Bighorn Family Float

Family-Friendly Colorado Rafting

Fun for the Little Ones

The Bighorn Family Float is the perfect introductory whitewater rafting trip for families with young children! This stretch covers a milder stretch of Bighorn Sheep Canyon, giving your kids a thrill for Colorado Rafting. There are several fun class II-II+ rapids on this stretch and the opportunity to stop and swim in the Arkansas River. You and your family will love this trip!

What to Expect

Our Family Float trips depart twice a day from both of our locations and cover 10 Miles of river. You will have the opportunity to jump off of a rock or take a swim in the Arkansas River at one of our riverside swimming locations. We will also have pictures available, for purchase, after the trip of you and your crew getting soaked in some of the rapids. 

Trip Details

Ages:
3 - Adult
Skill Level:
Beginner
Rapid Rating:
Class II - III
Check-In Time:
9:00am & 1:00pm
Duration:
2 - 3 Hours
Departs From:
Texas Creek or Royal Gorge Office
Cost:
Adult: $89 / Child: $79

What Our Guests Are Saying

“Great Fun, Inspiring people, memories for life!!”
KevnDanata
Cotopaxi, Colorado
“It was the most amazing time we have had in a looong time! From the beginning when Mark gave the safety meeting I knew we were in good (Gods) hands! We then met our guide for the trip, Ryan is an amazing young man, and an inspiration to anyone who is lucky enough to meet him! ...There are tons of Rafting companies on the Arkansas River, but we will be back and recommending Journey Quest every time... ” 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
“Such a great time, Journey Quest became an annual event!”
ProfDW
Sasayama-shi, Hyogo, Japan
“Several years ago, my church in Colorado Springs decided to make rafting a summer event. We chose Journey Quest (VFH at that time) and had a blast. We did the half day trip that ends just before the Royal Gorge, and it was perfect for our mixed group. With kids from 13 years old through adventurous grandparents, we wanted something everyone would enjoy; Journey Quest delivered a safe, entertaining, and exciting voyage each time.” Read Full Review
“What a great afternoon!”
Percella Snyder
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“Our family thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our rafting trip with our guides, Mark and Ryan. What makes it even better is the fact that they are Christians! We spent the whole day breaking spiritual bread with some awesome men of God...and we got to navigate the waters of Royal Gorge in the process! ” 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

Rafting with a Purpose

Like all our trips, the purpose is much more than just white water rafting. 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. On this Bighorn Family Float trip, we seek to share the transformational power of the living Gospel with all of our guests using spiritual analogies, personal testimonies, and thought provoking questions. This trip is perfect for your family, friends, or youth group who are looking to grow in a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Our guides look to be an example of what a disciple of Christ looks like by proclaiming the truth of the Bible, showing love towards one another, and praying with you during your trip. Read more about how and why we do this at Why Journey Quest?

 Family Float Bighorn Sheep Canyon Arkansas River Map

Bighorn Family Float

The Journey Begins

Your young ones will enjoy the thrill of getting slashed by the rapids on this easy Bighorn Family Float trip. With small Class II-II+ rapids on this section of river, this trip is perfect for beginners as young as 3 years old! Your kids will love jumping off of rocks and taking a plunge into the river at one of our swimming locations. With the gentleness of this section, be on the lookout for the Bighorn Sheep, Blue Herons, and Geese that populate the landscape of this Canyon. So, grab your family and join us as you sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful landscape on your next Family Rafting Trip.

Safety First

Journey Quest dedicates itself to making safety on our trips #1 priority. Our guides are trained above state standards to ensure all of our trips are as safe as possible. Our guides aren’t only safety minded, but enjoying interacting and having fun with your kids! We take special care to ensure your trip is safe while giving your kids a Colorado rafting adventure of a lifetime.

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