Rafting Near Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs White Water Rafting

There aren’t many places you can be an hour from world-class rafting and have a ton of other attractions and activities to choose from. Colorado Springs is just such a city.

Home to exciting ziplining and the breathtaking Royal Gorge, Colorado Springs has something for everyone. With historical attractions like the Ghost Town Museum, you’ll get to see and feel the history of the West. And with thrilling attractions like rafting and horseback riding, you’ll make plenty of your own memories.

If you’re looking for white water rafting in Colorado Springs, you’ve come to the right place! Take your family down Bighorn Sheep Canyon, whose rapids are just exciting enough to keep youngsters’ attention. Or if you’re looking for more of a thrill, the Royal Gorge awaits. The Gorge’s class III through class V rapids will have you shrieking with joy as you plunge through rapids like Sledgehammer and Boat Eater.

Why should I raft in Colorado Springs?

Whether you’re looking for the adventure of a lifetime, or a relaxing float with the kiddos, it’s hard to beat a Colorado Springs white water rafting trip. The city’s just a short drive from the Royal Gorge, where you can raft down the Arkansas River beneath towering 1,000’ canyon walls and see amazing wildlife. Or you can try Bighorn Sheep Canyon—maybe you’ll even see one of the majestic sheep that give this canyon its name!

Fun Activities in Colorado Springs

As exciting as Colorado Springs rafting is, you don’t want to miss out on everything else this amazing city has to offer! Here’s what else you can do on your trip:

  • Horseback riding
  • Ziplining (ask about our packages!)
  • Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
  • Broadmoor Seven Falls
  • Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cog Railway
  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
  • Garden of the Gods Park (make sure to check out their old-fashioned trading post!)
  • Manitou cliff dwellings (over 700 years old)
  • Historic Cripple Creek
  • Historic Manitou Springs
  • Old Colorado City
  • Royal Gorge Bridge and Park (ask about our packages!)
  • Ghost Town Museum
  • Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

More Information

We know you want to get on the water early, so we offer luxury cabins mere feet from where you’re rafting trip will depart! If you want to get in a full day of white water rafting in Colorado Springs, staying in our cabins is perfect.

Our cabins feel like a 5-star resort, and you’ll look forward to the following:

  • Elegant kitchen
  • Spa-style bathroom
  • Multiple cable TVs
  • Free blazing-fast WiFi
  • Indoor/outdoor fireplace
  • BBQ grills
  • Full-service restaurant and bar right across the street

The real difference between our cabins and a 5-star hotel is that when you look outside in the morning, you won’t see a big city. Instead you’ll see thick wild grass, scrubby trees, rolling hills, and a red-and-gold Colorado sunrise.

Our cabins are 1-2 bedrooms, and sleep 4-6 guests each.

Of course, we understand that not everyone wants to stay in a cabin on the river. If you’d rather stay in Colorado Springs, we’re happy to make a hotel recommendation for you and your family.

After a full day of adventure, you’ll want to unwind with a delicious meal and maybe a tall cold one. Our 8-Mile Bar and Grill has you covered. We offer tasty burgers and microbrews, all served by a friendly staff who’s just as excited about rafting as you are!

Or, if you want to drive back to the city for dinner, the city offers some amazing eateries.

  • Caspian Café Mediterranean
  • Paravicini’s
  • Edelweiss Restaurant
  • Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
  • Mountain Shadows Restaurant
  • King’s Chef Diner
  • Marigold Café & Bakery
  • Garden of the Gods Market & Café

You can find a list of even more restaurants in the city here.

Your Perfect Colorado Springs White Water Rafting Experience

If you’re looking for white water rafting in Colorado Springs, then you’ve come to the right place. At Echo Canyon River Expeditions, we don’t just offer a day of rafting. We’ll partner with you to create a vacation experience that you and your family will still be smiling about next year.