Full-Day Royal Gorge

Thrilling & Adventurous Colorado Rafting

Incredible Rafting, Unforgettable Views

Our Full-Day Royal Gorge trip is the perfect blend of breathtaking scenery and high-adventure whitewater rafting. This full day adventure is the best way to experience the excitement and thrill of both the Royal Gorge and Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Spectacular scenery, 15-foot rock jumps, and world-class whitewater rafting are just a few things you will enjoy on this Colorado Rafting adventure!

What to Expect

Our full-day trips depart at 9 am from both of our locations and cover 16-18 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

14 - Adult
Skill Level:
Rapid Rating:
Class IV-V
Check-In Time:
6-7 Hours
Departs From:
Royal Gorge Office
Adults (14+): $169

What Our Guests Are Saying

“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
“Pleasant surprise”
Bob K
Sanger, Texas
“We floated the Gorge with Journey Quest before we attended a John Eldridge bootcamp...Everyone knew immediately God put us with them as the float adventure tied in with the spiritual bootcamp perfectly. Everyone felt like John was talking to our group at the bootcamp. We had a great time with both adventures and look forward to doing it again next year.” Read Full Review
“Unforgettable experience!”
Kyle G
Via TripAdvisor
“From beginning to end, this was an incredible experience! Kody Adcock was my guide for the day, but the entire staff and crew was wonderful! They made me feel so comfortable and we had plenty of laughs along the way...The water was wonderful, the stories were spectacular, and the scenery was amazing! I'd recommend a trip with JourneyQuest to anyone looking for an adventure and ready to get their adrenaline going! Thanks guys!” Read Full Review
“Full Day Adventure – Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Trip”
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
“We went on the Full Day Adventure Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Trip. It was a wonderful trip and I would highly recommend it for those who love whitewater rafting. We went in August so the river was down some, but we still had great rapids and a very enjoyable trip. Our guide did an excellent job. If we lived closer we would go several times a year. The kids thought the whitewater rafting trip was the best activity we did while in Colorado.” Read Full Review
“Get ready to get wet and be amazed!”
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 full-day 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 those looking to grow in a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ while experiencing the beauty and thrill of God’s Creation. 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?

Royal Gorge Arkansas River Whitewater Rafting Map Full-Day

Full-Day Royal Gorge

The Journey Begins

Your morning starts with an excellent introduction to whitewater rafting in the lower Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Navigate iconic rapids such as Three Rocks, Spikebuck, and Shark’s Tooth as great warm-up for the thrill of the afternoon. Don’t forget to be on the lookout for the Bighorn Sheep that roam the landscape of this canyon in between the excitement. After a couple hours on the river, enjoy a delicious riverside lunch with your guide and crew. 

After lunch, the adventure continues as the canyon narrows and the rock walls tower 1,000 feet above you. As you hit the continuous world-class whitewater rafting, don’t forget to look up and see the infamous Royal Gorge Bridge. You will encounter adrenaline-pumping Class IV-V rapids such as Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer, Wallslammer, and the Narrows while breathtaking scenery surrounds you on this incredible Colorado Rafting adventure.

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, the Royal Gorge is 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.

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