Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting

Just like Goldilocks … not too hard, not too easy


Rafting in Colorado through the epic and amazing Bighorn Sheep Canyon is a true American adventure. 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. Talk about having 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… that is, if you can tear your eyes away from the river full of rapids!

Bighorn Sheep Canyon
Bighorn Sheep Canyon
American Adventure Expeditions

Bighorn Sheep Canyon rafting has become one of our most popular Arkansas River rafting trips, and for good reason. Inhabited by numerous Bighorn Sheep this Colorado rafting adventure on the Arkansas River combines wildlife and amazing Colorado whitewater rapids in one family friendly activity!

1/2 Day - $57 / $47 Ages 6 to 11
Departs: 9:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 3:00 pm; (Allow up to 3 hours)
Full Day - $95 / $80 Ages 6 to 11
Departs: 9:00am; (Allow up to 6 hours)

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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.

Create happy memories with your kids on your next family vacation with American Adventure Expeditions. Our friendly, supportive staff will help you choose the best trip and make your family travels stress-free with awesome activities for kids of all ages. Adventures like ours through Bighorn Sheep Canyon will leave you speechless, but will make you a storyteller. Call us today to find out more and book your adventure: 719.395.2410.

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.