Beginner Rafting – Bighorn Sheep Canyon

Give your family a taste of white water adventure, paired with the perfect amount of calm Colorado scenery. Bighorn Sheep Canyon is gentle in just the right places to catch sight of a few Colorado Bighorn Sheep, and offers exhilarating class II & III whitewater sections – just enough to keep younger river rafters’ attention.

Bighorn Sheep Canyon boasts some beautiful Colorado river countryside and local wildlife. Hawks, Bighorn Sheep – and a few eagles now and then – may join you in your family adventure. Whether it is your 10th time or your first time white water rafting has never been as beautiful.

Who should consider bighorn sheep canyon?

Bighorn Sheep Canyon is ideal for beginner white water rafting guests who are looking for a taste of whitewater but not the high-adrenaline rapids. Large groups with varying ability levels will also enjoy this beginner rafting option. We recommend that all passengers on the Bighorn Sheep Canyon trip are at least 6 years of age for most water levels. Guests with certain medical conditions are encouraged to stick to class III sections of river – Bighorn beginner rafting is ideal for just that reason. And don’t forget to mention your medical conditions when making your reservation for the first time!

More details for first time rafting guests

Before you all start this beginner white water rafting adventure, our certified guide will walk you through all the rafting training you’ll need to handle the river. And you can rest assured our guides receive the most intensive training of any outfitter in Colorado. Our guides are passionate about their jobs, and they’ll work with you to make sure your first time rafting is one adventure you’ll never forget.

The full day family beginner rafting trip includes a riverside steak lunch, more miles on the river – and more rapids – and leaves at 9:30 am (be sure to check in 45 minutes prior). If you’re interested in the half day rafting trip, be sure to look at some other trips you can combine – like the popular Raft-n-Rail or Raft & Zip trips. You can always to choose to add a Royal Gorge Bridge ticket to your reservation as well.

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