Colorado Whitewater Rafting in the Royal Gorge & Bighorn Sheep Canyon

Some of the Best Whitewater and Family Raft Trips in Colorado

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Arkansas River, Bighorn Sheep Canyon, and Royal Gorge Rafting Trips Launching from Cañon City, Colorado!

Book your 2024 Rafting Trip today or contact us with any questions at 719-275-4500.

Royal Gorge Raft Trips

The exciting Royal Gorge is one of the BEST rafting trips in Colorado. Ideal for thrill-seekers and those looking for a close-up view of the Royal Gorge. Full-day (includes lunch) and half-day trips are available.

Bighorn Sheep Canyon Raft Trips

Beginner to moderate-level rafting trips in Colorado's scenic Bighorn Sheep Canyon. The Canyon's calmer water is great for younger people and first-timers. Full-day (includes lunch) and half-day trips are available.

Committed to Great Customer Service

No trip to Colorado is complete without experiencing the thrill of a Colorado white water rafting trip. Just as Colorado is famous for its world-class ski resorts, Colorado is also the go-to place for some of the best rafting, especially the Cañon City and Colorado Springs area.

The Arkansas River that runs along the floor of the Royal Gorge offers some of the best rafting in Colorado, and it's close to Denver and Colorado Springs!

At Whitewater Adventure Outfitters, we have been operating rafting trips in Cañon City and the Royal Gorge Region for over 30 years. Our mission is to provide the most memorable and exciting day of your Colorado or Royal Gorge Region vacation. WAO has experienced guides, provides great value, and offers easy access to Colorado Rafting Trips from our Cañon City location. 

We continue our commitment to excellence, as demonstrated by our many years of a second to none industry reputation. From your first contact with us to the end of your Royal Gorge or Bighorn Sheep Canyon rafting trip, we are confident we will exceed your expectations and provide the quality service our customers have come to expect from us.

Something for Everyone

One of the many reasons the Arkansas River in Colorado is so popular is because it offers so many diverse sections, such as the family-friendly Bighorn Sheep Canyon raft trip and the thrilling whitewater Royal Gorge raft trip—both in Cañon City, Colorado.

Canon City rafting, at most water flows, is appropriate for just about anyone. However, during "high water," which typically occurs from late May to mid-June, the Royal Gorge rafting options can be very advanced.

When the water is high in the Royal Gorge, other options include Bighorn Sheep Canyon raft trips, which accommodate those looking for one of the best Colorado rafting trips for kids or a trip for the "nervous novice."

At Whitewater Adventure Outfitters, we offer full-day rafting trips (which include a delicious lunch) and half-day rafting trips in Cañon City, Colorado.

With WAO, Colorado Springs residents and visitors are only one hour away from an amazing Colorado Springs rafting adventure. We are also a little over two hours from Denver. Our Cañon City rafting office is eight miles west of Cañon City, Colorado on U.S. Hwy. 50.


“Thank you so much for such a great trip! The boys had a great time & we felt as though we were well taken care of throughout our rafting experience. We will definitely be back!”

“We had a great time. Thank you for your hospitality. Everyone was very professional and friendly; a difficult “mix” to accomplish. Dave was one of the best guides I have ever met.”

“It has been a pleasure rafting at WAO each year for 15+ years. It's the people that makes your company special. Everyone at WAO needs to be proud of all the memories that will last a lifetime for your customers.”

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