Colorado boasts some of the most exciting whitewater and breathtaking scenery in the country. Family rafting in Colorado offers an ideal combination of thrill, relaxation, and connection to nature.
At Echo Canyon River Expeditions, we’ve been taking families for the ride of their lives since 1978. Whether your family is made up of young kids or teenagers, we have you covered. We offer white water rafting for kids of all ages and experience levels.
With half-day, full-day, multi-day, and package options, we have a family rafting trip built just for you. Take a relaxing float down the river on our Scenic Float trip, or if your kids are a bit older and looking for more excitement, give our Big Horn Sheep Canyon Trip a try.
The premier family rafting trip in Colorado. The most popular experience we offer – for the little adventurer or the kid-at-heart.
There’s so many family-friendly activities in the area. Check out a few of our favorites and build a full-day of adventure.
Make the most of your trip by following a few simple guidelines:
We recommend reading up on all our trips to get a good sense of the best fit for your family. Big Horn Sheep Canyon is by far our most popular family trip with the Scenic Float coming in a close second for a tamer adventure. The Royal Gorge is designed for families with older teenagers looking for a wet-and-wild adventure.
There is no “best time”, however we would suggest planning based on seasonal weather and flows. Our regular season runs from mid-April through mid-September. The Arkansas River typically reaches its peak sometime between mid-May and early July producing some of the best whitewater in Colorado. May and June tend to have cooler air temperatures and a chance for late afternoon showers. July through early September are the warm and sunny months with somewhat lower water levels.
Of course! We have grab-and-go snacks, drinks, as well as a full restaurant, 8-mile Bar and Grille on site with options for the whole family.
No! Every person on the trip will be issued a U.S. Coast Guard approved Type V Personal Flotation Device, better known as a PFD. They’re designed to float your head above the surface of the water even if you do not know how to swim.
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Yes. We offer clean, family friendly changing rooms for before and/or after your rafting adventure.