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Why Choose the Full Day Royal Gorge?

If you’re looking for a full day of whitewater adventure, this trip is for you! You also have the opportunity to “warm up” on some milder rapids before taking on the adventures of the Royal Gorge during the second half of your trip.

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 rapids like Five Points, Spike Buck, and Cowgirl Up. After lunch, you’ll hit the big stuff under the famous Royal Gorge Bridge where you will experience a short float as you brush up on your paddle strokes. Then the river narrows to only 25 feet wide and disappears into the 1100-foot gorge.

You and your crew will navigate this adventurous trip famous for its steep drops, huge waves, and unforgettable rapids like Sunshine Falls, Sledge Hammer, and Boat Eater. Upon exiting the canyon, the water calms and you’ll find yourself arriving in Canon City and heading back on a very short bus ride 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). 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 14 and up, however this can vary due to water levels. 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

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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.

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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.