Rafting Near Colorado Springs

Rafting just one hour from Colorado Springs

Make memories with your family and friends on the Arkansas River

Colorado Springs is the perfect destination for families looking for a wide variety of attractions and outdoor adventures – and one of the best day trips you can take is to Echo Canyon River Expeditions. Located a short one hour drive from Colorado Springs, Echo Canyon River Expeditions offers scenic family rafting trips, as well as the most exciting adrenaline pumping whitewater in the area – the Royal Gorge. From gentle family floats to the extreme white water, Echo Canyon will build a trip specific to your comfort level and provide an incredible rafting experience for you and your family. Looking for a variety of activities to keep the kids entertained? Check out one of our premier packages like our Raft-n-Rail® trip combining a historic train ride through the Royal Gorge with a half day raft trip of your choice. View all of our rafting trips to craft the perfect combination of adventure for your family.


Everyone deserves an amazing whitewater adventure, and no one should be excluded from saving a little money while doing it! Book any rafting trip departing from our Echo Canyon rafting office and save $10 per person – no limit. To receive your discount, just mention coupon code CS2024 when booking by phone, or reserve online and don’t forget to enter the code at checkout. This special discount cannot be combined with other deals and must be mentioned at time of booking.

Family pausing for a selfie on Bighorn Sheep Canyon
Featured trip

Big horn Sheep Canyon

The premier family rafting trip near Colorado Springs. The most popular experience we offer – for the little adventurer or the kid-at-heart.

more to explore

There’s so many family-friendly activities in the area. Check out a few of our favorites and build a full-day of adventure.

Royal Gorge Rafting Trip

Embark on an action-packed full day of family fun and adventure; whitewater rafting at Echo Canyon and a Colorado zipline tour near Colorado Springs. 

Scenic Float Rafting Trip

Relax with your kids on this gentle, laid-back float down the Arkansas River. The Scenic Float includes class II to III rapids, and is available as a half-day raft trip.

Need a place for the family to stay and play?

When you’re done with your rafting adventure, kick-back and relax in one of our on-site Glamping tents or luxury cabins.