There are enough Class II-V rapids to satisfy even expert rafters on this half-day whitewater tour through the Royal Gorge. Navigate steep drops and churning waves as you wind between 1,100-foot (335-meter) canyon walls for a classic Colorado adventure. Experienced river guides lead the way to ensure everyone's safety and an unforgettable voyage.
Spend a half day on the Arkansas River with a Royal Gorge rafting trip
No experience required, though Class III-V rapids are ideal for adventurous travelers
Capture the thrills with a photo taken at steep Sunshine Falls
Includes all safety gear and transport from Cañon City
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Personal flotation devices
Wetsuits, river boots, and splash jackets
Meeting And Pickup
2315 E Main St
2315 E Main St, Cañon City, CO 81212, USA
Our office is located across the highway from McDonald's.
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park (Pass By)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for children under the age of 14
Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is require
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 211 reviews
Total thumbs up!
Richard_M, Aug 2023
Stunning scenery, action and fun. Each view is more spectacular than the last! Our guide Kerrie was skilled, informative and very helpful!
Stephanie_W, Aug 2023
Jake made the entire experience! He was super knowledgeable about rafting and eliminated any fear - even as we approached class 4 rapids. The scenery is amazing and the rapids from 2-4 were soooo much fun! We’d definitely do it again.
Ryan_B, Jul 2022
Our guide made the whole experience for us. He was knowledgeable and professional while keeping the trip fun.
A must do for Colorado trip!
Anupam_D, Aug 2021
Had a lot of fun! Epic views of the Royal Gorge and excellent guides and team. A must do for anyone planning a trip to Colorado
Perfect activity to celebrate my 40th birthday!
Jessica_L, Aug 2021
Shep was a great guide, had a fantastic time! Just don't forget a dry set of clothes to change into afterword, it's a pretty chilly ride back.
Great raft trip!
Keegan_R, Jul 2021
Went on the 4 hour trip solo and had a great time. The guide never lost control of the situation and was knowledgeable on the history of the area as well. Will definitely come back some time.
Brad_F, Jul 2021
Great trip with excellent guides and gorgeous scenery under the royal gorge bridge! Had the time of our life!
Amber_G, Jun 2021
My family and I had the most epic rafting experience! Our guide Shep was amazing! 10 out of 10 highly recommend!
White water rafting
Michael_M, Aug 2020
Great time! Awesome rapids, stunning views and infomation about the area. They provided everything you need to enjoy your trip.
Just the right amount of excitement!
Betsy_B, Aug 2020
Great! Lots of fun. Guide was knowledgeable about the area and kept us safe. Beautiful day and the half day was perfect, Thx 👍
Kurt_S, Aug 2020
Our raft guide Abel was awesome, made the trip fun, safe and awesome!!! Highly recommend this outfit, we will come back again.
Great rapids, beautiful scenery, well organized
Kacie_J, Jul 2020
Great rapids, great guides, well organized. My husband and I had a great time doing the class 4 rapids. A few people did fall out but they were quick and efficient to get them safe and sound in a raft. They also had a quick safety talk that gives you all the info you need to have fun:) definitely recommend and can’t wait to go again!
Lynetta_F, Jun 2020
Our guide Able was awesome. His communication skills and personality are a very desirable trademark for your company.
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