Royal Gorge Rafting Trips Class IV – V

Royal Gorge Rafting Trip

Quick Royal Gorge Rafting Trip Facts

  • Departs from River Runners at the 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 age and rapid classifications fluctuate with water levels. Please call for current conditions.

Royal Gorge Class IV (V)

Please book in advance


Call: (800) 723-8987


Full Day: 10:30 am
1/2 Day: 10:00 am & 2:00 pm

Spring and fall trip times may vary. Click book to check availability.


Full Day:
$135 / Person

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Half Day:
$79 / Person

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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


“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