guests on raft navigating rapids with mountains in background on the Arkansas river Raft Masters Tours Colorado

Why Choose the Full Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon?

This is a perfect full day of fun for first time rafters and for families with younger children. You get the best of both worlds while experiencing the excitement of whitewater rafting and enjoying some peaceful time on the river.

The Run Down

Once you’re in the boat and heading down the Arkansas River, you will enjoy the calm waters of the upper Bighorn Sheep Canyon as you watch for bighorn sheep and other native wildlife. After lunch on the river, your trip continues as you prepare to navigate splashy rapids like Five Points, Spike Buck, and Cowgirl Up.

This family friendly trip will provide loads of adventure for the whole family. After traveling about 20 miles down the river, you’ll load up on the bus and head back to Raft Masters. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs for your friends and family and view the action-packed photos taken of you and your group on the biggest rapid of your trip.

The Details

This trip is available 7 days a week during our regular season (May 19-September 3). Trip time: 8:30 AM.

Check In
Check in is at 8:15 AM. Failure to arrive within 15 minutes of your check-in time will result in the cancellation of your trip.

Lunch Accommodations
A riverside lunch of sandwiches, chips, fresh fruit and vegetables, and drinks is provided for each guest.

Age Requirements
This trip is available for ages 5 and up (minimum of 50 pounds). Please call our office if you have questions about this requirement.

What Does Raft Masters Provide?
Raft Masters offers complimentary use of wetsuits, splash jackets, and river shoes. Helmets and life jackets are also required and provided.

What to Bring
Please bring sunglasses, a sunglasses retainer (i.e. Chums), sunscreen, lip balm, towel, and a dry change of clothes for after your trip. These are all available to purchase in our gift shop.

How Many Guests Per Boat?
We typically fit 6-8 people per boat depending on water levels and trip selection.

Special Accommodations
At Raft Masters, we will do everything possible to accomodate the needs of each guest. Please call our office at (719) 275-6645 if you have any questions or concerns.


Whitewater to Wine
Pair any of our unique Arkansas River whitewater rafting trips with a private VIP tasting tour of the Holy Cross Abbey Winery. For an additional $30/adult or $15/child (20 and under), this add-on is the perfect way to experience rafting plus some of Colorado’s best wines.


family of five riding segways across the bridge

Segway Moto Track
After any morning, afternoon, or full day Arkansas River raft trip, add-on the thrill of riding your segway through the dips and turns of the World’s largest outdoor dirt moto track. There are multiple trip times every day to ensure this experience would fit in to any schedule! Prices start at $25 for 20 minutes.