Raft and Bridge Package – Cottonwood Family Float

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Arkansas River

Full Day

Gentle Whitewater

We have partnered with historic Royal Gorge Bridge and Park to provide you with a fun-packed Colorado rafting package! We are offering a combination of entrance to the park with a 1/4 Day Cottonwood Family Float whitewater rafting trip! The days starts out with a 5 mile trip of Class II-III rapids through the Cottonwood Canyon just upstream from our Cotopaxi base. This is the perfect introductory trip for families with little kids or timid beginners. This section of river is very scenic with views of the Sangre de Cristo range, and you will encounter just a few rapids to add a little excitement to this relaxing trip. After your raft trip you will head over to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park located at 4218 Co Rd. 3A, Canon City, CO. The bridge crosses a 1,000-foot deep gorge and provides amazing views of the scenery. 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! Either way, you'll enjoy our lovely location from both the river and above!"

Minimum Age

5 Years and Older

Meeting Location

Cotopaxi Office

Arrival Time

9:15 AM

Time On Water

5 or 6 Hours Based On Flows

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Trip Reviews

We were safe and had a blast!

★★★★★
We did the 2-day overnight trip with Mike as our guide. He was amazing. Very skilled and patient with us as first timers. Small outfitter with attention to detail. Water was high and Mike did a great job guiding us through some great whitewater.
- Nate Simpson

Our guide was amazing and gave us just enough splashing!

★★★★★
We had 3 kiddos 10, 8 and 5 with us so we needed a somewhat mellow ride. Our guide was amazing and gave us just enough splashing! Never concerned about our safety and had a very fun time.
- Jackson Foreman

The trip was a huge success!

★★★★★
Everyone had a great time! Not a single person came close to falling out of our boat and not a single paddle lost! All thanks to our guide! Our Kids ages were 10 & 13, and are athletic - the intermediate trip was perfect for them. Just enough challenge and fun for everybody! The trip was a huge success and one to remember!
- James Tellez

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