Bighorn Sheep Full Day

Arkansas River, Cañon City

Tackle fun, splashy and swift rapids on this exciting full day section of the Arkansas River near Cañon City, Colorado – close to Colorado Springs and Denver. This trip is suitable for all skill levels, kids ages 6+ and is available from late-May to mid-August. This white water adventure is a great choice for families with younger kids that want a fun-filled day of adventure.

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Trip Details

Adults: $114 Youth: $109

  • 9:30 AM Departure
  • Late-May to mid-August
  • 19 miles on the river
  • Beginner/Intermediate Class II-III rapids
  • Ages 6 years and up*
  • Riverside steak lunch included
  • Experienced guide on each raft
  • Located near Cañon City – close to Colorado Springs and Denver

About the Arkansas River Bighorn Sheep Canyon Full Day Trip

Experience energetic and enjoyable whitewater on a full day of family-friendly rafting on Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Mellow water is accented by exciting rapids during this trip, creating a wonderful full day adventure suitable for outgoing young families and timid first-timers.

Rugged Colorado scenery surrounds the Arkansas River and you wind your way downstream. Take in the astounding beauty of the area and spot one of the many Colorado Bighorn Sheep and other wildlife that call this canyon home. If you are short on time, consider the Bighorn Sheep Half Day trip, or wander further upstream and tackle the more challenging, but still family friendly Browns Canyon Full Day.


Each Bighorn Sheep Canyon trip booked by Wilderness Aware is run by our partner, Echo Canyon River Expeditions. Echo Canyon runs a quality operation with highly-trained and skilled guides.

Additional Information
  • *Youth price is valid for those 6-12 years old. Minimum age is subject to increase due to high water, typically late-May through June.
  • Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more.
  • Please arrive at least 30-45 minutes prior to departure time.
  • Price listed includes your lifejacket, helmet, guide, boat, transportation to and from the river and lunch. The prices listed do not include 9% land and water access fees, cold weather rentals or guide tip.

Map & Directions to Echo Canyon River Expeditions near Cañon City, CO

Our Royal Gorge Full Day trip meets at Echo Canyon River Expeditions. Echo Canyon is located 9 miles west of Cañon City and 25 miles east of Cotopaxi on the north side of Hwy 50. There are signs along the highway indicating where to turn.

Parking, changing and restroom facilities are available at Echo Canyon.


  • Packing List and Pre-Trip Information: a complete list of what to bring, what we provide, rental costs and directions.
  • Liability Release: required for each rafter. Please feel free to complete this form prior to arrival. Each person under 18 years of age requires a parent/guardian to co-sign.
  • Arkansas River Description: information about the Arkansas River, including a complete list of all trips we offer.
  • Gallery: look through photos of the Arkansas River, our other rivers, staff, wildlife and more.
  • River Map: check out our detailed river maps including rapids and other features.

Water Flow Levels for Bighorn Sheep

USGS waterflow reporting for the Arkansas River. Blue line is last seven days and yellow triangles are historical medians. Measured at Parkdale Colorado

USGS Water Flows for Bighorn Sheep Canyon