typically rents for $12/person.


Looking for more than just rafting for scouting your group?  Why not try one of our Adventure Packages and see your scouts excell in a whole different environment!  Or let us get you set up with a post-trip BBQ at one of our riverside locations so you can relive the day’s adventures while enjoying a hearty meal!
At American Adventure Expeditions, we love a good challenge!  So if you have an idea for a scout group and you want to do something a little different than our normal rafting, mountain, or package adventures, let us know, and we’ll do whatever we can to accommodate!



The key to enjoying a Scout Group 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


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

* All of these items are complimentary for groups of 10+.