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