Whitewater Rafting in Colorado Springs

Gunnison River Trips ColoradoColorado Springs is an awesome vacation destination and an even better place to call home. Think about it. There’s Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, the U.S. Olympic Training Center, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Old Colorado City… And that’s just a few of the attractions that draw people to the area.

Another exciting adventure located near Colorado Springs is whitewater rafting. Colorado has some of the best whitewater in the world, and it’s just a short drive from Colorado Springs.

Head to Arkansas River Tours for an exciting rafting trip through the Royal Gorge or Bighorn Sheep Canyon. These conveniently located rafting trips make it easy for those visiting or living in Colorado Springs to experience whitewater rafting.

Our knowledgeable staff can plan the Colorado Springs rafting trip that suits the needs of every member in your party, while our wide-range of trip options ensures there’s an adventure that’s right for you.

We arrange everything. All you have to do is call.

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Suggested Trips:


Bighorn Canyon is ideal for first time rafters and the younger members of your party. 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. This is a full day trip.

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Royal Gorge

Our Royal Gorge whitewater rafting trip is the ultimate rafting adventure in Colorado. Huge waves, steep, technical drops, and almost continuous whitewater rapids in a narrow canyon await. With rapids like Sledgehammer, Wallslammer, the Narrows, Boateater, and the infamous Sunshine Falls, you’re ensured a thrilling ride. We offer half day or a full day Royal Gorge rafting trips.

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Browns Canyon in the Fall

Multi-Day Rafting Trips

Experience a two-day whitewater adventure that combines Bighorn Sheep Canyon, Browns Canyon, or the Royal Gorge with camping at our riverside location in Cotopaxi. Each section provides a unique Arkansas River experience of varying scenery and rapids. We have a spectacular setting at our camping area below the Cotopaxi Cliffs for the exclusive use of our guests. View bighorn sheep, eat scrumptious meals prepared by our staff, and enjoy fishing, horseshoes, or relaxing around the fire.

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Arkansas River Whitewater Rafting Photo Gallery

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