Scout and Youth Groups

Scout and Youth Groups

More Than Just White Water Fun

We're trained to keep your kids safe (and having fun)

Our guide training is second to none. Let us focus on safety so you can focus on the fun.

Soak up the history

Learn about the rich history of the Arkansas River Valley, native wildlife and flora while floating down the river.

What to expect

Rafting Trips for Scout & Youth Groups

We take seriously our responsibility to ensure our guides have the best river rescue and medical training. Our Colorado river rafting trips guide training program is five weeks in duration, well beyond the state of Colorado’s minimum training requirements, and well beyond any other Colorado outfitter. You won’t find this level of training with other scout rafting trips. We go above and beyond your expectations because it’s the right thing to do, and because your group deserves it.

More Than Just White Water Fun – Youth Group and Scout Rafting Trips are Educational

Echo Canyon guides realize that while the white water rapids are the main draw for most rafters, youth rafting trips are about much more than the thrill of the splash. There is ample time between rapids to share stories about the rich history of the Arkansas River Valley, and to learn about native wildlife and flora we pass by over the course of the trip. Our guides are trained to be more than just raft guides, but to be stewards of the river environment and region – to share their knowledge with your group. Echo Canyon’s youth group and scout rafting trips are more than just a thrilling white water adventure, it’s an educational journey down the Arkansas River.

Our Group Planners Are Here to Assist You

Planning a youth rafting trips may seem daunting at first, but our experienced staff will assist you throughout the process. Contact our office today at 1-800-755-3246 and allow us to help you plan your group whitewater rafting trip with Echo Canyon. We can arrange for custom departure times and catered meals served either at our private riverside landing or on our shaded patio. Our catering menu also includes a bagged lunch option for groups traveling on a budget. See our Group Rafting page for more details on payments, release forms and group leader tips, or better yet, just give us a call! We are here to assist you in your search for Colorado scout rafting trips and look forward to speaking with you about your special group.

We want to make your experience custom to your group. Give us a call at 800-755-3246 to go over options and pricing.

15% Scout Discount on Raft Trips

All Scouting Troops receive 15% off any half day or full day raft trip at Echo Canyon. Troops also receive 20% off photo/video packages after their raft trip. Complimentary wetsuit gear is also available as needed.
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Other rafting adventures

Add to your family’s adventure with any of these options!
Family Float

Scenic Float

Our Scenic Float Trip is a gentle, five-mile long float down the Arkansas River, with a few class II and easy, mild class III white water amidst the beautiful scenery of the upper Bighorn Sheep Canyon.

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Combine a river rafting trip with a Royal Gorge train ride. After your morning white water adventure, we’ll shuttle you back to Echo Canyon where you can relax and energize as you prepare for an afternoon Royal Gorge Train ride.

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