River and Rail Package – Cottonwood Family Float
Experience the thrill!
Beginner Class II-III
In partnership with the historic Royal Gorge Route Railroad, we are offering a combination of a scenic train ride through the Royal Gorge with a ¼ Day Cottonwood Family Float whitewater rafting trip.
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 that 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 the train depot in Canon City for the 3:30 departure of the Royal Gorge Route train for a spectacular 24 mile round trip train ride through the world famous Royal Gorge. This train ride follows the Arkansas River as it carves through a 1000 foot deep gorge and usually lasts 2-2.5 hours. The train ride will end back where it started, dropping you back off at your car.