Adventure Rafting Trips

Colorado is home to some of the most thrilling white water rafting adventures in the country. Whether you are looking for a quick trip to get your adrenaline pumping, or multi-day rafting adventures, there’s no better place than Colorado.

When it comes to adventure rafting along the Arkansas River, the Royal Gorge ranks at the top of the list. Imagine more than a dozen challenging rapids stacked one after the other as you travel deeper into the confines of a sheer-wall gorge. Here you’ll find some of the most extreme rapids, and some of the most awe-inspiring and idyllic stretches of river you will ever experience.

And why limit yourself to rafting adventures? At Echo Canyon River Expeditions we are committed to making your trip as exciting as you want it to be. Ziplining and mountain biking are two adventure sports that compliment white water rafting adventures perfectly. Just let us know when you reserve your rafting trip, and we can easily add a couple other activities to round out your experience.

Royal Gorge

Heart-pounding excitement in class III and IV rapids more than 1,000 feet below the Royal Gorge Bridge. You’ll tackle world class rapids like Sunshine Falls and Sledgehammer.

Adventure rafting is not just for the seasoned rafter

So maybe you’re a first-time rafter but you aren’t exactly the dip-your-toe-in sort of person. You’ll find yourself in good company here! First-time rafters in good physical condition and with confident swimming skills routinely opt for a Class IV rafting adventure.

If you’re bringing along friends or family who aren’t quite at your level of thrill-seeking, go for the a full-day Royal Gorge option. On this tour we ease into the adventure starting with Class III rapids in the morning, heading down river to the Class IV section after lunch. Our rafting adventures are not just about a thrilling day on the river for the seasoned rafter, but also finding the inner-adventurer in all of us!

Adrenaline fueling rapids for adventure seekers

The Rocky Mountains are a playground for those who love challenging outdoor sports and striking natural beauty. If you’ve ever rafted down Class IV rapids on the Arkansas river, you know how beautiful the river is. The Colorado blue sky is reflected in the rippling waters, your raft easily climbs the waves and back into the troughs as you glide past monolithic boulders, and before you know it you find yourself over a thousand feet below the rim of an immense river gorge. Colorado white water rafting adventures are second to none. Enjoy a rush you won’t soon forget and a view that will leave you speechless. With half-day options for a quick adrenaline fix or multi-day trips for a longer getaway, we have the ideal trip for any thrill-seeker.

A thrilling rafting adventure through the canyons

Have you ever experienced a fun adrenaline rush with someone close to you? If so, you know how powerful that experience can be. When you go on an adventure rafting trip, your brain releases feel-good chemicals that bond you with those around you.

Want to take your relationship to the next level? Take your loved one on one of our white water rafting adventures and experience thrills and teamwork as you paddle down the river together. Do you work with awesome people? Working together to battle rapids will bring your team closer than ever.  

Your safety is our priority

No matter your skill level, if you have paddled down a river before you know how important safety is. This is especially true for adventure rafting.

Above all, our guides prioritize your safety. Our team of guides are experienced rafters who have gone through the most extensive guide training in the state of Colorado and each guide is certified in First Aid and CPR. Before every rafting trip, they’ll take the time to cover an extensive safety orientation to prepare you for the rafting adventures ahead.

We know that being safe also requires the right equipment. Every piece of equipment we give you is hand-picked for safety, quality, and innovation. We continuously check our equipment to ensure that it is up to the highest standards, and we replace anything that isn’t.

water flows in the royal gorge

Are you ready for your next adventure rafting trip?

If you’re ready to test your abilities, contact us to schedule your dream rafting adventure. We craft every trip to fit your needs, so whether this is your first class IV rapid experience or your hundredth, we have the trip for you. With decades of experience adventuring in Colorado, we are experts in not only rafting adventures but every aspect of Colorado mountain life. From providing accommodations to recommending even more adrenaline sports, we will work with you every step of the way to craft a vacation that will leave you smiling long after your trip ends.