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Originating in the Rocky Mountains, the Arkansas River flows through four states before emptying into the mighty Mississippi. Near its Colorado headwaters, the river is one of the top white-water rafting destinations in the United States, with rapids ranging from mild to extreme as the waterway winds through the scenic Royal Gorge.

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Browns Canyon National Monument Whitewater Rafting

Browns Canyon National Monument Whitewater Rafting

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Enjoy the experience of a lifetime with family friendly Colorado rafting through Browns Canyon National Monument on the Arkansas River. Exciting class III-IV rapids intermixed with calm water in between make Browns Canyon rafting great for beginners and experts alike.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD109.01
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USD109.01

Intermediate Bighorn Sheep Canyon Whitewater Rafting Trip

Intermediate Bighorn Sheep Canyon Whitewater Rafting Trip

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See what makes Bighorn Sheep Canyon one of the most popular rafting locations near the Royal Gorge on a half-day whitewater adventure that’s suitable for both novices and experienced rafters. Soak up views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and pristine Colorado scenery in between tackling class II-IV rapids. At just a half day, it's an easy way to fit in a favorite Rocky Mountains outdoor activity.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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USD120.00
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USD120.00

Half-Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Adventure in Cotopaxi
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Half-Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Adventure in Cotopaxi

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There’s nothing like seeing Colorado’s exquisite scenery by water—and this trip along the mighty Arkansas River is perfect for both beginner and intermediate rafters. On this ministry-led journey, you’ll hit the whitewater rapids of Bighorn Sheep Canyon with a trained guide, marveling at the unparalleled scenery between taking on the churns. This is Colorado’s most popular river, and it’s easy to see why.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD79.00
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USD79.00

Half-Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Adventure Cañon City CO

Half-Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Adventure Cañon City CO

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The Royal Gorge is one of the most thrilling and exciting whitewater rafting trips on the Arkansas River. Enjoy the beauty and thrill of God’s creation as you experience 1,000 foot high canyon walls, confront exciting Class IV-V rapids, and see the famous Royal Gorge Bridge. The Royal Gorge is a serious section of river facing Class III-V Rapids, and a half-day trip is not a suitable introduction for beginners. Previous class III or higher paddling experience and strong swimming ability are recommended for all guests. For the safety of our guests and guides, we cannot take guests who are over 250lbs or individuals with a history of heart or serious medical problems. Journey Quest is a non-profit Christ-centered rafting ministry, and these trip are uplifting, family-friendly adventures. You’ll love the scenery, the experience, and the intentional ministry led by our guides on this Colorado whitewater rafting adventure.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD99.00
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Arkansas River Dinner Float

Arkansas River Dinner Float

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Come enjoy a unique Colorado white water rafting and dining experience. Ideal for families with young children and groups looking for mild white water rafting in Colorado with a delicious ending. Float from our office for about 30-45 minutes to the Riverside Bar and Grill where you can relax over dinner with your family and friends. Included in the trip cost per person are river shoe rentals and a meal voucher that generally covers an entree and drink. Total trip duration, including check-in, shuttle, float and dining time is 2-3 hours.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD103.56
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Bighorn Sheep Canyon Half-Day Rafting

Bighorn Sheep Canyon Half-Day Rafting

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Paddle down the scenic Arkansas River on a half-day rafting adventure through Colorado’s Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Navigate class II and II whitewater rapids with an expert guide, and soak up the beauty of the surrounding high desert landscape, home to an abundance of native wildlife. It’s a great way for families and first-timers to experience one of Colorado’s favorite—and wettest!—outdoor adventure sports.
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  • 3 hours
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USD84.00
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USD84.00

Milk Run Family Rafting Trip

Milk Run Family Rafting Trip

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Beginners will feel safe and comfortable on this 1-hour rafting trip down the Milk Run of the Arkansas River in Buena Vista, CO. Families with small children over two years old can paddle together through easy splashes and gentle floats with mountain views. All paddling equipment and safety gear is included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD81.38
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Half Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Adventure Cañon City CO

Half Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Adventure Cañon City CO

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Experience excellent Colorado Rafting as you hit the most exciting and iconic rapids in the Bighorn Sheep Canyon. This is the perfect Arkansas River trip for beginner to intermediate rafters. Journey Quest is a non-profit Christ-centered rafting ministry, and these trip are uplifting, family-friendly adventures. You’ll love the scenery, the experience, and the intentional ministry led by our guides on your next Colorado whitewater rafting adventure.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD79.00
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USD79.00

