Raft and Bridge Package – Big Horn Sheep Canyon

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Arkansas River

Full Day

Beginner / Intermediate

In conjunction with the historic Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, we are offering a combination of Royal Gorge Bridge and Park entrance with a half day Bighorn Sheep Canyon rafting trip to give your family vacation an adrenaline boost! Fun for the whole family! Enjoy a 10 mile rafting trip through Bighorn Sheep Canyon with several exciting Class III+ rapids like 3 Rocks, Spikebuck, and Shark’s Tooth in the morning. When you return back to our Cotopaxi base, we’ll serve you a hearty BBQ steak, chicken or vegetarian lunch at our private riverside picnic area. Watch for Bighorn sheep that are frequently spotted on our Cotopaxi cliffs! After seeing the slide show of your rafting trip and eating a leisurely lunch, you'll drive to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park located at 4218 Co Rd. 3A, Canon City CO. The bridge offers extraordinary views of the local scenery, including the 1,000 foot deep Royal Gorge! The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is open from 8:00am-7:00pm daily so you can access the park any day at your convenience with your ticket. You will also have access to the gondola to take a ride across the Gorge, or you can walk it at your own pace! This Raft and Bridge package is sure to provide the excitement and adventure you crave!

Minimum Age

8 Years and Older

Meeting Location

Cotopaxi Office

Arrival Time

8:45 AM

Launch Time

9:30 AM

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Trip Reviews

They helped my family of 6 find the best trip...

★★★★★
The staff at ART was great. They helped my family of 6 find the best trip... and they didn't disappoint. Our guide Calvin made the trip fun for our kids by giving paddle high fives after completing a rapid, letting the boys ride cowboy style on the front of the boat, and making sure we were safe. We'll be back for sure!
- Jon Reaves

My husband and I went with our 10 and 8 year old's and had a great time!

★★★★★
My husband and I went with our 10 and 8 year old's and had a great time! Our guide, Kyle, was amazing and the rapids were very splashy but not too scary. We jumped out and swam at the end.
- Daniel Freund

It was definitely a check on our bucket list

★★★★★
We had an amazing rafting experience with Arkansas River Tours. From greeting staff at the door to the entire experience it was well worth it! We are a family of four with a 10 year & 13 year old. First time whitewater rafting and it was just the right adventure level. AMAZING Mountain Views’! We were in compete amazement and our tour guide Ron John made it a great experience! Truly the entire crew was fabulous. It was definitely a check on our bucket list and look forward to doing it again in the future! A big thanks to the entire staff!!
- Daniel Olvias

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