Water activity

Cañon City: Full-Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Tour

Activity provider: Arkansas River Tours

Cañon City: Full-Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Tour

Activity provider: Arkansas River Tours

From US$ 194.88 per person

Feel the thrill of rafting through the Royal Gorge on this whitewater rafting tour from Cañon City. Raft through one of Colorado’s most dramatic gorges and stop for a delicious picnic lunch.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the thrill of navigating through class 3, 4, and 5 whitewater rapids
  • Admire the Royal Gorge Bridge as you pass under it on the Arkansas River
  • Stop to take some pictures and to enjoy a delectable riverside picnic lunch
  • Plunge 65 feet per mile through one of Colorado’s most dramatic gorges
  • Feel safe with a rafting guide and a helmet, life vest, and splash jacket
Full description

Experience the excitement of rafting through the Royal Gorge on this tour from Cañon City. Kick your adrenaline into overdrive as you pass over class 3,4, and 5 rapids. Stop for a picnic lunch on the river. 

Meet your guide at the tour supplier's office. Relax on the drive from the meeting point. Get fitted with your helmet, life vest, and splash jacket and start your whitewater rafting adventure. 

Encounter huge waves, steep technical drops, and almost continuous whitewater rapids in the narrow canyon. Royal Gorge rafting is steep and technical as it plunges 65 feet per mile. Cruise under the famous Royal Gorge Bridge above the Arkansas River.

Get your heart pumping with rapids like Sledgehammer, Wall slammer, the Narrows, Boat eater, and the infamous Sunshine Falls. Lunch will be served at a stop on the river. Return to the meeting point at the end of the tour. 

Includes
  • Rafting tour
  • Guide
  • Helmet, life vest, and splash jacket
  • Pickup and drop-off from the meeting point
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Wetsuit and wetsuit booties (available to rent)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 15 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • Non-swimmers
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

What to bring

  • Change of clothes
  • Water shoes
  • Waterproof shoes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  • Masks will not be worn on the river as it is hazardous water environment
  • This tour is recommended for rafters in good physical shape who can swim
  • This tour requires aggressive paddling

Product ID: 412945