Bighorn Sheep Canyon
Family & Group Rafting on Colorado’s Arkansas River
Family Rafting at it’s best!
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.
Find Your Perfect Trip
Our Full-Day and Half-Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon trips are perfect for beginner to intermediate rafters as young as 6 years old, with our Family Float trip for those as young as 3. All of our full-day trips include a delicious riverside lunch and free wetsuit rentals. Each trip includes the incredible opportunities to experience Journey Quest’s Christ-centered ministry directed by your guide.
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 having fun. Our Bighorn Sheep Canyon trips are perfect for your family, friends, or youth group who are looking to grow in a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. 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. Read more about how and why we do this at Why Journey Quest?
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About Bighorn Sheep Canyon
Bighorn Sheep Canyon is the second-most popular Rafting adventure in Colorado! Located in the beautiful Arkansas River Valley between Canon City and Salida, Colorado, this is the closest family rafting trip to Colorado Springs.
Explore the Canyon
Bighorn Sheep Canyon is known for the outstanding whitewater rafting, Trout fishing, riverside camping, and the Bighorn Sheep that roam the high desert landscape. You will also find excellent hiking and ATV trails to explore in and around the canyon. A scenic drive on Highway 50 between Canon City and Salida is a great way to experience the entire Canyon, but nothing beats the experience you will have on the river.
The Arkansas River between Texas Creek and Parkdale boasts amazing Class III-IV rapids like Maytag, Three Rocks, Spikebuck, and Shark’s Tooth. This section of river is fun for first-timers and seasoned boaters alike who aren’t quite ready to take on the thrill of rafting the Royal Gorge. Bighorn Sheep Canyon is real Colorado white water rafting, so be ready to get soaked and paddle hard when your guide tells you to!