Half Day – Royal Gorge Rafting

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Arkansas River

Half-Day

Advanced Class IV-V

Our Royal Gorge white water rafting trips are the ultimate half-day 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. Royal Gorge rafting 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, looking for high adventure and able to swim.

Minimum Age

15+/-, Dependent on Water Flow, Call for Info

Meeting Location

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

Arrival Time

8:45AM and 11:45AM

Launch Time

9:00AM and 12:30PM

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Trip Reviews

I felt safe the entire trip.

royal gorge half day
★★★★★
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!

royal gorge half day
★★★★★
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!

royal gorge half day
★★★★★
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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