2 Day – Arkansas River Whitewater Rafting Trip – Browns or Bighorn and Royal Gorge

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Arkansas River


Advanced Class IV-V

A 2 Day Colorado white water rafting adventure combines Brown’s Canyon rafting and Royal Gorge rafting with camping at our riverside location in Cotopaxi. Each section provides a unique Arkansas river experience of varying scenery and rapids. The easy accessibility we have to these canyons from our location allows us to customize our overnight Arkansas River rafting trips to your group’s needs. We have a spectacular setting at our camping area below the Cotopaxi Cliffs for the exclusive use of our guests. We commonly view bighorn sheep coming down to the water to drink. We provide scrumptious meals and do all the cooking while you enjoy fishing, horseshoes or relaxing around the fire with river tales. Camping equipment rentals are available. Enjoy lots of views, high adventure, quality time with your group, and much needed time in the outdoors.
Day 1 - Combine Colorado 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 and is now established as a National Monument. After your day of rafting you will have time to relax or play games around camp while you guides prepare your meal.
Day 2 – After another hearty meal you are off for the Royal Gorge! This trip is the ultimate full day rafting adventure in Colorado. Huge waves, steep technical drops, and almost continuous whitewater rapids in a narrow canyon await you with rapids like Sledgehammer, Wallslammer, the Narrows, Boateater and the infamous Sunshine Falls. The Royal Gorge may demand so much attention you don’t even notice the world famous Royal Gorge Bridge 1053′ above the river. This exhilarating trip is recommended for rafters or adventurers in good physical shape who are ready for aggressive paddling. If you are seeking lots of excitement, this trip is for you and your group.

Minimum Age

Dependent on water level. Call for info.

Meeting Location

Arkansas River Tours
Cotopaxi Office

19487 US Highway 50,
Cotopaxi 81223

Arrival Time

8:45 AM

Launch Time

9:30 AM

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Trip Reviews

2 Day Raft Trip Was Unforgettable!

5 5 1
I went on the 2 day Gunnison Gorge raft trip and had the most incredible time. I've been on a few multi-day trips, but this one takes the cake. The guides were very skilled, knowledgable, and friendly. The views were unforgettable and rapids thrilling. My favorite part was the waterfalls on the second day.

Arkansas River Tours made my first rafting experience so memorable!

5 5 1
This was my first ever river rafting trip and Arkansas River Tours made it so memorable. Thank you so much for making me feel at home on the river!

Can't Recommend This Rafting Trip Enough!

5 5 1
I've rafted on some rad rivers before, but this was by far my favorite! I did the Browns Canyon full day trip with a couple of buddies and it will be a trip I remember for life. Even though the rapids were pretty intense, our raft always felt in control. The guides are top notch! Great communication, great people, and a great time. I can't recommend Arkansas River Tours enough.

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