Where to go whitewater rafting in Colorado
The Arkansas River is where you should go whitewater rafting in Colorado
Canon City is usually hot in the summer, which makes it the best place to cool off whitewater rafting in Colorado. River Runners Royal Gorge Rafting Center is centrally located eight miles west of Canon City at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park turn-off. Drive up the hill leaving Canon City and follow signs to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. You can’t miss River Runners’ giant yellow billboards on the north side of Hwy 50 across from the Royal Gorge entrance road. Meet at the River Runners Royal Gorge Rafting Center for all Royal Gorge and Bighorn Sheep Canyon whitewater rafting trips.
A Colorado whitewater rafting trip is a must do on any Colorado summer vacation
The Royal Gorge is located just a few miles outside of Canon City in south central Colorado, the Royal Gorge is a 10 mile long canyon cut by the Arkansas River with vertical walls at more than 1,000 feet above the river. It was discovered in 1806 by U.S. explorer Zebulon Pike, and has since become the site of historic railroad wars, world-renowned engineering, and some of the best class IV-V whitewater rafting in the United States.
Whitewater rafting is one of the best ways to see Colorado wildlife
Raft on the Arkansas River to get to some of Colorado’s best wildlife viewing areas. Bighorn Sheep Canyon is a great stretch of the Arkansas River to watch wildlife. A large herd of bighorn sheep lives in the canyon and can often be seen while rafting. A variety of waterfowl, red tail hawks, elk, and mule deer are also commonly seen rafting in Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Your whitewater rafting guide will tell you about this Colorado wildlife.
Raft at River Runners Royal Gorge Rafting Center in Canon City
The Royal Gorge Rafting Center has ample parking for vehicles and groups with buses. Once you arrive at our location near Canon City, check in at the front desk with one of our friendly staff. Restrooms, refreshments, and snacks are available. Check out the whitewater rafting videos showing on one of our flat screen TVs to get a glimpse of the Colorado whitewater rafting trip you are about to experience.
Get outfitted in the latest whitewater rafting gear- whitewater rafting wetsuits, neoprene booties, and spray jackets are available for rent.
Once you return from your whitewater rafting trip in Canon City, watch photographs of your group rafting on the Arkansas River and browse a large selection of t-shirts and other Colorado whitewater rafting souvenirs.
Whitewater rafting the Royal Gorge in Canon City, Colorado is extremely fun
Paddle hard through Colorado’s most extreme whitewater rapids. This Class IV-V section of the Arkansas River in Canon City offers some of the largest whitewater rapids in Colorado. If you are looking for a unique and exciting activity come to Canon City, Colorado and raft the Royal Gorge on the Arkansas River.
Join an extreme whitewater rafting trip through the Royal Gorge at the Royal Gorge Rafting Center in Canon City – the best place to go whitewater rafting in Colorado.
River Runners is a professional whitewater rafting company in Canon City, Colorado. We are certified by the state of Colorado and offer whitewater rafting trips in a Colorado State Park.
Select an extreme Royal Gorge whitewater rafting trip in Canon City, Colorado
Whitewater rafting with the family is a must do activity on your Colorado summer vacation
Whitewater rafting Bighorn Sheep Canyon is an incredible family adventure that will create unforgettable memories. River Runners will provide all the necessary whitewater rafting equipment, transportation to and from the Arkansas River, and a professional whitewater rafting guide. Your whitewater rafting adventure in Canon City, Colorado awaits.
All River Runners whitewater rafting guests receive discount tickets to visit the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is a must do in Canon City, Colorado. Walk across the Royal Gorge Bridge, ride the aerial tram from rim to rim, and ride the incline railway to the bottom to watch other whitewater rafters brave the Arkansas River through the Royal Gorge. There are many other unique opportunities at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.
Royal Gorge Bridge Facts:
- The Royal Gorge Bridge was constructed in 1929 in just six months at a cost of $350,000 – the cost today would exceed $15 million
- The Royal Gorge Bridge is the highest suspension bridge in North America, suspended nearly 1,000 feet above the Arkansas River
- The Royal Gorge Bridge is made of 2,100 strands of No. 9 galvanized wire
- The Royal Gorge Bridge walkway is made of 1,292 planks of deck; about 250 are replaced annually
- The Royal Gorge Bridge will support in excess of two million pounds daily
- The Royal Gorge Bridge is 18 feet wide and 1,263 feet long
- The Royal Gorge Bridge towers are 150′ tall
Your Colorado Whitewater rafting trip will meet at:
River Runners Royal Gorge Rafting Center
44641 US Hwy. 50 Canon City, Colorado 81212
Rafting trips available daily:
May – September
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River Runners Royal Gorge Rafting Center
Raft the Royal Gorge at River Runners Royal Gorge Rafting Center in Canon City, Colorado. Fully guided rafting trips on the Arkansas River daily May – September since 1972. Find everything you need for your Colorado white water rafting vacation at our rafting store.