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White Water Rafting

White water rafting in Colorado is an unforgettable adventure for families, thrill seekers, and groups of all sizes and experiences.  It’s sure to be the highlight of your Colorado vacation and something that you’ll want to experience again and again. Colorado white water rafting is one of the most popular summertime experiences that our beautiful state has to offer, and our experienced river guides and friendly office staff makes these trips truly unforgettable! 

  • From Mild to Wild Rafting options available!
  • Two first class river front outposts in Cañon City and Buena Vista.
  • Highly-skilled, exceptional staff waiting to take you to the river!

It doesn’t matter what type of river rafting excursion you’re looking for- from a mild and relaxing trip down our Family Float, a wildlife filled day trip on Bighorn Sheep Canyon, or even the ultimate thrill ride on the huge whitewater of the Royal Gorge- we offer the best white water rafting in Colorado and work tirelessly to ensure that your trip with us is the highlight of your travels.

BROWNS CANYON 1/2 DAY
Most Popular!
Raft through Colorado's newest National Monument, Browns Canyon!
Ages 6+ (Adv. Moderate)
$63 - $68

$68 Adult(12+)/$63 Ages(6-11)
Departs: 9:00am, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm

Duration: Allow up to 3 hrs

Our shortest Browns Canyon experience is perfect for those that are trying to pack as much fun and adventure into the least amount of time. You’ll experience the majority of the rapids of Browns Canyon as well as the majestic scenery offered by this gorgeous landscape.

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

BROWNS CANYON 3/4 DAY DELUXE
All the rapids of Browns Canyon + a BBQ Lunch!
Ages 6+ (Adv. Moderate)
$83 - $90

$90 Adult(12+)/$83 Ages(6-11)
Departs: 9:00am
Gourmet BBQ lunch included!

Duration: Allow up to 4.5 hours

This trip is exclusive to American Adventure Expeditions, and combines all of the rapids of Colorado’s Newest National Monument with a Gourmet BBQ Lunch back at our family-friendly Riverside Beer Garden.

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

BROWNS CANYON FULL DAY
National Monument!
Spend a secluded day on the river in the beautiful Browns Canyon!
Ages 6+ (Adv. Moderate)
$99 - $109

$109 Adult(12+)/$99 Child(6-11)
Departs: 10:00am
Gourmet Riverside Lunch included!

Duration: Allow up to 6 hrs

Brown’s Canyon is considered by many to be one of the best sections of whitewater in the world and is perfect for families, groups, first-timers, and even experienced whitewater enthusiasts! Famous for its’ perfect balance between exciting rapids and sustained calm stretches, it is ideal for viewing the breathtaking Colorado scenery, all while getting a great taste of classic whitewater. Don’t let the views distract you too much as you navigate your way through awesome rapids such as Zoom Flume, Big Drop, and The Toilet Bowl!

*This trip departs from our Buena Vista Rafting Outpost

ROYAL GORGE 1/2 DAY
The Royal Gorge is Colorado whitewater at it's best!
Ages 14+ (Adv. High)
$79

$79 Adult(14+)
Departs: 9:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm

Duration: Allow up to 3 hrs

The Royal Gorge is Colorado Whitewater at its’ best, and is consistently considered one of the top 10 whitewater runs in the country! With towering, thousand foot canyon walls and unforgettable rapids, this trip is guaranteed to thrill even the most experienced whitewater enthusiasts. In addition to the amazing whitewater, you’ll float under the world’s highest suspension bridge at over 1,100 feet tall!

*This trip departs from our Cañon City Rafting Outpost

ROYAL GORGE FULL DAY
Top Rated!
Enjoy the wildlife of Bighorn Sheep Canyon and the thrills of the Royal Gorge!
Ages 14+ (Adv. High)
$135

$135 Adult(14+)
Departs: 9:00am, 12:00pm
BBQ Style Lunch included!

Duration: Allow up to 6 hrs

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! Our beautiful riverside facility is conveniently located close to the historic Cañon City downtown. And don’t forget, this stretch of river does allow rafters to pass under the world famous Royal Gorge Bridge.

*This trip departs from our Cañon City Rafting Outpost

ROYAL GORGE DOUBLE DIP
Can't get enough of The Royal Gorge? Do it twice!
Ages 14+ (Adv. High)
$145

$145 Adult(14+)
Departs: 9:00am, 12:00pm
BBQ Style Lunch included!

Duration: Allow up to 6 hrs

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! Experience the amazing rapida and world class scenery of one of the countries greatest stretches of whitewater, the Royal Gorge, twice on this one-of-a-kind adventure.

*This trip departs from our Cañon City Rafting Outpost

BIGHORN SHEEP CANYON 1/2 DAY
Enjoy wildlife, scenery, and excitement in Bighorn Sheep Canyon!
Ages 6+ (Adv. Moderate)
$63 - $68

$68 Adult(12+)/$63 Child(6-11)
Departs: 9:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm

Duration: Allow up to 3 hrs

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 inhabit the canyon, this section is filled with beautiful scenery, great rapids, and majestic wildlife!

*This trip departs from our Cañon City Rafting Outpost

BIGHORN SHEEP CANYON FULL DAY
Spend the day exploring the majestic Bighorn Sheep Canyon!
Ages 6+ (Adv. Moderate)
$99 - $109

$109 Adult(12+)/$99 Child(6-11)
Departs: 9:30am
Gourmet Riverside Lunch included!

Duration: Allow up to 6 hrs

This is the perfect trip for any group or family looking to pack scenery, wildlife, and adventure into one amazing Colorado experience! Enjoy all that this amazing canyon has to offer on this family friendly adventure! Named for the numerous herds of bighorn sheep that inhabit the canyon, this section is filled with beautiful scenery and great rapids such as Shark’s Tooth, Double Dip, and Kamikaze!

*This trip departs from our Cañon City Rafting Outpost

A little Adventure goes a long way!