Echo Canyon is the largest commercial white water river rafting outfitter in the state of Colorado. We are still, however, a family owned and operated business offering the finest customer service in the industry. Whether you are a small group or a large organization looking for a group activity, we are proud to offer the most convenient, helpful, and exciting Arkansas River white water rafting trips. We’re experienced in all kinds of groups and can confidently assist you in planning your Colorado white water rafting trip based on your group’s experience level and expectations. We look forward to hosting you, your family, and your friends in the tradition of river excellence that has made Echo Canyon River Expeditions “the most trusted name in rafting” since 1978. Call us at (800) 755-3246 so we can discuss your whitewater rafting needs.
A History of Colorado White Water Rafting Excellence
Echo Canyon has stood at the top of 8 Mile Hill for over 30 years, and in that time we have evolved to become one of the finest rafting companies on the Arkansas River, while remaining true to our original intent: to share the beauty and excitement of the Arkansas River with visitors from all over the world. Our core values focus on safety first, and we take every possible measure to make sure that you and your family and friends feel safe and comfortable while rafting with us. To this end, we assure that:
- Our guides are certified by the State of Colorado well beyond minimum requirements.
- Our equipment is state-of-the-art and well-maintained.
- All of our guides receive medical training applicable to river scenarios.
- Guests are advised on the most appropriate trip for their experience and ability levels.
We also strive to offer our guests some of the most exciting package trips available. Whether you’re looking to spend a few nights camping alongside the river, riding a mountain bike down Pikes Peak, or treating yourself to a luxurious dining experience on the historic Royal Gorge Route Train after your whitewater adventure, we work hard to make sure that planning your vacation is as easy as possible. One phone call or visit to our website can help you fill one, two, three days or more with plenty of exciting activities suitable for all ages. Colorado offers a plethora of adventure opportunities, and we want you to enjoy as many of them as possible!
Our family-owned business is a labor of love. Owner Andy Neinas has been in the rafting industry since 1987. He also takes an active role in furthering tourism, recreation opportunities, and sustainable river usage in southern Colorado, and has held the following positions:
- Chairman, Colorado River Outfitters Association
- Vice President, Arkansas River Outfitters Association
- Board Member, Fremont County Tourism Committee
- Charter Member, A.H.R.A. Rationing Agreement and Advisory Committee
- Board Chair, Colorado Springs Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
- Board Member, Pikes Peak Country Attractions
In addition, Andy has worked in a variety of fields, all affiliated with the commercial river industry, including wholesale, manufacturing and design of kayak and rafting equipment as the Sales Manager of Stohlquist WaterWare – one of the nation’s leading whitewater apparel manufacturers. This experience has given Andy inside knowledge that helps him to craft the best possible experience for all rafters – new and experienced! Allow Echo Canyon River Expeditions to host your Colorado white water rafting adventure, and we’ll share the experience of a lifetime with you and your family.