White Water Rafting Birthday Party

Written by Ben Sack, 10.10.2022

Big hits await paddlers in Triple Drop Rapid in the Royal GorgeIf you’re looking for fun birthday party ideas in Colorado Springs, look no further than Echo Canyon River Expeditions. With half-day, full-day, and multi-day trips, we have exactly what you want in a white water rafting adventure. 

There is perhaps no better way to celebrate a birthday for a friend or loved one than a trip down the incredible Arkansas River. From relaxing floats in Bighorn Sheep Canyon to the heart-pumping rapids of the Royal Gorge, the Arkansas River is one of the most celebrated white water destinations in the United States.

Birthday Party Ideas in Colorado Springs

Conveniently located along Colorado’s Front Range Mountains, Colorado Springs is a great place to plan a birthday party. Colorado Springs can be easily accessed from several major airports, including Colorado Springs Airport (COS) and Denver International Airport (DIA).Mountain biking the Royal Gorge Region in Colorado

Fun birthday party ideas in the Colorado Springs region include:

  • Visit Pikes Peak and hike a trail
  • Visit the Royal Gorge Park 
  • Stay with Royal Gorge Cabins
  • Mountain Bike in Canon City 
  • Explore Manitou Springs 

Whether you enjoy shopping, history, or adventure, the fun never stops in Colorado Springs. Who knows, maybe your group will stay a while and try a few different activities?

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park from the air

The Perks of a White Water Rafting Birthday Party

With how busy most people are in their daily lives, it can be tough to get good quality time with friends and family. Whether you book a half-day trip or multi-day adventure with Echo Canyon, a white water rafting outing is a great way to get away from it all and enjoy time with those who matter most. 

There are many reasons why a river raft party is a great choice:Paddle high five after Sledgehammer Rapid

  • Beautiful scenery
  • Group bonding
  • Endless adventure
  • Amazing wildlife 
  • Challenging rapids
  • Relaxing floats 

Even better, the Arkansas River has a wide variety of group rafting trip options for all sorts of skill levels – from beginner to expert. If you have questions about what trips are best suited for your birthday group, please contact the outfitters at Echo Canyon.

When is the Best Time to Have a White Water Rafting Birthday Party in Colorado?

Snowmelt in the high-peaks of the Rocky Mountains directly influences water levels in Colorado’s rivers. That being said, big snow years in the mountains make for incredible rafting conditions. To this end, higher flower rates in the river translate to larger rapids and overall, more technical rafting. 

A pumped paddle crew heads into a big hit in Sharks Tooth Rapid

Echo Canyon River Expeditions runs trips on the Arkansas River from mid-April through mid-September. The river runs at its highest in the spring and early summer when the most snowmelt is coming out of the Rocky Mountains. As such, more adventurous groups will likely prefer a rafting trip in May or June, while beginners will likely prefer low water levels in July and August.

Talk to Echo Canyon About a River Raft Party

Please Contact Us for more information about planning a white water rafting birthday party.

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About the Author

Ben Sack is the General Manager of Echo Canyon River Expeditions, Colorado's largest white water rafting outfitter. He's also a raft guide, a photographer, and he loves exploring Colorado and beyond with his wife and two boys.
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