Experience the best of Colorado whitewater rafting and camping! A whitewater river rafting adventure by day, mixed with camping on the banks of the beautiful Arkansas River by night. This trip travels through The Bighorn Sheep Canyon class II-III(IV) on the first day, then on to incredible class IV-V whitewater in the Royal Gorge and under the world famous Royal Gorge Bridge on the 2nd day. 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||$389|
I took some of our older Boy Scouts and their dads on the three day-two night trip offered by Lost Paddle Rafting and it was a great experience. We started in Salida and went through the Royal Gorge. The staff are quite knowledgeable and easy to work with in setting up the trip and identifying what you need. I felt that our guides were quite good and made the trip for all of us a great experience. Out of the 13 people in our group only five had previous experience rafting, but our guides pulled us together. Make sure to bring quick dry shorts (or a swim suit) as well as a quick dry shirt and water shoes or sandals for the river. Bring a change of clothes at night so that your river clothes can finish drying. Make sure to bring a water proof camera, water bottles and a small dry bag for things you want to take on the raft. Make sure all of them have a carabiner attached so you can keep them in the boat. Drew M.