A short trip from Denver, Colorado Springs and with Canon City closeby, the Royal Gorge is one of the most often visited whitewater runs in the State. With the Arkansas River's diversity of Class I all the way up to Class V+, it absolutely has something for everyone in the family. Check with the guides below to determine the best time of season and location on the Arkansas River to make your vacation in the Royal Gorge a safe and adrenaline-filled experience.
Whitewater Adventure Outfitters - Rafting in Royal Gorge, Colorado
Best Guides....Best Value....It's that simple!
Whitewater Adventure Outfitters is located one mile west of Cañon City, Colorado & only 1 hour from Colorado Springs, Colorado in the spectacular Royal Gorge region . Our seasoned guide staff is among the most experienced in the country, and is the reason we continue to boast of an outstanding safety record. Many of our guides can work at any rafting company in Colorado they choose, at top dollar. They choose to work at WAO.
Clear Creek Rafting - Rafting in Royal Gorge, Colorado
Rafting on the Arkansas River in the Royal Gorge 1,200 feet below the canyon rim is an unforgettable experience. The calmer and equally scenic Bighorn Sheep Canyon & Browns Canyon National Monument offer the perfect family whitewater adventures, just 45 minutes from Colorado Springs. Free photo CD, showers & wetsuit use!
Wilderness Aware Rafting - Rafting in Royal Gorge, Colorado
Rafting in the Canon City area focuses on the Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River. Full day trips through the Gorge are the highlight of a trip to the area. Farther upstream on the Arkansas River, choose from an extensive variety of trips on the most popular sections of the Arkansas River including Browns Canyon, and The Numbers. Self-contained multi-day rafting trips are popular and begin upstream of Buena Vista and cover the entire river.
River Runners – The whitewater professionals since 1972 – has two convenient rafting locations on the Arkansas River in Colorado. Choose from half-day, full-day and overnight rafting trips on beginner, intermediate and advanced whitewater. River Runners at the Royal Gorge is eight miles west of Canon City, Colorado and is centrally located near the put-ins and take-outs for rafting the Royal Gorge and the Bighorn Sheep Canyon sections of the Arkansas River.
Performance Tours - Rafting in Royal Gorge, Colorado
Based in the Royal Gorge, we offer rafting trips ranging from family adventure to extreme whitewater excitement. We raft the Arkansas River, offering part-day to multi-day trips with spectacular mountain & canyon scenery. Our record for safety & customer satisfaction has made us one of the most trusted, & highly respected outfitters in Colorado.
Arkansas River Tours - Rafting in Royal Gorge, Colorado
Since 1973, ART has provided exceptional rafting adventures on the Arkansas River and the Gunnison Gorge. Experience the thrilling whitewater of America’s most popular river, the Arkansas. Family trips in Bighorn and Brown’s Canyon. Extreme wildwater trips in the Royal Gorge. Multi-day wilderness trips. Guided float fishing. Convenient locations on the river in Cotopaxi and near the Royal Gorge in Canon City.