Mild Cottonwood Family Float

Mild Cottonwood Family Float

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Fancy floating with the family down the fantastic Arkansas River against the backdrop of the remarkable Rocky Mountains? Alighting from Coaldale, this family-friendly trip offers travelers a gentle taste of the classic rafting experience, including easy Class II - III rapids. All gear and comprehensive safety briefings are provided, ensuring an exhilarating and unforgettable experience for all travelers aged 5 and over.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes
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USD79.00
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Half-Day Arkansas River - The Numbers Rafting Tour

Half-Day Arkansas River - The Numbers Rafting Tour

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Experience the adrenaline-pumping excitement of a whitewater rafting adventure on this professionally guided, half-day, small-group excursion. Crash through the Class IV rapids of the Arkansas River, home to world-class kayak competitions. See pine forests lining the river banks and the Collegiate Peaks towering over 14,000 feet above the river’s corridor. Paddlers must be at least 18 years old. All boating equipment — rain gear, drinking water and a personal floatation device — are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD120.00
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Lower Browns Canyon Mildwater Float Trip

Lower Browns Canyon Mildwater Float Trip

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A wonderful family friendly white water rafting trip in Colorado! Splash, swim, and take in the stunning views while a professional river guide rows you down the river without the interruption of paddling (unless of course, you want to paddle)! Enjoy bouncy wave trains, man made white water park, and wildlife sightings on this calm and picturesque section suitable for children as young as 4.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD109.58
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Numbers Extreme Whitewater Rafting

Numbers Extreme Whitewater Rafting

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Extreme Colorado white water rafting on the Arkansas River in Buena Vista is for experienced rafters or adventurous beginners in good physical condition. The Numbers sections offers some of the most technical white water rafting in Colorado. Be prepared for a full body workout as your professional river guide directs your group through each back to back rapid. Enjoy scenic views of the 14,000 foot Collegiate Peaks and cottonwood lined riverbanks between paddle strokes
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD119.90
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Bighorn Sheep Canyon Raft and Zipline - Class III Rapids, 9 Zip Lines, & lunch

Bighorn Sheep Canyon Raft and Zipline - Class III Rapids, 9 Zip Lines, & lunch

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Complete two popular outdoor adventures against the backdrop of crisp Colorado scenery on this combo tour with a top-rated company. Spend the morning navigating the mild rapids of Bighorn Sheep Canyon on a whitewater rafting run that’s perfect for beginners and families. After lunch at a bar and grill near the Arkansas River, take flight on an exciting zipline course above the high desert landscape.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD179.00
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Full Day Intermediate Rafting Trip in Browns Canyon

Full Day Intermediate Rafting Trip in Browns Canyon

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Novice and advanced rafters alike agree that running Browns Canyon on the Arkansas River makes for a fun-filled day on the water. Admire canyon scenery as you head through white water, including rapids such as Pinball and Big Drop. Lunch is also included for you to enjoy partway through the trip.
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  • 6 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD150.82
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Bighorn Sheep Canyon Full-Day Experience

Bighorn Sheep Canyon Full-Day Experience

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Get ready for a wet and wild ride with this full-day rafting adventure down the Arkansas River’s Bighorn Sheep Canyon! Departing from Cañon City, tackle class II and II whitewater rapids with the help of an expert guide while winding through gorgeous Colorado scenery. With an included picnic lunch and plenty of opportunities to stop and swim, it’s a great introduction to rafting for first-timers and families.
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  • 8 hours
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USD132.00
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Royal Gorge Full-Day Rafting Trip

Royal Gorge Full-Day Rafting Trip

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Experience the ultimate in Colorado whitewater on this full-day Royal Gorge rafting trip from Cañon City. Warm up with a run down Bighorn Sheep Canyon, then put your paddling skills to the test while tacking the thrilling whitewater flumes of the Royal Gorge. A riverside picnic lunch is included on this wet and unforgettable adventure.
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  • 6 hours
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USD179.00
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Full Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Adventure Canon City CO

