Father / Son River Adventure

Three-Day Rafting Trip on Colorado's Arkansas River

Family-Friendly Overnight Rafting

Extend your rafting adventure on this three-day Colorado rafting adventure. Paddle through Bighorn Sheep Canyon as you encounter exciting Class III-IV rapids such as Maytag, Shark’s Tooth, Spikebuck, and Three Rocks. Enjoy incredible backcountry cooking, provided by your guides, as you unwind around the campfire at a convenient riverside campsite. Before the adventure continues, camp under the stars as the river lulls you to sleep on this amazing Multi-Day Adventure.

Life Changing Excursions

This is a perfect excursion for your family or as a parent/child adventure trip. Surrounded by the beauty of Bighorn Sheep Canyon and infused with solid, Biblical teaching, this three-day rafting trip will be unforgettable.

Trip Details

8 - Adult
Skill Level:
Check-In Time:
July 3-5, 2023 Father / Son Trip (Contact us for other dates)
3 Days / 2 Nights
Departs From:
Royal Gorge Office
$334 / Person

What Our Guests Are Saying

“I learned so much about myself, God, and Life.”
Maddy K
Geneva, Illinois
“I loved how personable Journey Quest's guides were. I had a great time bonding with them and I will truly miss them. Rock Climbing was my favorite activity and I learned so much about trust and pushing my limits. I learned so much about myself, God, and Life. I wish I could stay forever! :-)”
“This trip blew away my expectations!”
Zach B.
Geneva, Illinois
“The food was AMAZING! The guides were all very relate-able and easy going. They challenged our group, pushing us out of our comfort zones. Every single guide always had a smile of their face...I've build so many new relationships and I felt like I found my place in the world...Colorado! I liked all the activities, but I liked the guides the best. Great people, personalities, and sense of humor...This trip blew away my expectations and I'd love to come back someday (or next week).”
“Journey Quest Combo”
Tamara D
Geneva, Illinois
“Journey Quest is the first Christian program I feel I can recommend to others. I felt my kids and I were always in competent hands; even the "dangerous" activities felt safe and professionally managed. Excellent ministry focus throughout! Sincerely appreciated the kind and infection enthusiasm. I'm truly grateful and humbled by the energy and intention I received from each and every Journey Quest associate!”
“This week was really life changing!”
Geneva, Illinois
“Journey Quest's guides were really open about talking about their passions and personal faith. They also really tried to get to know us each personally with a lot of enthusiasm which was really welcoming...I enjoyed Rock Climbing the most. I learned that you can be surprised about how far you can push and challenge yourself even if you think you can't do it...It has helped me realize how important it is to remove yourself to really focus on your faith. I liked not having my phone and the time spent together...Thank you for everything this week. It was really life changing!”
“Awesome Troop Experience!”
Jim W
“We took our troop from Mississippi to Journey Quest in August 2015...This was a totally awesome time. We whitewater rafted, rock climbed, kayaked rapids and summited Commanche Peak. This was an wonder time with life memories for my son and myself. Kirby spent some time as a cook, so the meals were fabulous...he added to right amount of pizzazz to take them over the top...I want to go back.” Read Full Review

What to Expect

Learn more about this three-day river adventure for your family.

Sample Itinerary
  • Day 1: Arrive at 9AM and meet your guides. They’ll get you geared up and we’ll head upriver to lauch near Salida, Colorado. After floating through Salida you’ll soon be entering the upper end of Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Stop at a riverside campsite, relax, and enjoy a delicious dinner prepared for you by your guides. Spend the evening around a campfire as we worship and learn from God’s word together. Before you slide into your sleeping back and the Arkansas River slowly lulls you to sleep, get lost in Colorado’s spectacular starry sky as an incredible finish to the day.
  • Day 2: Your morning begins with a hearty breakfast and time to be alone with Jesus. The adventure continues as you experience whitewater rafting through middle Bighorn Sheep Canyon. This day is often a great day to try an inflatable kayak, or just sit back and relax on the raft with a bit flatter water interspersed with fun rapids. You’ll cover a lot of miles today, so you’re sure to be ready for dinner and relaxing around the campfire.
  • Day 3: Enjoy a relaxed morning, then embark on your final day of rafting through the iconic rapids of lower Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Stop along the way to enjoy a riverside lunch, play some fun games, and go swimming in the Arkansas River. After an amazing day of rafting, return to our headquarters, say goodbye to your guides, and depart around 4pm.
Ministry Content

All of Journey Quest’s trips are designed to bring the focus to Jesus Christ. Throughout the day, enjoy the beauty of the canyon as you engage in deep spiritual conversation with your guide. Using the river, rafting, and creation as tools, our guides love to share spiritual analogies with everyone in their boat throughout the day. At camp, gather around a campfire as we worship and grow, learning from God’s word with a message prepared for you by one of our guides. The morning begins with a hearty breakfast and time to be alone with Jesus before the second day of rafting.

Our guides have a true heart for Christ and are intentional about making Him known. The schedule and spiritual content of this is fully customizable to the meet your family’s needs.

What's Included & What to Bring
What’s Included

All tents, meals, and necessary group gear are included with all of our Bighorn Overnight rafting trips. We provide all rental gear and a personal dry bag for everyone on the trip to keep their belongings safe. Sleeping pads and sleeping bags are available upon request at no additional charge.

What to Bring

All you need is your personal clothing, rain gear, sleeping bag, swimwear, and any additional personal items you would like. Download a comprehensive packing list.

Want More?
Too Short?

Extend this trip to an Arkansas River Camp and spend 3-5 days on the river experiencing incredible whitewater rafting everyday.

Need More Variety?

Upgrade to our Outdoor Adventure Combo and enjoy a variety of activities such as peak hikes, rock climbing & rappelling, whitewater rafting, and inflatable kayaking.

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