Bighorn Sheep Half Day

Arkansas River, Cañon City

Join us for lively and active whitewater on the Arkansas River near Cañon City, Colorado – close to Colo. Springs and Denver. Enjoy the fast-paced, splashy rapids and beautiful canyon scenery on this trip suitable for all skill levels and kids ages 6+. Raft anytime between April and late-September. This is a fantastic adventure for families and friends!

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Trip Details

Adults: $67 Youth: $62

  • 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM Departure
  • 12:30 PM Departure (early/late season)
  • April to late-September
  • 6-8 miles on the river
  • Ages 6 years and up*
  • Beginner/Intermediate Class II-III rapids
  • Experienced guide on each raft
  • Located near Cañon City – close to Colorado Springs and Denver

About the Arkansas River Bighorn Sheep Canyon Half Day Trip

Get some rafting experience under your belt on this family-friendly half day trip through beautiful Bighorn Sheep Canyon. This trip combines the perfect amount of fast-paced whitewater with mellow, mild rapids to create a fantastic trip suitable for first-timers and outgoing kids.

In addition to the fun, splashy rapids you will experience on the river, enjoy the fantastic Colorado scenery. Bighorn Sheep Canyon is full of interesting geological formation and an abundance of wildlife, including the Colorado Bighorn Sheep – of course! Enjoy this adventures as a Full Day trip, or for a similar rafting experience further upstream near Buena Vista, take a look at our Lower Browns Canyon or Browns Canyon Half 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 and transportation to and from the river. 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