One Day Class II-IV

Family Rafting Trips in Colorado

Family-Friendly Colorado Whitewater Rafting

Arkansas River Class II-IV

Young families and first-time rafters love whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River in Colorado. Choose from Family Float and Browns Canyon rafting trips in Buena Vista, or Bighorn Sheep Canyon rafting trips in Cañon City.


Frequently Asked Questions about Family River Rafting in Colorado

Frequently Asked Questions about Family River Rafting in Colorado

With RIVER RUNNERS

1.

How old do you have to be to go whitewater rafting in Colorado?

Children must be at least three years old and 35 pounds for the Family Float; or at least six years old and 50 pounds for Browns Canyon and Bighorn Sheep Canyon.

2.

What is the best family river rafting trip in Colorado?

Browns Canyon is the most popular family river rafting trip in Colorado – this trip launches at River Runners. You can also find big waves and splashy rapids in Bighorn Sheep Canyon – one hour from Colorado Springs.

3.

When is the best time for families to go whitewater rafting?

River Runners offers guided whitewater rafting trips on the Arkansas River daily May – September. Late May & early June is usually high water, but good flows last through Labor Day.

4.

Family River Rafting Trips

Cañon City, Colorado

Arkansas River

ROYAL GORGE RAFTING CENTER

ARKANSAS RIVER – CANON CITY


Royal Gorge Rafting Center

44642 US. Hwy. 50 Cañon City, CO 81212


Bighorn Sheep Canyon

    • Full or Half Day
    • Class III – IV
    • Fully Guided
    • Minimum Age 6 & 50 LBS.
    • No Experience Required
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Family River Rafting Trips

Buena Vista, Colorado

Arkansas River

Riverside Rafting Resort

ARKANSAS RIVER – BUENA VISTA


Riverside Rafting Resort

24070 County Road 301 Buena Vista, CO 81211


Browns Canyon

    • Full Day, Half Day or Overnight
    • Class III – IV
    • Fully Guided
    • Minimum Age 6 & 50 LBS.
    • No Experience Required

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Family Float

    • 1 Hour
    • Class II
    • Fully Guided
    • Minimum Age 3 & 35 LBS.
    • No Experience Required
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