The Best Canon City Rafting



Full Day Rafting Trip!

Trip Details


About Canon City Rafting – Royal Gorge White Water 

If you’re looking for a wilder Canon City rafting experience featuring exciting whitewater, our full day Royal Gorge trip may be just what you’re looking for.

Considered some of the best rafting in Colorado, Royal Gorge white water 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 deli 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 Royal Gorge Full Day advanced rafting trips are tougher than the more playful Browns Canyon and previous experience is suggested. If you’ve already rafted this great Canon City rafting section of river, you should consider taking it up a notch by tackling the challenging Numbers section of the Arkansas near Buena Vista.

Additional Information

  • *Youth must be age 14 years or older. Minimum age is subject to increase due to high water, typically late-May through June.
  • Group rates are available. Click here for details.
  • 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.
  • Please visit our packing list page for a complete list of what to bring, where to meet and more!


  • 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.

    Dwight W. Rafter
  • 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.

    Lexi R. Rafter
  • 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.

    Lauren C. Rafter

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