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Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Trips in Cañon City, Colorado
Family-friendly whitewater rafting near Colorado Springs
Find family-friendly whitewater rafting near Colorado Springs on a Bighorn Sheep Canyon rafting trip in Cañon City, Colorado. Choose a full day or half day adventure and be ready to get wet and have fun. Bighorn Sheep Canyon rafting trips depart from the River Runners Royal Gorge Rafting Center – just one hour from Colorado Springs, Colorado, and two and a half hours from Denver.
Bighorn Sheep Canyon has something for everyone
The rapids in Bighorn Sheep Canyon are exciting, but not as challenging as the Royal Gorge. They are wild enough to get you wet, but mild enough for you to take in the scenery of the canyon. If this is your first time rafting – Bighorn Sheep Canyon is the trip for you. Full day rafting trips include a catered riverside lunch and discount tickets to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.
Paddle Boat or Oar Boat
Paddle and be part of the action or request an oar boat and enjoy the ride.
Group Rafting Discounts
Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Trips on the
Arkansas River Available May – September
Bighorn Sheep Canyon Full Day River Rafting Trip
Adventurous families challenge the whitewater rapids of Bighorn Sheep Canyon everyday throughout the summer. Your Colorado whitewater rafting guide will teach you how to paddle and tell you about the unique history, wildlife and geology of the area. Experience fun class III-IV rapids through this beautiful canyon and see what whitewater rafting in Colorado is all about. Bighorn Sheep Canyon full day trips are 14 miles in length and include a catered riverside lunch. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to your scheduled launch time and allow 5-6 hours round trip.
Child: $85.00 Adult: $95.00
Bighorn Sheep Canyon Half Day River Rafting Trip
Bighorn Sheep Canyon is the best family whitewater rafting trip one hour from Colorado Springs and two and a half hours from Denver. Trust River Runners to teach your family how to raft and work together as a team through this beautiful Colorado canyon. A large heard of bighorn sheep live in this area and often come out to watch people float down the river. Raptors circle above and waterfowl float in eddies below. Your guides will entertain you and teach you about the surrounding Colorado wildlife, geology and the unique history of the railroad that follows the Arkansas River. No previous whitewater rafting experience is required to raft Bighorn Sheep Canyon with River Runners. Bighorn Sheep Canyon half day trips are 10 miles in length. Lunch is not included. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to your scheduled launch time and allow 2-3 hours round trip.
Child: $47.00 Adult: $57.00
BIGHORN SHEEP CANYON
CLASS III – IV RAFTING TRIP
Know before you book
Participants should be at least 6 years old AND 50LBS for this intermediate rafting trip.
Age requirements vary depending on the flow of the Arkansas River.
Walk-ins are welcome, but advanced rafting reservations are the only way to insure that you get to go rafting – especially during peak season (July -August).
We presume all participants want to paddle. Please advise if you have any medical conditions or if you have small children that do not want to paddle, we will place you in an Oar-manned raft.
Risk is involved with all whitewater rafting trips. You and everyone in your party must be willing to accept that risk. All participants must read and sign a waiver – minors under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian read and sign a waiver on their behalf.
We reserve the right to alter your route based on extreme water flows and other potential safety concerns.
Plan to arrive at our Canon City, Colorado location at least 45 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. This will allow time for your group to finish paperwork and check out rafting equipment.
What to Wear Rafting in Colorado
Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your rafting trip departure time
You should wear synthetic fabric clothing (avoid cotton), sandals that strap around your foot or an old pair of tennis shoes, a hat, a strap for your eye glasses or sun glasses (available for purchase), quick dry swimsuits or board shorts.
Wetsuits, splash tops and booties are available for rent at River Runners.
Apply plenty of sunscreen and reapply throughout the day.
Guides, rafts, PFDs, helmets and paddles are included.
Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rail & Raft
A great day of Colorado family adventure. At 9:30 am depart on the historic Royal Gorge Route Railroad, and enjoy spectacular scenery of the Royal Gorge and its legendary suspension bridge.
At 2:30 pm embark on a two-three hour rafting trip in Bighorn Sheep Canyon. This family-friendly adventure challenges class III-IV rapids suitable for beginners. Minimum age and weight is six years and 50 pounds.
Adult: $95.00 / Child: $75.00
Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Trip & Royal Gorge Bridge Tickets
Find family adventures with this rafting and Royal Gorge Bridge & Park package. At 11:00 am enjoy class III-IV rapids and beautiful canyon scenery on a two-three hour rafting trip in Bighorn Sheep Canyon.
After your rafting trip head down the road to the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. General admission includes rides on the aerial tram, trolley, incline railway, carousel and more.
Adult: $76.00 / Child: $60.00
River Runners Royal Gorge Rafting Center Amenities
- Views of the Royal Gorge Bridge
- Discount coupons to the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
- Free parking
- Shaded picnic areas
- Free restrooms
- Drinks & snacks
- Royal Gorge rafting apparel
- Rafting wetsuits
- Rafting booties
- Rafting splash tops
- Royal Gorge rafting photos
- Royal Gorge rafting souvenirs
- Royal Gorge rafting information
- Certified Royal Gorge raft guides
- The best Royal Gorge rafting trips
- Discounts to the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
- Discounts to Captain Zip Line Colorado Zip Line Tour
River Runners Royal Gorge Rafting Center
44641 US Hwy 50 Canon City, Colorado 81212
Rafting trips available daily: May – September
CALL: 719-275-2291 or 800-723-8987
Canon City, Colorado Driving Directions: Located just 1 hour from Colorado Springs & 2.5 hours from Denver, Colorado.
WHY RAFT BIGHORN SHEEP CANYON
With RIVER RUNNERS
Raft with the best:
River Runners has been rafting the Arkansas River since 1972. Trust our whitewater professionals to provide the safest trip possible.
Fun for all ability levels:
Bighorn Sheep Canyon is fun for everyone. Wild enough for the thrill seeker, but mild enough for the timid. The perfect family adventure!
An awesome team-building exercise:
Whether your rafting with family, friends or co-workers you must work together as a team to navigate the Arkansas River with help from your professional guide.
Fun, educational and adventurous:
Learn about local history, Colorado wildlife and geologic features while challenging the rapids of Bighorn Sheep Canyon.