Half-Day Royal Gorge Rafting Adventure

Colorado’s Best

If you’re seeking an unforgettable adventure on the Arkansas River, our half-day Royal Gorge rafting trip is an absolute must! This classic Colorado rafting experience is a favorite among locals and returning guests for a good reason.


Prepare to be captivated by some of Colorado’s most stunning scenery. As you navigate the challenging rapids of the Royal Gorge, often referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking landscapes that will leave you in awe. This trip also rafts under the iconic Royal Gorge Bridge.

Choose the
Morning Advantage

For the best experience, we recommend the morning check-in time. Not only will you encounter less “river traffic,” but you’ll also bask in the warm sunshine that graces the Royal Gorge. Our experienced guides also cherish the “Morning Gorge” trip, ensuring you have the best rafting experience possible.

Trip Details

Minimum Age: 14
Price: $119 per person
Trip Times: 10 am or 2 pm
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Advanced
Free Digital Photos and Free Wetsuit Use Included
Participants should be healthy, adventurous and have the ability to swim

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landscape with river and mountains

Full-Day Royal Gorge Rafting Expedition

Trip Details

Price: $209 per person
Trip Time: 9:30 am
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Advanced
Free Digital Photos and Free Wetsuit Use Included

Book a Full-Day Royal Gorge trip now!

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The Ultimate Whitewater
Rafting Experience in Colorado!

Prepare for an epic adventure that ranks among the top ten whitewater trips nationally – the Royal Gorge rafting expedition. If you’re seeking the ultimate Colorado whitewater experience, look no further.

Bighorn Sheep
Canyon Warm-Up

Your journey begins with the best of Bighorn Sheep Canyon, featuring exciting class III & IV rapids like Wake Up, Three Rocks, Spikebuck, and Sharkstooth. It’s the perfect warm-up before you tackle the Royal Gorge.

Riverside Lunch

We pause at the Parkdale beach for a well-deserved rest and savor our famous riverside lunch. Take in the serene surroundings before you face the heart-pounding class III to class V turbulence that awaits in the Royal Gorge.


Get ready for seven out of ten miles of continuous whitewater thrills, including Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer, Wallslammer, and Boateater. The Royal Gorge in Cañon City offers the most spectacular river scenery, passing under the world’s highest suspension bridge—1000′ above you—for an unparalleled Colorado rafting adventure on the Arkansas River.


If you’re booking online and can’t find your preferred time or trip, please give us a call for additional availability.

Call Us:719-275-4500

Important Notices

Please be aware that water flows and conditions can change, affecting rapid classifications, minimum ages, trip options, and prices. All participants (or their parent/legal guardian if they are minors) are required to sign a Risk and Release Agreement, acknowledging responsibility and liability in the event of injury or loss. We recommend securing medical insurance through your personal provider and disclosing any medical conditions or disabilities to your guide before your trip. Rafting is not recommended for individuals with serious medical conditions or pregnant women.

Join us for the Royal Gorge rafting adventure of a lifetime at Whitewater Adventure Outfitters. Your Colorado whitewater dreams come true!

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