The hardest part of a Colorado vacation is choosing what to do. River rafting is a natural choice, but, you don’t want to miss any of the other exciting experiences like horseback riding or seeing the sights as you cruise by on a train. At Raft Masters, we offer multisport packages that make it easy to coordinate all the things you want for a trip you will remember for a lifetime. Five great options:
Boat and Bridge Package
Beginning in 2015 we are again able to offer our most popular vacation package. The summer of 2013 saw wild-fire roar through the Royal Gorge Park and although 48 of 52 structures at the park were destroyed by the fire the bridge was undamaged. Following one year of reconstruction the Royal Gorge Park reopened Labor Day weekend of 2014 with amazing new facilities including a stunning new north rim visitor’s center and dining facilities. This package combines a morning of rafting, with lunch included, and a leisurely visit to the park. Choose a family friendly trip on Bighorn Sheep Canyon or take an exhilarating ride through the Royal Gorge and get the once-in-a-lifetime view of the sheer 1200’ walls of the gorge and the bottom of the bridge!
Non-Stop Adrenaline Four Wheeling and Whitewater Rafting Package
Start your morning winding up the scenic south rim of the Royal Gorge, culminating in an exhilarating ride across the Royal Gorge Bridge, suspended nearly a thousand feet over the roaring Arkansas River’s famous rapids. Then you’ll four-wheel your way up Fremont Peak for more spectacular views of the Royal Gorge and surrounding area and finish off with a visit to the area’s dinosaur tracks. Then we take a break for a picnic lunch back at headquarters to refresh and prepare for a whitewater rafting adventure on the Arkansas River. Pick the introductory 9-mile trip through Bighorn Sheep Canyon or the challenges of our 12-mile run through the Royal Gorge.
All Aboard the Rail and Raft Train Package
Embark at the Royal Gorge Route’s train depot for a 24 mile journey along the raging waters of the Arkansas River. You can choose comfortable seats in coach that offer large windows to take in the view. Or, upgrade to the dome car; the glass roof offers unencumbered views of the canyon walls above and the river below. It is possible to sometimes observe wildlife that includes Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, majestic bald eagles, sprightly mule deer and great blue herons. In the afternoon, travel on the whitewater river itself on your pick of our rafting runs, with choices from a mild family float to the challenges of Class III or Class IV rapids.
Paddle and Saddle Package
See the Colorado high plains desert from the same vantage point of the first explorers on a 2-hour horseback ride. You’ll ride through the arroyos and junipers and take in views of stunning 14,000 foot mountain peaks. After a buffet lunch at our Eddy Out Cafe, you’ll continue your tour by raft on an Arkansas River trip. We offering varying levels of difficulty to fit any ability and age group.
Go High and Get Wet with Our Zip and Dip Trip Package
Experience rugged Colorado canyons from both extremes. Begin your day by selecting one of our white water rafting experiences. Choose from the fun class II and III white water rapids of Bighorn Sheep Canyon or the challenges of the class III through V rapids in the Royal Gorge Finish your day with a 40 mile per hour zip line experience. The tour offers 7 individual cables that range from 220 to 550 feet in length. You can start with the 80 foot bunny cable for practice. With safe and secure harnesses, anyone can enjoy this high velocity rush.
White Water to Wine Package
The day begins with a half or full day rafting adventure. We offer rafting packages for every skill level and ability. When it is time to cool down from your high-adrenaline experience, you head to the nearby award-winning Holy Cross Abbey Winery. There, you can enjoy a tasting experience guided by one of the Abbey’s skilled wine sommeliers. The best wines of Colorado will be accompanied by palate cleansing fruits and cheeses. This trip isn’t just for the grown-ups; children will be provided with fruit, cheese and juice while the parents enjoy adult libations.