Colorado White Water Rafting: So much more than a raft trip

It’s a portal back to being a kid again. It’s unplugging from everything and reconnecting to what truly matters. So whatever this Colorado white water rafting trip means for you — we’ll guide you along every step of the way. True adventure awaits on the Arkansas River.

So what are you waiting for?

Our most popular rafting trips:

Bighorn Sheep Canyon

Perfect for big kids and kids at heart.

Royal Gorge

For those thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies.

Family Float

Just right for young families and chill chasers.

Experience the Arkansas River the Echo Way™

From extreme white water rafting to calm family floats, we’re known around the river for crafting one-of-a-kind rafting adventures. We’ve been rafting the Arkansas River since 1978, so we know every bend and rapid like the back of our paddles. Whether you grew up on white water rafting or you’ve never squeezed into a wet suit in your life, our guides will craft the Colorado rafting adventure you’ve been dreaming of. 

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Mild or wild—we’ve got a trip to fit your adventure level and group experience for a Colorado rafting trip crafted just for you. 

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Bighorn Sheep Canyon Royal Gorge Family Float
Rapid Level Class III - IV Rapids Class III - V Rapids Class I - III Rapids
Type of Adventurer For big kids & kids at heart For thrill-seekers & adrenaline junkies For young families & chill chasers
Suggested Age 6+ years 14 - 18+ years 4+ years
Trip Type Half-day // Full-day Half-day // Full-day Half-day
Make it a package Raft-n-Rail // Raft + Zipline // Raft-n-Bridge Raft + Zipline Add Bridge Tickets // Add Dino Museum Tickets
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Choose your adventure

We'll take care of the rest

From complementary key valets to live-action GoPro footage, we’ve already thought of everything needed for your perfect Colorado rafting vacation. Simply suit-up and start paddling.

Wait 30 minutes after swimming

8 Mile Bar & Grill

Try a local favorite—like our Colorado buffalo burger—after a long day on the river. You earned it! 

Spend a night underneath the stars

Royal Gorge Cabins

There are only a few things better than ending your day on the river in front of a cozy fireplace. We can’t think of them, though.

Ready to ride the waves?

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Bighorn Sheep Canyon

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

  • Class III - IV Rapids
  • Half-day and Full-day available
  • Recommended for ages 6+
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Royal Gorge

World-class rapids and spectacular scenery make this the most popular trip for those seeking high adventure excitement! White water rafting you’ll never forget on a trip created just for you. Minimum age depends on water levels.

  • Class III - V Rapids
  • Half-day and Full-day available
  • Recommended for ages 14-18+

Family Float

The Family Float trip is a gentle five mile tour in upper Bighorn Sheep Canyon and includes easy class I through III rapids and views of towering red rock clis. Your adventure includes a light snack and is a favorite for families with young children.

  • Class I - III Rapids
  • Half-day available
  • Recommended for ages 4+