Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting

  • Buena Vista


Beginner Class III (IV)

Quick trip facts:

  • Departs from River Runners Royal Gorge
  • Raft the Arkansas River
  • Gear included – no added rental fees
  • Ages 6+ (min weight 50 LBS)*


  • Flow: 363 ft³/s
  • Water Level: 2.55 ft

*Minimum requirements and rapid classifications fluctuate with water levels. Please call for current conditions.

Full Day

9:30 am

Per Person

Half Day

11:00 am & 2:30 pm

Per Person

Please book in advance — (800) 723-8987
Spring and fall trip times may vary. Click “BOOK NOW” to check availability.
Processing and park fees added at checkout.


Family-friendly whitewater rafting


A scenic one-hour drive from Colorado Springs

Find family-friendly whitewater rafting near Colorado Springs on a Bighorn Sheep Canyon rafting trip near Cañon City, Colorado. Choose a full day or half day adventure and be ready to get wet and have fun. Bighorn Sheep Canyon rafting trips depart from the River Runners Royal Gorge Rafting Center – just one hour from Colorado Springs, Colorado, and two and a half hours from Denver.

Bighorn Sheep Canyon has something for everyone

The rapids in Bighorn Sheep Canyon are exciting, but not as challenging as the Royal Gorge. They are wild enough to get you wet, but mild enough for you to take in the scenery of the canyon. If this is your first time rafting – Bighorn Sheep Canyon is the trip for you.

Paddle Boat or Oar Boat

Paddle and be part of the action or request an oar boat and enjoy the ride. Oar boats or paddle-assist are recommended for groups with small children or adults who do not want to paddle.

Do you still have questions about rafting in Colorado?

You can give us a call at (800) 723-8987 or check out the River Runners FAQ.

“We did the half day Bighorn this weekend, it was amazing!”
-Lauren H. from Tucson, AZ

“Fun, fun, fun…The day-long trip was absolutely fantastic!”
-Jennifer V. from Albuquerque, NM

“First time on a rafting trip and we loved it!”
-April N. from Murphy, TX