Family White Water Rafting

Family Rafting Trips

Echo Canyon River Expeditions is devoted to providing exceptional family white water rafting trips – we’ve been doing just that since 1978. We began all those years ago offering one trip for families with young children – Bighorn Sheep Canyon – and one trip for families with kids age 14 years and up – the Royal Gorge. We’ve expanded a lot since then, but these two core trips are still the most popular family rafting trips we offer, and for good reason! The two trips appeal to such a wide range of guests and offer perfect family rafting trips Colorado style. That is, incredible Colorado scenery and classic white water thrills – all just one hour from Colorado Springs. Read more to learn about our fast growing Family Float Trip and much more, or scroll down and check out all of our family rafting trip options.

Signature Trip Big Horn Sheep Canyon Rafting

Big Horn Sheep Canyon

Family, Calm & Cooling

A family-sized taste of white water adventure, paired with the perfect amount of calm Royal Gorge scenery. Colorado white water rafting – no experience necessary!

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Signature Trip Family Float

Gentle Family Float

Nice & Easy

Our Family Float Trip is a gentle, five-mile long float down the Arkansas River, with a few class II and easy, mild class III white water amidst the beautiful scenery of the upper Bighorn Sheep Canyon.

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Browns Canyon Rafting

Browns Canyon

Family Adventure

Echo Canyon River Expedition’s Browns Canyon trip is widely considered one of the best Colorado rafting trips in the United States. Running parallel to a wilderness study and offering unmatchable scenic views of the Rocky Mountain countryside, this trip is one of the best family float trips available on the Arkansas River.

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Signature Trip Royal Gorge Rafting

Royal Gorge Rafting

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.

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Overnight Experience

Overnight Experience

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.

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clear creek rafting

Clear Creek – Beginner

Nice & Easy

The Gold Rush section of Clear Creek rafting with Echo Canyon River Expeditions is the perfect blend of natural beauty, excitement, and fun. Whether you are with friends, co-workers, or family, this is a wonderful way to take in the spectacular natural wonders of Colorado while having the time of your life.

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Families with very young children, as young as 3 years of age, can now opt for the Family Float Trip. Our fastest growing family trip, Family Float is a short gentle float that finds us rafting the most picturesque section of Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Red rock cliffs tower over us in sections and lots of flat water between rapids means the kiddos are free to hop out now and again to cool off and experience the thrill of floating next to the raft! A light snack is included on this family white water rafting option – always popular with the young ones – and parents are encouraged to sit back relax and let their guide entertain the kids for a while. Now that’s what we call a vacation!

Family Rafting Packages

From those two core trips we’ve crafted a number of new trips and exciting family white water rafting packages designed to increase the level of fun and decrease the amount of time you spend planning the whole adventure! After all, you want to enjoy your vacation, not always be planning your next activity and destination.

Family White Water Rafting Trips in Colorado

Family white water rafting trips are available in a variety of locations throughout Colorado. Aside from our Echo Canyon rafting location near Colorado Springs and Cañon City, you can opt for a beginner-style trip near Buena Vista, on the breath-taking Browns Canyon section of the Arkansas River. We think you’ll agree this family rafting trip is one very special experience. Soon after beginning your trip you’ll see why the land around you was designated a National Monument. That’s right, a large tract of land next to Browns Canyon was named a National Monument in February of 2015. And don’t worry, there’s plenty of white water to keep you smiling the length of the canyon – lead by your experienced guide you’ll take on Pinball, Zoom Flume, Big Drop and more!

If you are confining your vacation to the Denver area, then consider family rafting trips on Clear Creek near Idaho Springs. Clear Creek is just 45 minutes from downtown Denver, and boasts a beginner family run on the Gold Rush section, or families with teens and older will appreciate the class IV rapids of Upper Clear Creek.
Check out all of Echo Canyon’s options for family white water rafting in Colorado, or call us today to speak with an expert trip planner and we’ll get your adventure all set up! 800-755-3246

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