Royal Gorge Reopens for Rafting After Fire

Posted on June 14, 2013

Royal Gorge Fire Update

Fire is 100% Contained

Colorado Rafting
Ride big waves in Bighorn Sheep Canyon.

 

Rafting Bighorn Sheep Canyon Open

Rafting the Royal Gorge Now Open

Royal Gorge Fire update: The fire is 100 percent contained. Highway 50 is now open and so is the River Runners Royal Gorge Rafting Center. Rafting trips through the Royal Gorge and Bighorn Sheep Canyon are now running daily. Authorities extracted a cable from the river on Friday, which fell from the Royal Gorge Tram during the fire.

The whitewater is epic and the weather is warm and sunny.

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River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort Open

There is no evidence of the Royal Gorge Fire at the River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort in Buena Vista, Colorado. We even received a nice rain shower yesterday evening. Rafting trips on the Numbers, Browns Canyon and Family Float sections of the Arkansas River are running daily as usual. The water is high, providing a fun and splashy Colorado rafting experience.

Photos from the Royal Gorge Fire

Taken from river level on June 11, 2013

A few of our guides were one of the last rafts to enter the Royal Gorge before the Royal Gorge Fire broke on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Check out these amazing photos of the wildfire from river level.

Royal Gorge Fire.
Looking up the Arkansas River at the Royal Gorge (Photo courtesy of Erik Dahl).
Royal Gorge Fire
Smoke fills the sky with the Royal Gorge Bridge in the background (Photo courtesy of Erik Dahl).
Royal Gorge Fire
Royal Gorge Fire from River level (Photo courtesy of Erik Dahl).
Royal Gorge Fire.
Plumes of smoke from the Royal Gorge fire on June 11, 2013 (Photo courtesy of Erik Dahl).
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Fire on the mountain in the Royal Gorge (Photo courtesy of Erik Dahl).
Royal Gorge Fire
Rafts pulled over on the Arkansas River with smoke plumes in the background (Photo courtesy of Erik Dahl).