Bighorn Sheep Canyon – Arkansas River White Water Rafting


  • MINIMUM AGE: 8 years old.
  • COST: $ 100 Adult, $ 90 Youth (Under 12 yrs)
  • CHECK IN TIME: 8:15 am
  • LAUNCH TIME: 9 am Daily
  • MEETING LOCATION: Cotopaxi office

Rafting ColoradoThis trip launches beneath the dramatic Cotopaxi cliffs at our convenient riverside base. We begin the trip in easy water to give us time to form a competent paddle crew (or passengers in an oar boat.) Floating past spectacular geological formations and views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range we run exciting Class II-III rapids like Texas Creek, Maytag, and Devil’s Hole. After a delicious buffet lunch we plunge into more demanding and technical rapids: Prelude, 3 Rocks Falls, Spikebuck and Shark’s Tooth to name a few. This trip is suitable for first timers or experienced rafters. Sightings of bighorn sheep are very common in this section. The full day trip is the best value and most rewarding river experience with a trip time of 5 to 6 hours. Don’t miss out on the best rafting Colorado has to offer!


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  • MINIMUM AGE: 8 years old.
  • COSTS: $59 Adult, $49 *Youth (Under 12 yrs)
  • CHECK IN TIMES: 8:45 am and 12:45 pm
  • LAUNCH TIMES: 9:30 am and 1:30 pm daily
  • MEETING LOCATION: Canon City or Cotopaxi offices – Your choice!

We launch our 1/2 day trip in the morning and in the afternoon for rafters on a tight schedule wanting a shorter river experience. This trip is 10 miles of the best whitewater in Bighorn Sheep Canyon starting with Prelude and 3 Rocks Falls within the first mile. Bighorn Sheep Canyon rafting is the he perfect trip for families or individuals looking to experience whitewater rafting in Colorado for the first time. 2 to 3 hours on the water.

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bighorn canyon rafting in coloradoCOTTONWOOD FAMILY FLOAT

  • MINIMUM AGE: 5 years old
  • CLASS: II-III rapids
  • COSTS: $ 39 Adults, $29 Youth (5-12 yrs)
  • CHECK IN TIMES: 9:15 am and 1:15 pm daily
  • LAUNCH TIMES: 10 am and 2 pm daily
  • MEETING LOCATION: Cotopaxi office

This is by far the best Family Float trip on the Arkansas River! This convenient trip offers the best whitewater for little kids with spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery. Our 1/4 day is a 5 mile trip with easy Class II-III rapids. This is the perfect introductory trip for families with little kids or timid beginners. You will float from Coaldale to our riverside base in Cotopaxi while enjoying scenic views of the Sangre de Cristo Range. This itinerary is the best trip for rafting in Colorado on the Arkansas River for families with young kids. We are the only outfitter offering this trip since we conveniently finish this trip right at our riverside base!

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“We recently took our family vacation in Colorado and I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for the wonderful experience that our family had while rafting with your company. Our guide was Allison and she did a wonderful job and was especially nice to my 13 year old daughter who was really impressed by her”. D. Roth family, Milford NE

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