This trip begins in Salida, Colorado and travels continuously along the Arkansas River through the entirety of the Bighorn Sheep Canyon finishing in Canon City. Guests have the option to finish with the Royal Gorge. One fantastic trip! We’ll provide all of the necessary equipment to outfit your overnight river rafting vacation. From a full kitchen set-up with a BBQ grill, to all of the river gear you will need! After challenging yourself in the rapids you’ll enjoy our famous river camp cuisine. Our staff will prepare a riverside meal that’s sure to hit the spot! NO freeze dried food here! If you think the main course is good, wait until we leave you awe with our famous Dutch Oven desserts! The only thing you need to bring along are your personal items, and a thirst for adventure! You’ll experience skies so dark you’ll see stars you never knew were there! Bighorn Sheep frequent the camp areas with plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities along the way. If rafting the best whitewater Colorado has to offer, sleeping riverside under the Rocky Mountain stars, then waking up in the morning to the smell of fresh hot coffee with hot bacon and eggs sounds good to you….then this is the adventure vacation for you!
|Royal Gorge Overnight Rafting Trip||April-October||8:30am||9:15 am||$629|
I am the Scoutmaster for a Boy Scout Troop from Austin Texas. We took 17 Scouts and Scouters to Canon City for a 4 day/3 night run on the Arkansas River. Many of us had never rafted before. Our guides, Emily,Crisler and Stan were awesome instructors and helped us prep for day 1 with all the instructions we needed. They ensured we were set for sucess! We camped each night at the state parks. The breakfast, lunch and dinners were spectacular. All the teenage young men recieved plenty to eat and every meal was delicious. Our guides really knew how to cook! With us being a novice group, we worked on the fundamentals and team work needed to take on the Royal Gorge. We all had an amazing time honing our skills to tackle the Gorge with a perfect run! The Scouts ranged in age from 14 – 18 and all had a great time. Our guides were professional, knowledgable of the river and surroundings. They supported the Boy Scout youth lead program and made the Trip of a Lifetime for these young men.
We will be back again! Sean Gouge -Scoutmaster – Troop 685