Royal Gorge

Class IV Advanced

Minimum Requirements : 16 years old.
All participants should be able to swim and be in good physical condition.
Risk is involved with all whitewater rafting trips – you and everyone in your party must be willing to accept that risk.
All participants must read and sign a waiver – minors under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian read and sign a waiver on their behalf.

Class IV Advanced

Minimum Requirements :
16 years old


Half Day

$95 / person
Trips depart at 9:00 and 2:00

Book Half Day

Full Day

$180 / person
Trip departs 10:30

Book Full Day
The ultimate whitewater experience! Gorgeous views and amazing rapids combine for the best trip in Colorado!

The Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River is Colorado’s Premier Whitewater Rafting trip. Conveniently located near Canon City, Colorado. 1,000 foot walls will surround you as you descend into the heart of the Royal Gorge and navigate challenging and exciting class IV rapids like Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer, and Wall Slammer just to name a few. This is an advanced section of whitewater, especially at higher flows. Always challenging and exciting! We love to bring people into the Royal Gorge and discuss the amazing geology, history, and wildlife of the area.

We are one of the highest rated companies on the Arkansas River, check out our phenomenal reviews on Trip Advisor, Yelp, and Facebook.

Do you want more time on the river? Full day trips are twice as long and include more rapids like Three Rock Falls and Sharkstooth, and spectacular views as you raft the lower Bighorn Sheep Canyon in the morning before heading into the Royal Gorge. Don’t worry, we’ve got your energy levels covered, full day trips include fresh lunch served along the river. Your guides will prepare your monumental sub sandwich, fresh fruit, chips and salsa, and desert while you relax beside the river. Special dietary considerations? No problem, just let us know when you book the trip and we’ll prepare something appropriate and delicious.

"We had an amazing trip down the Royal Gorge! The views were spectacular, the guide was hilarious and entertaining, and we even saw a group of bighorn sheep on the riverbank. I would highly recommend this outfitter and location."Becky - Aurora, Colorado

Availability Calendar

Not finding the availability you want? We might be running the upper sections of the river that day. Check out The Numbers section for a comparable experience and ability level.


We meet you at the put-in for the trip. Below you can download directions, or simply enter the GPS coordinates into your phone.

GPS : 38.485676 -105.387398

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