River Rafting Around Colorado Springs
Colorado has the nation’s best river for rafting, the Arkansas River runs through Canyon City making it a local hot spot for rafters. Most of the whitewater rafting tours in Colorado can be found in Cañon City near the Royal Gorge, or in Bighorn Sheep Canyon. However, there are various other spots around the state and this blog will highlight some of the best options of river rafting around Colorado Springs!
The two most popular trips through this company are the Royal Gorge Rafting Trip and the Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting. They both have half-day and full-day options and are open from April to September. The Bighorn Sheep Canyon is great for all levels and allows for amazing views and possible wildlife experiences. They require everyone to be ages 6-16 years of age minimum depending on the trip you choose. The Royal Gorge trip requires an age of 13-16 minimum and they have packages that include zip line tours and overnight glamping.
Raft Masters is one of Cañon City’s most loved companies. They have trained guides who are ready to take you and your family on the trip of your life. There are different options for all types of experience and all types of ages, from a calm family float, to a 3-day overnight camping trip on the water. They are located mainly in Cañon City, but also have a few trips in Idaho Springs near Denver!
Just like the other rafting companies in Cañon City, the Echo Canyon River Expeditions have tours along the Royal Gorge Canyon and the Bighorn Sheep Canyon. They also have tours that include zip line courses, ATV rides, and overnight camping. Echo provides some of the best experiences in Colorado including tours in the Colorado and Arkansas Rivers as well as providing safe and scenic routes for your group.
Located in Kremmling and Idaho Springs, there are multiple options for you to choose from. Ranging from half-day to full-day and some including zip line courses, AVA has amazing choices and great trained staff ready to help you get out and enjoy the mountains. AVA is a great company loved by locals and they have every type of outdoor activity that you can think of.
Rafting is a great experience whether you want a calm site-seeing float, or an adrenaline rush in the rapids, there is a place for you and your family in Colorado. If you need more recommendations on river rafting around Colorado Springs, or have any questions, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to assist you. If you want to get to know us and Colorado Springs follow our Facebook and get connected!