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River Runners at the Royal Gorge

Canon City, CO, USA
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About River Runners at the Royal Gorge
Raft with River Runners - the whitewater professionals since 1972. Providing fully guided whitewater rafting trips on the Arkansas River. Raft the Royal Gorge or Bighorn Sheep Canyon near Canon City, Colorado at the Royal Gorge. Open daily May - Labor Day.
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Raft through the world-famous Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River on this advanced whitewater rafting trip. Paddle hard and listen to your guide.
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Shawn M wrote a review Aug 2021
Boulder, Colorado2 contributions
Did the full day trip with my family of 4 including 2 teenage boys. It was their first time rafting. Jack, our guide was awesome and very informative about the river and sights along the way. Kept us safe and was very entertaining too! Do the full day! After the lunch break is the best part! It had been raining overnight and even a little bit that morning so everyone was provided wetsuits which which was great. I imagine it would have been quite cold otherwise in the conditions. The water was running great from the rain so that was a bonus from nature. Everyone loved it. My favorite part was looking over at my boys and seeing BIG grins on their faces. I got the pictures that were very well done. We'll definitely be doing this again!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Kris W wrote a review Aug 2021
Saint Louis, Missouri7 contributions1 helpful vote
Awesome day rafting through Bighorn Sheep Canyon and then through the Royal Gorge with our guide Dillon. We were fortunate the recent rains kept the water levels higher than they normally would be at this time of year. Dillon made the trip even more exciting and challenging. My wife was nervous coming in and but when we finished, the whole family had a blast. The lunch was perfectly timed and included local lunch meats, fruit, veggies, chips and cookies as well as water and lemonade. A short bus trip back to the office was accentuated with raft guide stand up comedy! They take pictures and offer them for sale at the end of the trip. Very good quality actions pics! The entire staff from the gearing up, to the front desk, to the bus driver, and the guides were top notch. Strongly recommend River Runners!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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takhop wrote a review Aug 2021
Pine Bluff, Arkansas35 contributions6 helpful votes
It was our first time white water rafting and it was AMAZING thanks to our guide Patrick. He made the trip safe and exciting, all while keeping us laughing. If you are hesitant b/c it is advanced, don't be if you go with this company. Will go back!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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KFord wrote a review Aug 2021
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Out raft was full of 1st timers. The River Runners Royal Gorge staff were hilarious, professional, effecient and safety conscious. The scenery was beautiful! Dillion was our rafting guide and was the MVP (in our eyes) of our raft. He was very knowledgeable and kept his cheesy jokes flowing as fast as the water. Thank you for letting us have fun on the water and keeping us safe! Hendley keep those jokes flowing too but don’t quit your day job. Great day on the Arkansas river. Thanks to the staff at River Runners Royal Gorge.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Dave wrote a review Jul 2021
West Des Moines, Iowa2 contributions
This was our 5th rafting trip and first time with River Runners. They were very professional and knowledgeable. We opted for the full day trip. Our guide, Henly, was fantastic! We will definitely be back here rafting again with River Runners!
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