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Royal Gorge 6-Hour Rafting Experience

  • Navigate the most famous stretch of the Arkansas River on a Royal Gorge rafting trip
  • Soak up gorgeous Colorado scenery and splash through class III-V rapids
  • Refuel with a steak lunch at a private riverside landing
Royal Gorge 6-Hour Rafting Experience
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Royal Gorge 6-Hour Rafting Experience
Tackle some of Colorado's most prized rapids with a whitewater rafting trip through the magnificent canyons of the Royal Gorge. Navigate class III-V swells with an experienced guide, taking a break midday for a hearty riverside lunch featuring grilled steaks. From transport to key check service and optional photos and videos of the wet and wild adventure, all the details are arranged so you can focus on the water.
What to Expect
The Royal Gorge 6-hour trip is the full-day rafting excursion in Colorado that you must experience. Just an hour from Colorado Springs, the Royal Gorge includes world-class whitewater and gorgeous Colorado scenery. Add in the hearty and delicious riverside steak lunch, camaraderie with your guide and fellow adventurers and you have a day of memories you’ll not soon forget!

Start your day by checking in at the rafting office located 8 miles west of Cañon City. Arrive 45 minutes prior to departure to ensure plenty of time to change into appropriate river attire in the changing rooms. Your guides will provide transportation to and from the river, so you can leave your car in the free parking area and utilize the key check service so you don't have to worry about losing your keys. While driving the short distance to the rafting location, a comprehensive safety orientation will be provided. A few more minutes on the beach with your guide will prepare you for the whitewater adventure ahead.

Midway through the trip you'll pull your raft over at a private riverside landing and your guides will put together a hearty and delicious riverside lunch featuring grilled steaks. After recharging with quality food, it's back on the river for more miles of family rafting fun. 

Upon returning, you'll have time to change into dry clothes before we show photos and videos of the day's adventures. Digital photos and video are available for purchase at an additional charge. Your full day of rafting will leave you soaked and grinning with wonderful memories of whitewater fun.
Reviews (16)
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Reviewed 5 September 2018
Rafting the Gorge

Trip was great. Cody, our guide was awesome. Great for first timers in July. Only disappointment was the boat did not flip. Most would see that as a good thing, but I'm strange like that

Thank WilliamB5899
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile
Best guide ever

We did the float trip with Jered and did the full day rafting. We were a mix of experienced rafters and then some with no experience. If we had only done the half day we would have liked it but would not have been ready...More

Thank rzbk81
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile
Great trip again

This is our 2nd trip with Echo Canyon. You cannot beat the view on this trip. It is a little docile for people who have rafted 3 and 4 Rapids, especially in more aggressive areas like Clear Creek in Idaho Springs. What made our trip...More

Thank lmgee
Reviewed 14 July 2018
Amazing time on the Royal Gorge

We had the best time rafting the Royal Gorge today! We had an amazing guide, Berto, who made the trip so much fun. Take the 6 hour trip--it is worth it and comes with a fantastic steak lunch. The rapids were amazing!

Thank threecardjim
Reviewed 9 July 2018
Great time with small kids

Our guide was Jake and we had so much fun. I went with my daughter and two grand kids 6 & 9. We had a blast and our steak lunch was wonderful.

Thank Connie B
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