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

Why Choose the Half Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon?

This is a perfect half 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 watching for bighorn sheep as you prepare to navigate the splashy rapids like Five Points, Spike Buck, and Cowgirl Up. This family friendly trip will provide adventures for the entire family. After traveling about 9 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

Availability
This trip is available 7 days a week during our regular season (May 19-September 3).
Morning trip: 8:30am;  Afternoon trip: 1:00pm

Check In
Check in is at 8:15 AM for the morning trip and 12:45 PM for the afternoon trip. Failure to arrive within 15 minutes of your check-in time will result in the cancellation of your trip.

Lunch Accommodations
Lunch is not included. However, an all-you-can eat buffet style lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, fresh fruits and vegetables, chips, and drinks is available for purchase at our very own Eddie Out Café. Please call our office at (719) 275-6645 to add lunch to your trip.

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 accommodate the needs of each guest. Please call our office at (719) 275-6645 if you have any questions or concerns.

AVAILABLE UPGRADES

oncoming Royal Gorge train on tracks near river Raft Masters Colorado tour

Rail & Raft
The historical train will bring you back in time as you travel on old pathways along the most rafted river in the United States. Then get ready for the thrills and adventures of whitewater rafting in the afternoon!

Guests enjoying Jeep tour in Colorado Raft Masters Colorado

Jeep & Raft
See things from a bird’s eye view as you climb to some of Colorado’s highest peaks in a Jeep and then look at things from far below in the canyons of the Arkansas River.

view of Royal Gorge bridge Raft Masters Colorado tour

Boat & Bridge
Experience all the wonders of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park with a morning filled with either mild or wild rafting, followed by lunch at our own Eddy Out Café. After lunch, spend an enjoyable afternoon at the Royal Gorge Bridge and park.

close up of green riesling grapes Raft Masters Tours Colorado

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 Raft Masters Colorado

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.

mom and daughter enjoying train ride and lunch Raft Masters Colorado tour

Lunch
Lunch is not included. However, an all-you-can eat buffet style lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, fresh fruits and vegetables, chips, and drinks is available for purchase at our very own Eddie Out Café. Please call our office at (719) 275-6645 to add lunch to your trip.