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Royal Gorge 3-Hour Rafting Experience

Highlights
  • Whitewater rafting course down the Arkansas River
  • Navigate your way down a series of Class III to IV rapids with the help of guide
  • Take in views of the Royal Gorge's canyon walls during the trip
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Royal Gorge 3-Hour Rafting Experience
From US$ 88.61
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Afternoon DepartureMost Popular
The Arkansas River flows near Colorado Springs, outside Canon City, beneath 1,000 foot canyon walls. Dive into class III to V rapids through the heart of the Royal Gorge! Trip checks in at 12:15 PM.
From US$ 88.61
Morning Departure
The Arkansas River flows near Colorado Springs, outside Canon City, beneath 1,000 foot canyon walls.Dive into class III to V rapids through the heart of the Royal Gorge! Trip checks in at 8:15 AM.
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Afternoon Departure - 12:30 PM
The Arkansas River flows near Colorado Springs, outside Canon City, beneath 1,000 foot canyon walls. Dive into class III to V rapids through the heart of the Royal Gorge! Trip checks in at 11:45 AM.
From US$ 88.61
Overview
Fly down Class III to IV rapids on this challenging whitewater rafting course in the Royal Gorge. Take in views of the 1,000-foot tall (300 meter) canyon walls from the waters of the Arkansas River as a guide helps you navigate your way down the course. This tour includes all equipment and a morning and afternoon departure time.
What to Expect
If you live on adrenaline and want some close-to-home adventures, this half-day whitewater rafting trip is the one for you. Just about an hour from Colorado Springs, you’ll find yourself in whitewater a thousand feet beneath the Royal Gorge Bridge. You’ll definitely taste extreme Colorado whitewater rafting as you explode over class III to V rapids with names like Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer and Boat Eater. In between these, soaked and exhilarated, you’ll see astounding geology, witness local wildlife and feel the history of the Arkansas River and the Colorado Mountain West. Because your guides handcraft each expedition with your feedback, no Royal Gorge river rafting trip is like any other, and this is one reason this trip is always a favorite.
Reviews (79)
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Reviewed 7 October 2018
Brilliant absolutely Brilliant way to spend an afternoon.

We came here 2 years ago while touring in Colorado with 8 friends, we had 2 rafts between us and never stopped laughing. We were with a different group of friends this year, we had said to them during our trip how much of a...More

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EchoCanyon, General Manager at Echo Canyon River Expeditions - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thanks for returning for another trip with us, and thank goodness (for us and for you!) your guide delivered on how much you talked up your previous trip with us! From your description, you joined us at a water level ideal for 'surfing' - steering...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018
You call this a business trip?

I was excited to get invited to join 6 colleagues to raft the Royal Gorge. The drive in was full of anticipation. We were placed in two rafts. Both of our guides did an excellent job coaching us and keeping us steered in the right...More

Thank mayibefrankwithyou
EchoCanyon, General Manager at Echo Canyon River Expeditions - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

That does sound like a good business trip! Thanks for tagging along with your colleagues, and for taking the time to offer your review - we sure do appreciate you!

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Great first experience

My boyfriend and I did the Royal Gorge 1/2 day trip for my birthday. We were nervous before getting on the water since it was our first time and we were expecting our arms to most likely give out or one of us fall out...More

Thank haleylm02
EchoCanyon, General Manager at Echo Canyon River Expeditions - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thanks for your review, Haley. I'm glad to hear you did a fair amount of research before choosing to raft with us, and we're honored you chose Echo! We did see very low water flows at the end of our rafting season this year. As...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Best experience Ever

Oh man, where to even start. This was such a great trip. I have never rafted like this before which made me a little nervous. It was a last minute decision and so I joined other guys from our conference to go out there and...More

Thank Jimmy G
Reviewed 12 September 2018
Awesome experience with Corn Dog!

My husband and I knew we wanted a bit more advanced rafting experience so we chose the Royal Gorge 3-hour. Decided on Echo Canyon because of so many positive reviews and very happy we did. Corn Dog was an awesome guide! She has a super...More

Thank Tarah G
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