Royal Gorge Rafting – One Hour from Colorado Springs
- Advanced Class IV (V)
- Ages 14 + (strong swimmer)
- Meet at River Runners Royal Gorge
- 8 miles west of Cañon City, Colorado
- 1 hour west of Colorado Springs
- Raft the Arkansas River
- Alternate route above 3,200 CFS
Gear included – no added rental fees
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. *Mileage and time on the water will vary with river flows.
Royal Gorge Rafting Trips near Colorado Springs
Raft under the Royal Gorge Bridge
The best way to see the Royal Gorge Bridge is on a Royal Gorge 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 adventures. 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
“River Runners is TOP NOTCH!”
-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