Full-Day Bighorn

Family-Friendly Colorado Rafting

Excellent Rafting, Unforgettable Memories

The Full-Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon trip is a perfect way to have fun with family and friends. On this purposeful rafting adventure, you will see incredible scenery, experience wonderful whitewater rafting, and create memories that will last a lifetime. With a full-day on the river, there’s plenty of time to take a plunge into the Arkansas River, play games, view wildlife, and enjoy everything else Bighorn Sheep Canyon has to offer. Join us on your next full day of Colorado Rafting fun!

What to Expect

Our full-day trips depart at 9 am from both of our locations and cover 14-19 Miles of river, depending on river flow. You will have the opportunity to jump off rocks 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 a couple of different rapids. If the river is too chilly, all of our full-day trips include a FREE wetsuit rental.

What about Lunch?

We got you covered! All of our full-day trips include a delicious riverside lunch to be enjoyed by you and your crew.

Trip Details

Ages:
6 - Adult
Skill Level:
Beginner - Intermediate
Rapid Rating:
Class III - IV
Check-In Time:
9:00am
Duration:
6 - 7 Hours
Departs From:
Texas Creek or Royal Gorge Office
Cost:
Adult: $90 / Child: $80

What Our Guests Are Saying

“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
“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
“Rafting trip”
290visitor
Covington, Louisiana
“Thoroughly enjoyed our trip! The guide was very friendly and safety conscious. We were able to relax and enjoy the scenery.” 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
“Fantastic, fun, faith-built company!”
Brian S
Des Moines, Iowa
“We did the full day trip through the Bighorn Sheep Canyon and Royal Gorge on our honeymoon, and absolutely loved it...Nicki, our guide was absolutely amazing... personable, friendly, knowledgeable and in control, and did a great job of making the trip safe and fun for everybody. It was refreshing to be with other believers. You could see the love of Christ in the staff members faces, and they were unashamed of Christ, but definitely not pushy with their faith...We had the ride of our lives, and if we're ever back in that area again, we'll definitely be re-booking with Journey Quest! ” 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 Full-Day Bighorn 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?

Full Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Arkansas River Map

Full-Day Bighorn

The Journey Begins

Your morning starts on a calmer section of river, giving you plenty of time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery. In between the rapids, be on the lookout for the Bighorn Sheep, Blue Herons, and Geese that populate the landscape of this Canyon. After a couple hours on the river, enjoy a delicious riverside lunch with your guide and crew. 

Your adventure continues as you get back on the river to navigate iconic and exciting rapids such as Three Rocks, Spikebuck, and Shark’s Tooth. Take a swim at Harvey’s Wallbanger, a great riverside swimming beach, or take a leap off a rock into the river at Double-Dip Rapid. This Full-Day Bighorn Adventure is the best way to enjoy everything Bighorn Sheep Canyon has to offer.

The Great Railroad War

Did you know there are sniper forts in the canyon? There was a railroad war that ensued between two railroad companies for the rights to build their tracks through the Royal Gorge. On this section of river, be on the lookout for sniper forts that were created in an effort to halt the construction of the railroad. Rifles and Pistols were soon paired with shovels and pick axes as the fight for the railway began. Be sure to ask your guide about the history of the Royal Gorge railroad war.

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