The 8th Annual Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival (RGWF) features kayak, stand up paddle board, raft, and river board competitions along with other events to promote the outdoors and an active lifestyle. The Arkansas River roars through the Royal Gorge and immediately enters Cañon City. The Whitewater Park is in the western portion of Cañon City, just a little over a mile from the end of the Royal Gorge. The RGWF celebrates the Arkansas River and highlights the many recreational opportunities it presents. Not only will you enjoy the festival event but there is plenty of food, beer, vendors, and entertainment for the entire family.
Head to Salida, Colorado – about 1 hour west of Echo Canyon and Cañon City – and get involved in the multitude of activities going on over the 4 days of the festival. Just some of the activities include community raft races, competitive bike and trail races, food and drink vendors, rides, retail vendors, and a whole lot of river fun!