Water activity

Cañon City: Half-Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Tour

Activity provider: Arkansas River Tours

Cañon City: Half-Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Tour

Activity provider: Arkansas River Tours

From US$ 110.88 per person

Experience the thrill of rafting through the Royal Gorge on this tour from Cañon City. Raft on the Arkansas river through a dramatic gorge with canyon walls that are over 1,000 feet tall.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Pass through the 50-foot wide Narrows where the canyon walls are 1000 feet tall
  • 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
  • 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

Fuel your soul with a whitewater rafting tour through Royal Gorge. Travel from Cañon City to the Arkansas River and admire views of stunning mountain peaks. Cruise over class 3, 4, and 5 whitewater rapids. 

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 on a mellow section of river to give you and your crew a chance to warm up. 

Prepare to get wet, hit some big waves, see some amazing scenery and experience some of the best rafting in Colorado. Encounter some major rapids like Sunshine, Sledgehammer, the Narrows, and Wall slammer. Travel right under the Royal Gorge Bridge.

Feel the challenge of rafting through steep sections of river as you plunge 65 feet per mile through one of Colorado’s most dramatic gorges. 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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Wetsuit and wetsuit booties (available to rent)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 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
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Parking is available. Please enter the Arkansas River Tours office to check in for your tour.

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Important information

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 trip is just under 10 miles in length and takes about 2- 2.5 hours on the water

Product ID: 412719