Two-Day Advanced Overnight
- Bighorn Sheep Canyon & Royal Gorge
- Class II-IV
- $300 / person
- Please call to book 719-581-2123
An advanced overnight whitewater rafting trip on the Arkansas River is sure to be the highlight of your Colorado vacation. Experience 50+ miles of uninterrupted river time.
Our overnight arrangements at Sweetwater River Ranch allows you to select your level of camping comfort.
Tent camping, cabin rental, or room rental in their motel are all options (per availability).
Our group tent camping site is located across the river from the main campground accessed via a footbridge. There are restrooms with showers and a small store at Sweetwater.
Sweetwater River Ranch is about 24 miles west of Cañon City, Colorado.
Meals, group camping equipment, a large dry bag and rafting gear are included.
Tents ($20) and sleeping bag/pad combos ($15) are available for rent through Monumental Expeditions if you do not have your own or need extras.
Minimum (4) four people needed to book.
We will be meeting you at the Sweetwater River Ranch at 9:00 am. This is where you will be leaving your vehicle for the duration of the trip. Be sure that everyone in your group has read and signed the waiver and release form, then meet your guide and unload all of your personal camping gear checking into your campsite.
We will then travel about 20 miles up river to the put-in at Rincon recreation site. After a safety orientation and paddle talk, experience some of Colorado’s beautiful scenery, possible wildlife sightings, and fun class II-III whitewater. Stop for a catered riverside lunch prepared by your guide, and continue on the river until you reach your riverside camp back at Sweetwater. You will have plenty of time to enjoy this fun camping destination. Fish, swim, hike or simply relax by the campfire. Your guides will cook, clean and share their knowledge of the surrounding area’s history, wildlife and geology. You can just relax and enjoy an evening alongside the river.
Morning will bring hot coffee and breakfast. Relax or explore while your guides clean up, tear down the kitchen and pack up all the gear. Enjoy another day on the Arkansas River for the second half of the Bighorn Sheep Canyon class I-III stopping for lunch at Parkdale Recreational Area. Continue on through to the Royal Gorge class IV rapids with 1,000 foot walls that surround you as you head into the heart of the gorge and navigate challenging and exciting rapids with some of the best white water rafting Colorado has to offer! Ending your trip in Cañon City where we will then drive you back to your vehicle at Sweetwater River Ranch.
This trip can depart any day of the week as long as you have at least four people in your group and space is available.
Sweetwater River Ranch is located at 25871 US Hwy 50 W, Texas Creek, CO 81223