True adventure begins on this incredible whitewater rafting experience as the canyon narrows and the rock walls tower 1000 feet above. Not for the faint of heart, this trip will confront the infamous Class III to Class V rapids such as Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer, Wall Slammer, Boat Eater, and more. All of the large rapids are compressed into a short, continuous stretch that will thrill even the most rugged river-rat. The beautiful but relatively calm entrance and exit stretches lend perfectly to our conversational approach to ministry, presenting many opportunities for your guides to get to know you and share the love and grace found in Jesus Christ! Give it a try — We’re sure you’ll agree that the Royal Gorge is the best that the Arkansas River has to offer!
The Royal Gorge is a serious section of river and is not suitable for beginners. The minimum age is 15 at low or moderate flows, 18 at high flows. Previous class III or higher paddling experience and strong swimming ability are recommended for all guests. For the safety of our guides and guests, we cannot take guests who are over 250lbs, individuals with a history of heart problems, or those who are poor swimmers or unable to swim.