Full Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Adventure Canon City CO

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The Royal Gorge is one of the most thrilling and exciting whitewater rafting trips on the Arkansas River. Enjoy the beauty and thrill of God’s creation as you experience 1,000 foot high canyon walls, confront exciting Class III-V rapids, and see the famous Royal Gorge Bridge. Full-day trips start with Bighorn Canyon (class III-IV), break for a delicious riverside lunch, then drop into the Royal Gorge (class IV-V). Journey Quest is a non-profit Christ-centered rafting ministry, and these trip are uplifting, family-friendly adventures. You’ll love the scenery, the experience, and the intentional ministry led by our guides on this Colorado whitewater rafting adventure. The Royal Gorge is a serious section of river. Previous class III or higher paddling experience and strong swimming ability are recommended for all guests. For the safety of our guests and guides, we cannot take guests who are over 250lbs or individuals with a history of heart or serious medical problems.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD149.00
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USD149.00

Full-Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Adventure Cañon City CO

Full-Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Adventure Cañon City CO

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The Full-Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon trip is a perfect way to have fun with family and friends. With a full-day on the river, there’s plenty of time to take a plunge into the Arkansas River, play games, view wildlife, and enjoy everything else Bighorn Sheep Canyon has to offer. Join us on your next full day of Colorado Rafting fun! Journey Quest is a non-profit Christ-centered rafting ministry, and these trip are uplifting, family-friendly adventures. You’ll love the scenery, the experience, and the intentional ministry led by our guides on this Colorado whitewater rafting adventure.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD129.00
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USD129.00

Full-Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Adventure Cotopaxi CO
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Full-Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Adventure Cotopaxi CO

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The Full-Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon trip is a perfect way to have fun with family and friends. With a full-day on the river, there’s plenty of time to take a plunge into the Arkansas River, play games, view wildlife, and enjoy everything else Bighorn Sheep Canyon has to offer. Join us on your next full day of Colorado Rafting fun! Journey Quest is a non-profit Christ-centered rafting ministry, and these trip are uplifting, family-friendly adventures. You’ll love the scenery, the experience, and the intentional ministry led by our guides on this Colorado whitewater rafting adventure.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD129.00
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1-Day Arkansas River - The Numbers Rafting Trip

1-Day Arkansas River - The Numbers Rafting Trip

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Experience the adrenaline-pumping excitement of a whitewater rafting adventure on this professionally guided, full-day, small-group excursion. Crash through the Class IV rapids of the Arkansas River, winding its way through a whitewater paradise in the center of Colorado at 11,000 feet. Paddlers must be at least 18 years old. All the necessary equipment — rain gear, helmet, drinking water and a personal floatation device — plus a deli-style lunch are included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD150.00
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1-Day Arkansas River - Bighorn Sheep Canyon Trip

1-Day Arkansas River - Bighorn Sheep Canyon Trip

Experience the adrenaline-pumping excitement of a whitewater rafting adventure on this professionally guided, half-day excursion at Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Ride along the clear, crisp waters of the Arkansas River, with beautiful views of the snow-covered Sangre de Cristo Mountains. A gentle start crashes into more challenging Class II and III rapids for the more experienced paddler. It’s a perfect balance for kids and adults wanting to share a fun day on the river. All boating equipment — rain gear, drinking water and a personal floatation device — are included.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD135.00
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Royal Gorge Loop Half Day Jeep Tour

Royal Gorge Loop Half Day Jeep Tour

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Get the very best views of Colorado’s natural wonder on a Jeep tour that takes you to the mouth on the Royal Gorge and over the highest suspension bridge in the United States. Get a perspective most visitors miss with exclusive access to the park’s southern entrance, plus a stunning panorama from the top of Fremont Peak. Along the way, dig deeper into the region’s history with sightings of historic graves and dinosaur footprints.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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USD129.00
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1-Day Arkansas River - Browns Canyon Rafting Trip

1-Day Arkansas River - Browns Canyon Rafting Trip

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Experience the adrenaline-pumping excitement of a whitewater rafting adventure in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains on this professionally guided, full-day excursion. Ride along the clear, crisp waters of the Arkansas River, from the river’s source in the beautiful Arkansas Valley, with dramatic 14,000 foot peaks to the bottom of the Royal Gorge. Crash through the Class II and III rapids of the Granite Gorge and Browns Canyon National Monument whitewater. All boating equipment and lunch are included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD130.00
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Browns Canyon Half Day Rafting

Browns Canyon Half Day Rafting

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Explore Browns Canyon National Monument on a white-water rafting adventure. Spend a few hours shooting the Class III rapids, perfect for beginner or intermediate paddlers, in the company of a guide—perfect for families who want to raft together. Keep a lookout for local wildlife such as big horn sheep and blue heron as you paddle, learning about the area through your guide's commentary.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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