Royal Gorge Rafting

  • Buena Vista


Advanced Class IV (V)

Quick trip facts:

  • Departs from River Runners Royal Gorge Colorado
  • Raft the Arkansas River
  • Gear included – no added rental fees
  • Ages 14 + (strong swimmer)*
  • Alternate route above 3,200 cubic feet per second



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

    Full Day

    10:30 am

    Per Person

    Half Day

    10:00 am & 2:00 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.


    Royal Gorge Colorado – Raft under the Royal Gorge Bridge


    Whitewater rafting near Colorado Springs

    The best way to see the Royal Gorge is on a whitewater rafting trip down the Arkansas River. Challenge legendary rapids like Sunshine Falls, Sledge Hammer and Boat Eater on both half day and full day Royal Gorge rafting trips. On the full day you get to raft Bighorn Sheep Canyon in the morning, stop for lunch, and paddle the Royal Gorge in the afternoon.

    The Royal Gorge has it all!

    The Royal Gorge has everything you could want in a Colorado whitewater rafting trip – big rapids, grand geologic features and intriguing human history. Experience the wonder of the Royal Gorge with the whitewater professionals.

    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.

    “My family has been rafting with River Runners for over 20 years and we always have a great time!”
    -Emily W. from Oklahoma City, OK

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    -Lana R. from Spicewood, TX

    “I would highly recommend this experience for teens and adults even if you have no rafting experience.”
    -Tina E. from Hastings, MI