Royal Gorge Full Day Trip
Full Day Rafting Trip!
- 10:00 AM Departure
- Late-May to mid-August
- 18 miles on the river
- Advanced Class IV-V rapids
- Ages 14 years and up*
- Riverside steak lunch included
- Experienced guide on each raft
- Located near Cañon City – close to Colorado Springs and Denver
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About the Arkansas River Royal Gorge Full Day Trip
If you’re looking for a wilder experience while white water rafting Colorado, one of our Royal Gorge river rafting trips may be just what you’re looking for.
Rafting Royal Gorge on the Arkansas River is the most popular extreme trip in the state for good reason. Drop after drop of pounding whitewater framed by stunning sheer cliffs means adrenaline-laced excitement for you and your friends—and stories you’ll be talking about for years to come. If you’re an experienced rafter looking for a more intense adventure, take a look at our extreme Colorado white water rafting trips in Royal Gorge and get ready for the ride of a lifetime.
We spend the morning warming up for Royal Gorge white water rafting in the scenic Bighorn Sheep Canyon, a picturesque stretch of whitewater where the rapids are similar to those found in Browns Canyon. After a delicious steak lunch, we’ll take the plunge into one of the most exciting spots for white water rafting in Colorado. Be prepared—the Royal Gorge is known for its big, powerful drops. Sheer walls, over 1000 feet high, channel the river into narrow, powerful rapids where the views are awe inspiring—if you have the time to look!
And if it turns out that you do sneak a peek, enjoy the views of one of the world’s highest suspension bridges – 1,053 feet!
Our advanced trips rafting the Royal Gorge are tougher than the more playful Browns Canyon and previous experience is suggested. If you’ve already rafted this great section of river, you should consider taking it up a notch by tackling the challenging Numbers section of the Arkansas near Buena Vista.
Each Royal Gorge 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. Click Here for directions to their headquarters.
- *Adult price is valid for those 14 years and older. 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.
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Lydia filled us with confidence. She was skilled and knowledgeable and explained each set of rapids so we knew what to expect. She was great company and we had the best experience. She was brilliant.
I cannot wait to come back! Also loved how funny all the guides were. It was the most I’ve seen my sister laugh in a long time! Thank you so much for this amazing experience.
I spent several days researching various rafting options and after speaking w/your team was sold. We were not disappointed-the trip is spectacular and our guide Sean was informative, lively professional and entertaining.