guests enjoying Royal Gorge train ride on sunny day Raft Masters Tours Colorado

Why Choose the rail & raft PACKAGE?

If you are looking to experience the thrill of the Arkansas River from two different perspectives, this trip is for you. 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!

The Run Down

Enjoy a 24-mile round trip journey on the Historical Royal Gorge Route Railroad through the 1,100 foot deep Royal Gorge alongside the roaring Arkansas River. All Guests will have a 8:30 AM check in time at the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, located at 401 Water St in Canon City. After the train ride, lunch is provided at the Eddy Out Cafe at the Raft Masters office. After lunch, you will then gear up for either a mild or wild rafting trip. This package can be combined with any half day rafting trip.

The Details

This trip is available 7 days a week from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.

Rafting Options
Choose between the Family Float for ages 1 and up with class I – II rapids, the Bighorn Sheep Canyon for ages 5 and up (minimum of 50 pounds) with class II – III rapids, or the Royal Gorge for ages 13 and up with class III – V rapids.

Check In
Guests will check in at 9 AM for the Royal Gorge Route Railroad located at 401 Water St, in
Cañon City. Failure to arrive within 15 minutes of your check-in time will result in the cancellation of your trip.  After the train ride, guest will eat lunch and check in for rafting by 12:45 PM.

Lunch Accommodations
A BBQ lunch of hot dogs and/or hamburgers is included; fresh from Raft Masters’ Eddy Out Cafe between 11 AM and 12:30 PM.

Age Requirements
This package is available for ages 1 and up depending on the rafting trip selected. 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.

Coach vs. Dome
You can customize this Royal Gorge train ride to suit your budget. Choose the coach car with comfortable seats and regular windows to take in the views, or upgrade to a dome car and get access to an incredible glass roof that offers unobstructed views of the canyons and river. The Dome Car seating is an additional $35/guest.

coach seats on Royal Gorge train Raft Masters Tours Colorado

Coach Seating

family enjoying train ride at the Royal Gorge Raft Masters Colorado tour

Dome Car Views