You can ride the white waters in the raft. On the side of the banks, you'll be able to see Bighorn sheep grazing. You will love the scenery that includes the bridge, goats, and Royal Gorge. There'll be some time to go for a swim at the local swimming hole. The guides at Colorado Springs are very experienced with inexperienced white water rafters.
Echo Rafting will accommodate all kinds of groups that include family social clubs, scouting, and more. There are rafting activities for people of all skill levels. When you're done white water rafting, you might want to go on the Royal Gorge Railroad that travels around the canyon.
Bighorn Sheep Canyon gets its name from Bighorn Sheep. The canyon and recreational area was established on October 15, 1966. Although the park was founded in 1966, a novelist named Caroline Lockhart owned a ranch there in the early 1900s.
Bighorn Sheep Canyon is a five star vacation activity. You are not left alone in this tour because an instructor will be there to give tips to those rafting. The river is nine to 14 miles of gentle waves and plenty of scenery. Nobody is disappointed in this activity.
Rafting in Colorado through the epic and amazing Bighorn Sheep Canyon is a true American adventure. Witnessing the magnificent wildlife of Colorado’s San Isabel National Forest is an event not soon forgotten; catch a glimpse of a distinguished Bighorn Sheep while enjoying a Colorado whitewater rafting adventure. Talk about having something to write home about.
The light brown coats of these animals allow them to blend right into the Colorado landscape, but if you know where to look, and our guides do, they can easily be spotted as they gracefully bounce from rock to rock on the steep canyon walls. Although sightings of these beautiful mammals are becoming fewer and fewer every year, your chances of spotting a herd of 10 to 20 of these magnificent creatures on our Bighorn Sheep Canyon rafting trips still remains high… that is, if you can tear your eyes away from the river full of rapids!
With its beautiful high desert setting and abundant wildlife, Bighorn Sheep Canyon rafting has become one of our most popular rafting trips! Named for the numerous herds of bighorn sheep that inhabit this canyon, this section is filled with fun whitewater and great rapids such as Shark’s Tooth, Double Dip, and Kamikaze. This is the perfect trip for any group or family looking to pack scenery, wildlife, and adventure into one amazing Colorado rafting experience! Our Bighorn Sheep Canyon rafting trips depart from our Royal Gorge office, just west of Cañon City.
Pickup & Return:
AAE's riverside outpost outside of Cañon City, CO.
Departure Times: 9am trip departs right at 9am & check-in is 8:15am
12pm trip departs right at 12pm & check-in is 11:15am
3pm trip departs right at 3pm & check-in is 2:15pm
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- Colorado Parks use & access fees
- Professional guide
- Rafting helmet & Type V PFD
Does not include:
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- Optional rental gear items
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Must check-in 45 mins prior to trip departure time
- Must be at least 6 yrs of age
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately