Featured Rafting Outfitter
So, you’re ready to enjoy a half or full day of rafting on the Arkansas River? You should choose a trip based on the age and experience of the participants (particularly children), level of difficulty, length of trip, your physical condition, experience of the outfitter, and type of raft, either paddle or paddle-assist. Paddle boats require more participation than paddle-assist.
The Arkansas River is America’s most popular rafting river. In the Royal Gorge Region there are trips ranging from gentle floats to family fun to white-knuckle whitewater. Water levels vary throughout the rafting season and affect the difficulty of the rapids. Knowledgeable outfitters will help you make the right choice. Still not sure whether to try the Royal Gorge? Booking a combination train trip and rafting package with one of the Royal Gorge Route Railroad’s rafting partners will allow you to view all the rapids of the Royal Gorge from the train, and most likely see rafts running them, before you make your decision.
The Royal Gorge Region has a number of highly qualified outfitters who specialize in tailoring trips to your particular wishes and abilities. Below is a listing of rafting outfitters and their contact information.
2014 is our 23rd year exceeding expectations in the Royal Gorge region; we are located just one mile west of Canon City, Colorado on Hwy 50. Check out our very popular “raft & train” combo inclusive of both a ½ day of rafting and a ride on the scenic Royal Gorge train all in one day! Our location is also only one mile from the train depot.
Best Guides, Best value…the choice is that simple!
Simply click on our logo to visit our website and choose from our ½ day in Bighorn Canyon – perfect for families or the “nervous novice” - or the always exciting Royal Gorge for those looking for an adventurous experience; also offering Full Day trips which include lunch in either the Royal Gorge or Bighorn Canyon. Check out our overnight trips or other great combo trips that include rafting and tickets to visit the Royal Gorge Bridge, or rafting & Zipline tour with Adventures Out West!
Be sure to visit our “Specials” page on our website for great deals on some of our most popular trips!
Our River and Rail Packages combine a ½ day rafting trip in Bighorn Sheep Canyon or the Royal Gorge with a steak or chicken BBQ lunch and an afternoon train ride through the Royal Gorge. We also offer Royal Gorge Bridge and Rafting and Paddle and Saddle packages.
Families with little kids weighing at least 35 pounds can enjoy our Family Float with fun Class II-III rapids for kids and adults alike with spectacular views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Real rafting in a mountain setting!
Families looking for exciting rafting can choose a full day or ½ day Bighorn Sheep Canyon trip. Adventurous rafters in good physical condition should consider the heart-pounding Class IV+ rapids of the Royal Gorge! Trips leave daily from our Cañon City office just 10 minutes to the put-in and 5 minutes from the take-out. We have trips for just about everyone!
Competent anglers will enjoy our popular Evening Float Fishing trips with our fly fishing professional guides. This trip give you access to trout other anglers only dream about. Float the Arkansas River when all the whitewater boats are off the river and you have the river to yourself.
Choose Arkansas River Tours for the finest river experiences! Call us today to plan the highlight of your vacation.
Experience Colorado’s supreme whitewater! With a free photo CD, free wetsuit use, free splash jacket use & helmets provided on all trips, Clear Creek Rafting Company, in business since 1992, offers an exceptional value in rafting. Adventures on two great rivers with two convenient locations where there is always a river trip for everyone!
A scenic 45 minute drive from Colorado Springs will bring you to our Arkansas River location near the world famous Royal Gorge. Clear Creek Rafting offers half and full day trips on Colorado's most popular river. Get your fill of fun and adventure by diving into the class IV whitewater of the Royal Gorge. In the deepest part of the canyon, the towering 1000 foot walls offer unmatched scenery and world-class whitewater. Also take pleasure in the spectacular view of the Royal Gorge Bridge as you raft under it on our most popular trip! Or grab the family and create some memories with a light-adventure, class III whitewater trip through Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Enjoy the high-desert scenery and watch for amazing wildlife while paddling through fun rapids like Spike Buck and Shark’s Tooth, truly a great trip for younger paddlers or first time rafters.
Also check out our Clear Creek location just 30 minutes west of Denver. With an alpine setting in the historic mining area of Idaho Springs, Clear Creek offers convenient access to incredible whitewater. Clear Creek Rafting provides exciting, affordable and fun trips for all abilities beginner to advanced levels.
Call 800-353-9901 today to schedule your adventure and join in the fun at Clear Creek Rafting Company where the excitement comes in waves! Group rates are available and we can accommodate large groups. See you on the river!