Rapid and Rope Package – Cottonwood Family Float

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Arkansas River

Full Day

Beginner Class II-III

In partnership with Captain Zipline Adventure Tours, we are offering a combination of a 1/4 day Cottonwood Family Float whitewater rafting trip with a fun-filled aerial course. Our 1/4 day is a 5 mile trip with easy Class II-III rapids. This is the perfect introductory trip for families with little kids or timid beginners. When you return, we’ll serve you a hearty BBQ steak, chicken, or vegetarian lunch at our private riverside picnic area. Watch for Bighorn sheep who are frequently on our Cotopaxi cliffs. You’ll have plenty of time to see the slide show of your rafting trip and eat a leisurely lunch before you head to Captain Zipline which is 25 minutes from the rafting office off of Hwy US 50. Captain Zipline’s Canyon Aerial Course is built on 60-foot telephone poles to which wooden platforms at varying heights have been attached, and these in turn are connected to all kinds of elements. This linked combination of challenge elements is tucked in the belly of the Lost Canyon and sits underneath some of the Park’s zipline cables. There are 9 different courses within the complex, all coded similar to difficulty levels used by ski resorts.
Minimum age is 8 years, minimum weight is 70 lbs., maximum weight is 250 lbs. For the Aerial Course, full-body harnesses are used; these harnesses, unlike the 'gym harnesses' used on the Zipline Tour, can accommodate a wider range of body shapes. Participant must be able to reach 60 inches while standing flat-footed. Reasonable health and fitness is required.

Minimum Age

Minimum age is 8 years, minimum weight is 70 lbs.

Meeting Location

Cotopaxi Office

Arrival Time

8:45 AM

Launch Time

9:30 AM

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Trip Reviews

Bridge and Bighorn!

★★★★★
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Whitewater rafting and the bridge park were the highlight of our family vacation. I would recommend this trip to all families visiting the area. It's the best value for your money.

ATV Tour Bachelor Party

★★★★★
5 5 1
Last week, our group of guys from Denver rafted the royal gorge and went on the atv tour for a bachelor party. It was exactly what we were looking for!

The Cottonwood Family Float and Ziplining Tour was so much fun!

★★★★★
5 5 1
Our kids really enjoyed the family float and zipline tours. We felt safe with your fun and professional staff!