Royal Gorge Rafting
Adventure Rafting on Colorado’s Arkansas River
Exciting | Thrilling | Epic
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!
Know Before You Go
The Royal Gorge is a serious section of river facing Class III-V Rapids. The half-day trip is not a suitable introduction for beginners. The full-day trip starts in Bighorn Canyon giving beginners an appropriate introduction to rafting before facing the intermediate to advanced section of the Royal Gorge. The minimum age is 14 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 guests and guides, 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.
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 Royal Gorge rafting trips are perfect for those wanting grow in a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ while having an adventure of a lifetime. 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 The Royal Gorge
The Royal Gorge is one of the deepest canyons in Colorado with some of the best whitewater rafting in State. With a maximum depth of 1,250 feet, it’s considered the Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River. Measuring 30 feet wide at its base and only 300 feet at the top, this canyon is a spectacular site to behold.
Discover the Adventure
The Royal Gorge is known for its world-class whitewater rafting, the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, and the Royal Gorge Train that runs along the base of the canyon. You will also find excellent hiking trails that lead you into this spectacular canyon and trails along the rim of the canyon as you near the edge of the steep canyon cliffs.
Adventure Whitewater Rafting
Rafting the Arkansas River through the Royal Gorge is by far the best way to experience the beauty and thrill of the canyon. Facing high-adrenaline Class IV-V rapids such as Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer, Wallslammer, and the Narrows will leave you soaked, waiting for your next whitewater rafting adventure. This section of river is perfect for those looking to satisfy their craving for adventure and thrill. Grab your friends and family and experience the breathtaking Colorado whitewater rafting of the Royal Gorge!