For the most thrilling white water rafting Colorado Springs has to offer, plan your next outing with Echo Canyon River Expeditions. We have amazing whitewater adventures for the whole family, our favorite being a trip down the world-famous Royal Gorge. It’s scenic. It’s exhilarating. It’s an adventure!
Wet, Wild Fun
Feel heart-pounding excitement in class III and IV rapids more than 1,000 feet below the Royal Gorge Bridge. Whitewater rafting you’ll never forget, in a trip crafted just for you.Trip Details
The Numbers section of the Arkansas River is widely considered to be the most extreme, adrenaline-pumping section of the river, so you’d better be ready for some true white water challenges!Trip Details
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Take things up a notch and paddle adventure-class whitewater with our Upper Clear Creek Intermediate Half Day or Full Day trips. You won't get much practice time before you drop into the first class IV rapid on this technical and steep run!Trip Details
Your 24 hour trip includes an afternoon half day raft trip on day one, a freshly prepared evening meal, camping at our private river-side landing, followed by a hot breakfast and another half day trip on day two. Your guide will be with you every paddle stroke and every step of the way on this Echo Canyon exclusive trip.Trip Details
What do you think of when you crave white water adventures? Think no further than Colorado and Echo Canyon River Expeditions to satisfy your thirst for adventure rafting. With 3 locations to choose from, and each with its own unique topography and caliber of whitewater, you’re sure to find from our choices of Colorado river adventures a trip that is perfectly suited to your zest for thrilling rapids and challenging river fun.
For the most thrilling white water adventures Colorado has to offer, plan your next outing with Echo Canyon River Expeditions. We have amazing Colorado river adventures for the whole family, our favorite being a trip down the world-famous Royal Gorge. It’s scenic. It’s exhilarating. It’s an adventure! And the Royal Gorge is just an hour from Colorado Springs, so it’s convenient for a lot of travelers.
The Royal Gorge section of the Arkansas River is a guest favorite for a number of reasons; challenging rapids no matter the water flow or time of year, incredible scenery in a 1,000 foot deep gorge, rafters get to float beneath the famous Royal Gorge Bridge, and close proximity to one of the most visited areas in Colorado. If that’s not enough, the Royal Gorge rafting trips checks in at Echo Canyon River Expeditions, home also to the 8 Mile Bar & Grill where you can enjoy one of a number of Colorado beers or sip on our signature margarita. Recount your white water adventures and take in the mountain views from our shaded patio. You can even make an evening out of it and camp with us at our Echo Canyon Campground and RV Park.
Are you closer to the Summit County, Breckenridge or Buena Vista area? A short drive will take you to a class IV to V section of the Arkansas River known as The Numbers. This short but sweet section of river is also widely requested among all Colorado river adventures. The Narrows finds you high in Colorado’s mountains lush with pine trees and 14,000 snow-capped peaks. And the whitewater? Well let’s just say this technical run is steep and requires a lot of paddling to maneuver through the large hydraulics and cold, crystal clear waters of the Upper Arkansas River.
If Denver is your destination and you’re looking to keep drive times to a minimum, then Upper Clear Creek near Idaho Springs, located just 45 minutes west of Denver, will provide ample white water adventures and high-intensity rapids to keep you soaked to bone and pumped for solid class IV rapids. Clear Creek is certainly a creek, and as such you won’t find much time from the trip starts until the steep run has you plunging from rapid to rapid with little break in between. Clear Creek doesn’t always run all summer, so be sure to schedule your adventure rafting itinerary early to ensure the best creek flows.
Regardless of your destination to the state, Colorado river adventures are nearby. If not sure what will be the closest trip option or if you’d like assistance in planning your white water adventures, give our planning experts a call at 800-755-3246.
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