Half Day Royal Gorge Rafting Adventure

Detail Multiple times offered throughout the day
Detail See native wildlife in their natural environment
Detail Informative, friendly and professional guide
Detail Duration: 3 hours
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Take an amazing adventure down the famous Arkansas River where you find thrills and breathtaking scenery with Half Day Royal Gorge Rafting Adventure.

No matter what angle you view Royal Gorge from, it is truly amazing. In this amazing and adventurous tour, you'll see the sights while hitting some exciting white water rapids. With the help of a professional tour guide you'll be taken down a section of the river with some big and challenging rapids, but plenty of rest time in between to catch your breath. Towering high above your head is the amazing Royal Gorge Bridge and the tall walls of this amazing natural canyon that has been carved out over time with this powerful river. Your heart will race and you'll have a smile on your face as you race down this exciting river with 1,000 foot granite canyon walls surrounding you.

Reservations should be made in advance for this tour. Each tour includes a professional guide who is knowledgeable of both rafting and the area. Each guests will get safety equipment including a rafting helmet and a Type V Personal Flotation Device. Other gear is available for rental to guests if they so choose. Souvenir photos are available to all guests at an additional cost. Guests should arrive 45 minutes prior to their appointment time. All guests must be at least 14 years of age to participate in this adventure. This exciting tour is conducted in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately.

If you are looking to explore one of the top 100 whitewater runs in the nation while having an amazing adventure and seeing amazing sights, Half Day Royal Gorge Rafting Adventure is the ideal activity for you.
Scenic, historic, crazy fun: that’s how we show you one on America’s greatest treasures. Join us on the Arkansas River as it winds through beautiful scenery and under the famous Royal Gorge Bridge.

Royal Gorge rafting has never been more exciting! The Royal Gorge is an epic sight from any angle but from below, it is truly breathtaking. Don’t gawk for too long, though, because when our expert guides yell, “paddle!” they mean it! The rapids on this section of the Arkansas River are big and challenging, but spaced just enough for you to enjoy the Royal Gorge Bridge above and the towering canyon walls around you. All Royal Gorge rafting trips take you through legendary rapids, making Royal Gorge rafting as exciting as it gets!

Close your eyes and picture yourself rafting on the Arkansas River through the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. You’re at the bottom of the amazing Royal Gorge staring up at majestic granite walls that rise on both sides over 1,000 feet in the air. Now imagine you’re navigating your way through the Arkansas River’s wild river rapids while rafting the Royal Gorge with waves so big and drops so fast that everyone is soaked from head to toe, and all your cheeks hurt from smiling so much. Does this sound like the adventure you’ve been looking for? If so then the Royal Gorge rafting adventure is for you.

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


  • Colorado Parks use & access fees
  • Professional guide
  • Rafting helmet & Type V PFD

Does not include:

  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Optional rental gear items

Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Must check-in 45 mins prior to trip departure time 
  • Must be at least 14 yrs of age
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

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