Colorado Rafting

Whitewater Rafting on Colorado’s Arkansas River

Christ-Centered Rafting Adventures

Colorado Rafting on the Arkansas River is one of the premier vacation activities for you and your family or friends. Whether you join us for a family rafting trip in the Bighorn Sheep Canyon, an adventure packed ride down the Royal Gorge, or a scenic and exciting ride through Browns Canyon, you will not be disappointed. Book your next whitewater rafting adventure today!

Best Rafting Near Colorado Springs

Our guided whitewater rafting tours range from Half-Day Family Float trips to Multi-Day Overnight Excursions and can be tailored to suit your specific taste of adventure. Our summer rafting season starts early May and runs through September with trips departing at 9 am and 1 pm, Monday through Saturday. If growing in Jesus Christ, wholesome family fun, and thrilling white water rafting sounds like fun, come join us on your next Colorado Rafting Adventure!

Bighorn Sheep Canyon

Bighorn Sheep Canyon is the best whitewater rafting in Colorado for families and groups. The Canyon has a high desert feel to it with lots of wildlife to see along the way. This section of the Arkansas River is scattered with fun rapids and plenty of time to sit back, relax, and enjoy God’s Creation. Grab your family and friends and join us on your next Colorado Rafting Adventure. Learn More…
Ages:
6 - Adult
Skill Level:
Beginner - Intermediate
Duration:
Full-Day, 1/2 Day
Departs From:
Texas Creek or Royal Gorge Office
Cost:
From $51

Royal Gorge Rafting

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 V rapids, and see the infamous Royal Gorge Bridge. World-class whitewater rafting starts here on your next Colorado Rafting adventure! Learn More…
Ages:
14-Adult
Skill Level:
Advanced
Duration:
Full-Day, 1/2 Day
Departs From:
Royal Gorge Office
Cost:
From $79

Browns Canyon Rafting

Browns Canyon is the most popular whitewater rafting trip on the Arkansas River, and for great reasons! There’s plenty of exciting rapids and excellent scenery on this incredible whitewater rafting adventure. Slightly closer to Denver than our other runs, Browns Canyon makes a perfect day-trip for youth groups, churches, or family reunions. With the beautiful scenery and exciting Class III to III+ rapids, this excursion makes for a great Colorado Rafting adventure! Learn More…
Ages:
10 - Adult
Skill Level:
Beginner - Intermediate
Duration:
Full-Day
Departs From:
Texas Creek Office or Stone Bridge Recreation Area
Cost:
From $119

Rafting with a Purpose

As a Christ-centered Wilderness Ministry, Journey Quest strives to have a greater purpose behind all of our trips than just a whitewater rafting adventure. Our guides seek opportunities to use even a couple hours together on the river to share about the love and grace that is found in Jesus Christ. Whether you’re already a Christ-follower or if you’ve never come to know Him, we would love to share what He’s done in our lives and encourage you to take the next step in faith – whether that be increasing in love for Him or beginning a lifelong relationship with Jesus. We seek to do this in a non-threatening, conversational way using stories, sharing spiritual analogies, and taking time to pray for you and your specific needs. Read more about how and why we do this at Why Journey Quest?

What Our Guests Are Saying

“Family fun”
Romerofamily49
Espanola, New Mexico
“Greatest part of trip, was rafting with Journey Quest. Professional, friendly well knowledged and likable are what made this guide group make our trip the best it could be. Thank You from the ROMEROS. ” Read Full Review
“Pleasant surprise”
Bob K
Sanger, Texas
“We floated the Gorge with Journey Quest before we attended a John Eldridge bootcamp...Everyone knew immediately God put us with them as the float adventure tied in with the spiritual bootcamp perfectly. Everyone felt like John was talking to our group at the bootcamp. We had a great time with both adventures and look forward to doing it again next year.” Read Full Review
“Great Trip, Great People!”
Bret M
Elizabeth, Colorado
“Traveled down the Arkansas with Journey Quest and my daughters. Our guide was friendly and helpful. She even allowed my older daughter to "guide" the boat for a stretch. Will definitely use them again!” Read Full Review
“Amazing Family Adventure”
teamschwalm6
Kansas City, Missouri
“We'd been waiting to raft until our youngest could go with us. Journey Quest provided a wonderful family rafting experience for us all. We had Mark with us and our group of six, four being our kids ages 8-12. He was great throughout and being a father himself, answered all the kids' questions without a problem. It was fast-paced for the adults, but tame enough for the kids. Very experienced and professional group of guides.” Read Full Review
“Great Experience for my Family with Young Kids”
RyanDavis21
Vinton, Iowa
“Awesome experience. I have four kids ages 11 through 5 and I wanted to find something that even our 5 year old could do but that would also be exciting for the adults. This was perfect...Our guide, Mark, has young kids of his own so he knew how to give us an experience that was safe but very exciting. We did the 3/4 Day and it was the highlight of our vacation to Colorado. When we come back I will definitely book again with this company.” Read Full Review
Colorado's Arkansas River Map for whitewater rafting adventures

About Colorado’s Arkansas River

The Arkansas River is by far the most popular river in Colorado for whitewater rafting adventures. The Arkansas River is a major tributary to the Mississippi River with its headwaters derived from the snowpack in the Sawatch and Mosquito mountain ranges near Leadville, Colorado. With over 150 miles of raftable water flowing through the iconic landmarks of Browns Canyon National Monument, Bighorn Sheep Canyon, and the Royal Gorge, there is excellent Colorado Rafting for everyone! Whether you are looking for a mild Family Float trip or an adrenaline-pumping rafting trip, you won’t be disappointed! Come check out what white water rafting in Colorado is all about!

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