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 $50

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:
Texas Creek or Royal Gorge Office
Cost:
From $69

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:
8 - Adult
Skill Level:
Beginner - Intermediate
Duration:
Full-Day
Departs From:
Texas Creek Office or Stone Bridge Recreation Area
Cost:
From $85

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

“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
“White Water Rafting down the Arkansas River”
Anthony Godard
Willis, Texas
“Had a great time with your rafting company. Was a great time and a great value. See you again next year.” Read Full Review
“Excellent Experience – Highly Recommend”
Cococanuck14
Hoschton, Georgia
“Our party represented a wide range of ages (50-something to age 8) and rafting ability (first-timer to very experienced), yet management and our personal guide, Denise, worked with us to find a half-day trip that would please everyone. The scenery was lovely, and the trip delivered just the right amount of thrills for our group...We appreciated the fact that the trip began with a prayer for safety and ended with prayer of thanksgiving for a safe journey. Look forward to traveling with Journey Quest again.” Read Full Review
“Get ready to get wet and be amazed!”
WittyFool
Greeley, Colorado
“Our terrific guide showed us the glories of the amazing Royal Gorge, complete with anecdotes and a demand to row (forward 2!). I must admit that I may have missed some of the amazing Gorge because my eyes were shut as I paddled through waves breaking over my head, but I never felt amiss with Denise behind me. If you only see one part of Colorado's amazing beauty, be sure you see it with one of the Journey Quest guides. And don't be afraid to GET WET!!!” 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
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, CO. With over 150 miles of raftable water, and iconic section of river such as 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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