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Departures at Cotopaxi location

River & Rail

4+ years old for Cottonwood & 7+ for Bighorn

Starting at $158 per person

Arrival Time: 8:45am & 9:15am
Duration: 7-8 Hours, based on water levels

Trip Details

This package is a full day of family-friendly fun! In partnership with the historic Royal Gorge Railroad, we are offering a combo trip of a scenic train ride through the Royal Gorge, along with a half-day or quarter-day river trip. Families with young children or seniors will love the scenic float down the Cottonwood Canyon. If you're looking for more thrill, the Bighorn Sheep Canyon is our most popular trip and perfect for you and your group!

On both trips, you'll enjoy a hearty riverside lunch and wildlife sightings. The train ride follows the Arkansas River as it carves through a 1,000-foot deep gorge and usually lasts 2-2.5 hours. The train ride will end back where it started, dropping you back off at your car.

We require children to be 4+ years old for Cottonwood Canyon rafting (gentle rapids) and 7+ for rafting the Bighorn Sheep Canyon (Class II-III rapids).

Location: Arkansas River with departure at Cotopaxi location

Requirements: 4+ years old for Cottonwood & 7+ for Bighorn

Trip Length:

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Adventure Level: Fun and No Experience Necessary

Trip Details

This package is a full day of family-friendly fun! In partnership with the historic Royal Gorge Railroad, we are offering a combo trip of a scenic train ride through the Royal Gorge, along with a half-day or quarter-day river trip. Families with young children or seniors will love the scenic float down the Cottonwood Canyon. If you're looking for more thrill, the Bighorn Sheep Canyon is our most popular trip and perfect for you and your group!

On both trips, you'll enjoy a hearty riverside lunch and wildlife sightings. The train ride follows the Arkansas River as it carves through a 1,000-foot deep gorge and usually lasts 2-2.5 hours. The train ride will end back where it started, dropping you back off at your car.

We require children to be 4+ years old for Cottonwood Canyon rafting (gentle rapids) and 7+ for rafting the Bighorn Sheep Canyon (Class II-III rapids).

Location: Arkansas River with departure at Cotopaxi location

Requirements: 4+ years old for Cottonwood & 7+ for Bighorn

Trip Length:

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Adventure Level: Fun and No Experience Necessary

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Departures at Cotopaxi location

Half-Day

Our all-time favorite trip

Starting at $79 per person

Arrival Times: 1:30pm

Duration: 5-6 Hours, based on water levels

Full-Day

Our all-time favorite trip

Starting at $109 per person

Arrival Times: 9:00am

Duration: 5-6 Hours, based on water levels

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Departures at Cotopaxi location

River & Rail

4+ years old for Cottonwood & 7+ for Bighorn

Starting at $158 per person

Arrival Time: 8:45am & 9:15am
Duration: 7-8 Hours, based on water levels
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What to Expect

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Take in the river from the water and land

Spend the morning floating the river on a raft and then in the afternoon get a different perspective of the area from the Royal Gorge Railroad.

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Gourmet Lunch

After your morning on the river, your guide will prepare a fresh meal for you severed with locally sourced steak, fruits, vegetables and other delicious items right on the river!

Scenic mountains and river on a royal gorge railroad rafting package trip

Top Notch Guides

You will be accompanied by a professional river guide that will entertain, educate and safely guide your crew down the river.

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