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Royal Gorge 3-Hour Rafting Experience

Highlights
  • Whitewater rafting course down the Arkansas River
  • Navigate your way down a series of Class III to IV rapids with the help of guide
  • Take in views of the Royal Gorge's canyon walls during the trip
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Royal Gorge 3-Hour Rafting Experience
From USD 88.61
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Afternoon DepartureMost Popular
The Arkansas River flows near Colorado Springs, outside Canon City, beneath 1,000 foot canyon walls. Dive into class III to V rapids through the heart of the Royal Gorge! Trip checks in at 12:15 PM.
USD 88.61
Morning Departure
The Arkansas River flows near Colorado Springs, outside Canon City, beneath 1,000 foot canyon walls.Dive into class III to V rapids through the heart of the Royal Gorge! Trip checks in at 8:15 AM.
USD 88.61
Afternoon Departure - 12:30 PM
The Arkansas River flows near Colorado Springs, outside Canon City, beneath 1,000 foot canyon walls. Dive into class III to V rapids through the heart of the Royal Gorge! Trip checks in at 11:45 AM.
USD 88.61
Overview
Fly down Class III to IV rapids on this challenging whitewater rafting course in the Royal Gorge. Take in views of the 1,000-foot tall (300 meter) canyon walls from the waters of the Arkansas River as a guide helps you navigate your way down the course. This tour includes all equipment and a morning and afternoon departure time.
What to Expect
If you live on adrenaline and want some close-to-home adventures, this half-day whitewater rafting trip is the one for you. Just about an hour from Colorado Springs, you’ll find yourself in whitewater a thousand feet beneath the Royal Gorge Bridge. You’ll definitely taste extreme Colorado whitewater rafting as you explode over class III to V rapids with names like Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer and Boat Eater. In between these, soaked and exhilarated, you’ll see astounding geology, witness local wildlife and feel the history of the Arkansas River and the Colorado Mountain West. Because your guides handcraft each expedition with your feedback, no Royal Gorge river rafting trip is like any other, and this is one reason this trip is always a favorite.
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1 - 5 of 62 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago
EXHILIRATING!

My family absolutely loved the Royal Gorge rafting trip! It was a thrilling ride and a great bonding time for our family. We all agreed it is one of our best family vacation memories. My husband, two sons (14 & 17) and I thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank Skiatook
Reviewed 5 days ago
Stand-out trip with a stand-out guide

Freddie was a great rafting guide. He gave tidbits of information about the canyon as we floated while keeping track of the raft at all times. He let us know what was coming up in the rapids and gave us tips on how we were...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great trip with Mickey

We had a great trip with Mickey. She was fun and knowledge with fun facts about the local area, not to mention she helped us make it through the rapids without any disasters. 😌 It was an exciting time with beautiful sights!

Thank candicebright84
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great experience but guide could have been better

The success of any rafting company is the interaction with the guide. He/she can make the rafting a blast, or a painful experience. Our guide kept complaining that we weren't working hard enough when paddling, particularly critical of our two teenage granddaughters and their lack...More

Thank Montgomery L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome trip, awesome staff!

We did the 1/2 day Royal Gorge trip. I have rafted many times, and our group decided we wanted a challenge, so Royal Gorge it was! Beautiful scenery along the river. There were several boats from the company that went together, the guides were amazing,...More

Thank asharpchic
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