Half Day – Private Rafting On The Arkansas River

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Arkansas River

Half-Day

Beginner / Intermediate

This tour will be a private trip for just your group with a professional guide for the day. The section of river will be based on your needs and will offer spectacular scenery, wildlife viewings and great class I to III whitewater. On this tour you will also have your own private transportation back to our base. Another bonus about this tour is that we run sections of river that most other rafters don't, leaving it all to us! This trip is suitable for first timers or experienced rafters with great views and lots of adventure. The minimum age can be as young as 4 with kids weighing at least 35 lbs. Sightings of bighorn sheep are very common in this section. If you are wanting to get into the outdoors and have a completely private experience with just your friends or family, this it the trip. The trip time is about 2 to 2.5 hours on the water and only requires transportation one way as this trip will either depart or end at our private beach in Cotopaxi. Don't miss out on the best rafting Colorado has to offer!

Minimum Age

Can be as young as 4 with a minimum weight of 35 lbs, depending on section of river desired

Meeting Location

Arkansas River Tours
49311 W U.S. 50 Unit B,
Cañon City, CO 81212

Arrival Time

7:45 AM & 12:15 PM

Launch Time

8:00 AM & 12:30 PM

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Trip Reviews

I felt safe the entire trip.

★★★★★
The Gorge was beautiful and while the trip definitely got our adrenaline pumping, I felt safe the entire trip. I would suggest anyone in SOCO to visit ART!
- Lindy Graves

Everything you want in a rafting trip!

★★★★★
I've now done the half day trip down the Royal Gorge twice with Arkansas River Tours. The first time was the summer of 2018 at a really low flow, and the second was this summer at 2,500cfs. Both trips were fun, but the high water yesterday was everything you want in a rafting trip. If you can get out there this summer, sooner than later, I would say make it a priority. I paddle some whitewater on my own, but this is a river where you really want an experienced guide to navigate the rapids and keep you safe. Our guided navigated us perfectly onto every wave train, and through the sweet spot of each rapid while somehow keeping everyone in the raft and dodging the rocks. All in all, an absolutely fantastic time. I'm sure I'll be back paddling this river for a third time with ART in the future.
- Christopher Moses

Choose this company for sure!

★★★★★
Ron Jon and Mike were awesome! The best rafting experience. Great company, felt very homey and comfortable. Choose this company for sure!
- Shelby Westenberger

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