Beginner Half Day Rafting in Colorado
For groups with children or individuals who are looking for a great introduction to white water rafting, the Bighorn Sheep Canyon half day rafting trip is a perfect option. This lovely 6-mile, class II-III section of whitewater offers about a dozen rapids that will both excite and exhilarate. You’ll hit fan favorites, like Spikebuck, Sharks Tooth, and Spinner Rapid, that will put a smile on everyone’s face! On all Bighorn Sheep Canyon white water rafting trips, your group has the option of paddling or simply riding along, depending on your desired physical activity level or group composition. You may even have an opportunity to see some of the canyon’s namesake – Bighorn Sheep – on this section! We recommend that children are at least 6 years of age to participate in this section.
For those with very small children (as young as 3 years old) or for those looking for a relaxing half day rafting float trip, our Family Float is a gentle ride down 5 miles of the Arkansas River in the upper Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Your guide will navigate a number of easy rapids as you and your friends and family enjoy the view of red rock cliffs and Rocky Mountain wildlife. Depending on water levels (which vary throughout the season), you may even have an opportunity to stop along the side of the river to splash, play, and enjoy a refreshing swim in the river!
Advanced Royal Gorge Half Day Rafting Trips
For the most adventure and adrenaline possible, there is no better half day rafting trip than the Royal Gorge. It is not only an absolutely incredible geological sight, the Royal Gorge is also home world-class white water. You’ll be paddling between two 1,000-foot cliffs through class III and IV rapids such as Wall Slammer, Boat Eater, and Sunshine Falls. You’ll even get to float right under the famous Royal Gorge Bridge. This section varies a great deal during the season as water levels fluctuate due to spring runoff. To determine what time of year would be best for you, check out more information on the best time to raft in Colorado. Adventure seekers will want to book their trips in early to mid-June for the biggest white water rafting possible.
We also offer half day rafting trips through Browns Canyon or the Numbers, for those who are looking for something closer to Buena Vista, Salida or Breckenridge. These sections run through beautiful and scenic areas of the Rocky Mountains and will give you a good taste of the beauty that southern Colorado has to offer.