Medium/Intermediate Trips

FULL DAY – BIGHORN SHEEP CANYON WHITEWATER RAFTING

  • MINIMUM AGE: 8 years old.
  • CLASS: III-IV
  • COST: $ 104.63 Adult, $ 94.44 Youth (Under 12 yrs)
  • CHECK IN TIME: 8:15 am
  • LAUNCH TIME: 9 am Daily
  • MEETING LOCATION: Cotopaxi office

This 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 (Class III-IV): Prelude, 3 Rocks Falls, Spikebuck and Shark’s Tooth to name a few. This trip is suitable for first timers or experienced rafters with great views and lots of adventure. 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!

  • Minimum Age is 8 years old
  • Meeting Location: Cotopaxi Office (19487 US Highway 50, Cotopaxi 81223)
  • Arrive at 8:15
  • Launch Time is 9am
  • Lunch included in ticket price

 

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1/2 Day – Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting

  • MINIMUM AGE: 8 years old.
  • CLASS: III-IV
  • COSTS: $62.04 Adult, $55.56 *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 the perfect classic trip for families, groups or individuals looking to experience whitewater rafting in Colorado for the first time or tenth time. Great views and adventure! 2 to 3 hours on the water. This is the only trip that can start out of either of our locations.

  • Minimum Age is 8 years old
  • Meeting Location: Cotopaxi Office (19487 US Highway 50, Cotopaxi 81223) or Canon City Office (49331 US Highway 50, Canon City 81212)

 

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Brown’s Canyon – Full Day Trip

  • MINIMUM AGE: 8 years old.
  • CLASS: III-IV
  • COST: $ 109.26 Adult, $ 99.07 Youth
  • CHECK-IN TIME: 8:15 am
  • LAUNCH TIME: 9 am
  • MEETING LOCATION: Cotopaxi office

 

This exciting full day trip near Buena Vista and Salida combines splendid whitewater rafting with spectacular views of the Sawatch Range containing some of Colorado’s highest peaks. We raft through fun Class III rapids such as Pinball, Zoom Flume, the Staircase and the infamous Seidel’s Suckhole. This scenic canyon parallels the Brown’s Canyon Wilderness Study Area. We offer this popular whitewater rafting trip as a full day for groups of 6 or more and also as the first day of a multi-day Arkansas River overnight trip. Trip lasts about 5-6 hours on the water. Lunch is served during the trip riverside. Come raft the newly declared National Monument with great views and excitement! Great trip for families, groups and adventure seekers of all levels.

  • Minimum Age is 8 years old
  • Meeting Location: Cotopaxi Office (19487 US Highway 50, Cotopaxi 81223)
  • Arrive at 8:15
  • Launch Time is 9am
  • Lunch included in ticket price

 

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Half Day Inflatable Kayak – Duckie Adventure

For Adventurous Paddlers | Starting at $70 | Class II-III

Rates

  • Person – $70

Duration

4 hours

About

Adventurous paddlers wanting to paddle your own duckie or inflatable kayak will challenge the Class II-III whitewater rapids of Bighorn Sheep Canyon. These trips are available for participants 13 years old and up who are in good physical shape and able to swim. All whitewater trips are led by our guide/instructors who are skilled in teaching river running skills. You may stop and scout rapids to learn about river hydrology and navigation through rapids. This is the ultimate river experience, just you, your boat and the river! Take your river experience to a whole new level. Minimum of 4 people.

  • Minimum Age is 13 years old
  • Meeting Location: Cotopaxi Office (19487 US Highway 50, Cotopaxi 81223)
  • Arrive at 8:45am and 12:45pm
  • Launch Time is 9:30am and 1:30pm

 

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Full Day Inflatable Kayak – Duckie Adventure

For Adventurous Paddlers | Starting at $140 | Class II-III

  • Person – $140

Duration

6 hours

About

Adventurous paddlers wanting to paddle your own duckie or inflatable kayak will challenge the Class II-III whitewater rapids of Bighorn Sheep Canyon. These trips are available for participants 13 years old and up who are in good physical shape and able to swim. All whitewater trips are led by our guide/instructors who are skilled in teaching river running skills. You may stop and scout rapids to learn about river hydrology and navigation through rapids. This is the ultimate river experience, just you, your boat and the river! Take your river experience to a whole new level. Minimum of 4 people.

  • Minimum Age is 13 years old
  • Meeting Location: Cotopaxi Office (19487 US Highway 50, Cotopaxi 81223)
  • Arrive at 8:15am
  • Launch Time is 9:00am

 

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1/2 DAY Rafting and Rail Package – Bighorn Sheep Canyon

For whole family! | Starting at $86!| Class III – IV

Rates

  • Adult – $116.67
  • Youth (12 & Under) -$105.56

Duration

4 hours

About

In partnership with the historic Royal Gorge Route Railroad, we are offering a combination of a scenic train ride through the Royal Gorge with a ½ day Bighorn Sheep Canyon whitewater rafting trip.

Fun for the whole family! Enjoy a 10 mile rafting trip through Bighorn Sheep Canyon with several exciting Class III+ rapids like 3 Rocks, Spikebuck and Shark’s Tooth in the morning. When you return, we’ll serve you a hearty BBQ steak or chicken lunch at our private riverside picnic area. Watch for Bighorn sheep who are frequently on our Cotopaxi cliffs. You’ll have plenty of time to see the slide show of your rafting trip and eat a leisurely lunch before you head to the train depot in Canon City for the 3:30 departure of the Royal Gorge Route train for a spectacular 24 mile round trip train ride through the world famous Royal Gorge. This train ride follows the Arkansas River as it carves through a 1000 foot deep gorge.

  • Minimum Age is 8 years old
  • Meeting Location: Cotopaxi Office (19487 US Highway 50, Cotopaxi 81223)
  • Arrive at 8:45
  • After your rafting experience, the panoramic train will leave at 3:30pm from the Canon City train depot

 

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