History + Fun in One Big Day
Some things are so unique to Colorado that they are nearly synonymous with the name, like great history and epic adventures. We have crafted a day trip that seamlessly combines the two unique aspects of Colorado-life into awesome, family-friendly activities. Whitewater Rafting and the Historic Royal Gorge Route Railroad.
The railroad transits the mighty Arkansas River as it cuts through the Grand Canyon of Colorado, the Royal Gorge; on this 2-hour scenic and historic train ride, along what is considered to be the most famed portion of the former Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, you’ll see rafters float by on rapids you tamed just hours before.
Our Colorado Rafting + Royal Gorge Route combo package lets you experience the thrill of running Colorado’s most famous rapids, and then relax while you ride the historic rails through one of the world’s most spectacular gorges! This combo package is available with either our Royal Gorge or Bighorn Sheep Canyon morning rafting adventures, which depart out of our Cañon City Outpost.
The Arkansas River and The Royal Gorge Route are such popular attractions in this part of the state that combining these two was only natural.