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Royal Gorge Full-Day Rafting Trip

5 (58)
Cañon City, US

Royal Gorge Full-Day Rafting Trip

5 (58)
Cañon City, US
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Experience the thrill and adventure of the Royal Gorge on this action-packed, full-day rafting trip. Get ready to conquer the rapids as you embark on the ultimate Colorado whitewater adventure. Start your day with a thrilling run through Bighorn Sheep Canyon, navigating beginner to intermediate rapids. Take a break for a delicious riverside lunch before embarking on the highlight of the trip - an exhilarating excursion through the world-famous Royal Gorge. Feel the rush as you navigate the challenging rapids and marvel at the stunning scenery surrounding you. With the option to paddle or request an oar boat or oar assist, this trip is suitable for all levels of rafters. Don't miss your chance to become a whitewater warrior on this unforgettable full-day rafting experience.

About this experience

  • 6 hours
  • Suitable for 1-14 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Full-day rafting trip
  • Experience the rapids of the Royal Gorge
  • Combine Bighorn Sheep Canyon and Royal Gorge
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Arkansas River Canyon

Arkansas River

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

Lost Paddle Rafting

More about this experience


Experience the ultimate Colorado rafting adventure with the Royal Gorge Full-Day Rafting Trip. This guided excursion offers a thrilling journey through the rapids of the Royal Gorge, providing an unforgettable experience for adventure seekers. Whether you're a beginner or have some rafting experience, this trip promises an adrenaline-pumping adventure surrounded by stunning natural landscapes.

What to expect?

During the morning, you'll navigate Class III rapids on the Arkansas River, offering a perfect balance of excitement and enjoyment. After a relaxing lunch break, prepare to be awe-struck as you glide through the world-famous Royal Gorge in the afternoon. The paddle rafts used by default create a participatory experience, allowing you to feel the rush and power of the rapids firsthand. If you prefer a more relaxed ride, oar boats or oar assist are available upon request. Expect a day filled with adventure, laughter, and memories to last a lifetime.

Who is this for?

The Royal Gorge Full-Day Rafting Trip is perfect for adventure enthusiasts of all levels. Whether you're a first-time rafter or an experienced thrill-seeker, this trip caters to a wide range of individuals. Families, friends, and solo travelers looking to add some excitement to their Colorado vacation will find this trip to be an ideal choice. You'll have the opportunity to meet fellow adventurers, creating shared experiences and lasting connections.

Why book this?

Embark on the Royal Gorge Full-Day Rafting Trip to discover the beauty of Colorado's rapids and canyons. As you navigate through challenging rapids and admire breathtaking landscapes, you'll feel an exhilarating sense of pure adrenaline. Immerse yourself in the heart-pounding thrill of rafting, while also enjoying the tranquility of the river. This tour offers a unique way to explore the outdoors, bond with loved ones, and make unforgettable memories. By booking this trip, you'll have the chance to experience the ultimate rafting adventure in the iconic Royal Gorge.

Good to know

The full-day trip includes a riverside lunch, allowing you to refuel and recharge amidst the stunning scenery. The meeting point is at the store location, where you'll be greeted by experienced guides who will help you prepare for the adventure ahead. If you're seeking an interactive and engaging experience, the default paddle rafts provide an exciting opportunity to participate in navigating the rapids. For a more relaxed ride, oar boats or oar assist can be arranged in advance. Prepare to get wet, embrace the thrill, and enjoy a day filled with adrenaline and adventure in the beautiful Royal Gorge.


Previous participants have raved about the Royal Gorge Full-Day Rafting Trip. They have praised the knowledgeable and friendly guides who ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all. Many have described the trip as an exhilarating adventure that exceeded their expectations. From the excitement of navigating through rapids to the stunning views of the Royal Gorge, reviewers have expressed their satisfaction and recommended this trip to others seeking an adrenaline-fueled experience in Colorado. Don't just take our word for it, let the feedback from other adventurers inspire you to embark on this unforgettable journey.



5 (58)

Adam B

Can’t say enough wonderful things about Lost Paddle rafting. Our previous family rafting experience has been family floats on the Delaware river. We booked the full day through both Bighorn and Royal Gorge. A lazy float this trip is not. We booked last minute and Kelly accommodated all of our requests, including getting food to suit our very picky kids with dietary restrictions. We were a family of five and our youngest is 12 years old. Everyone was excited but maybe a little nervous about the Class IV+ rapids. All the guides were great but we lucked out getting Tyler, who could pilot the river blindfolded. He explained every rapid and maneuver in advance and expertly executed each twist. He also showed us great jumping spots which the kids loved. It’s a fantastic trip that was exciting the whole way down with incredible scenery through the Gorge. If you are lucky enough to find Lost Paddle don‘t hesitate - book them and ask for Tyler.


Kelly and crew were amazing! All river guides are so good. They know every inch of the river. They give you such good instructions. Itvwas my first time and I felt like a pro. Would definitely go back and use Lost paddle river rafting


Lost Paddle is not only a local small business, their guides are the best in the business! We are repeat customers because of the attention and care the entire staff, including the resident dog, gives to guests. Kudos to leadership for hiring interesting, skilled guides who not only kept us safe, but provided a fun experience! Jacob is the best!


Awesome experience! Tyler was an absolutely wonderful guide taking us down the river! Got into a few challenging situations on the river but his experience and cool demeanor carried us through! He probably won't remember us, but we will remember him, he is definitely a part of our family memories now! :):)


This was my 3rd time to take this trip, and it did not disappoint. Our guide was V this year, and she did a wonderful job, as did the rest of the staff. I look forward to going back next year.. V, good luck with your adventures, and thank you for a good time. Dale (Phil and Dave) from Texas.


Awesome day out! Kelly and Nicki were excellent guides. They knew the river, the fauna and area. Thank you for a great adventure!


This was the single best day of my life! The water was FAST, FIERCE AND COLD! The guides went above and beyond. Even the dang food was great! Fresh cool fruit and make your own sandwiches, which I personally appreciated not being pre-assembled! Lots of personabilty but mostly just a ton of fun! Courteous, professional, prompt and excellent customer service. 15/10 highly recommended

Nick C

We had two different guides but both of our guides were excellent. Kelly was our guide for Big Horn Sheep Canyon. She was great getting the family to work together as a single unit. She was very knowledgeable about the river and the surrounding area. Hunter was out guide for the afternoon run through the Royal Gorge. He helped us fine tune our paddling to get the most out of each stroke of the paddle. He provided a great deal of information about that section of the river and its surrounding areas. The rapids in the gorge were challenging but we were able to make it through successfully without losing anyone out of the boat. There were some questionable hits but we were able to power through them. All of the guides were willing to provide as much information as you were willing to take in. The office/gift shop area is not very large but it is big enough for a base of operations. We also spent our lunch break with Maddy. She provided activities that we could do throughout our stay in Cañon City. I would definitely come back to raft with Lost Paddle Rafting again.


Adam was amazing and the best guide ever! Really a blast. Harley the kayak photographer and safety man was also so helpful. With the two of them I really enjoyed the trip and laughed alot. Highly recommend for all!!


Tyler expertly guided us down the Royal Gorge. Before each rapid, he told us what to expect and kept us safe through class 4+ rapids. He shared historical tidbits. Loads of fun!
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-02-20 22:49
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