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Itinerary
The Royal Gorge 6-hour trip is the full-day rafting excursion in Colorado that you must experience. Just an hour from Colorado Springs, the Royal Gorge includes world-class whitewater and gorgeous Colorado scenery. Add in the hearty and delicious riverside steak lunch, camaraderie with your guide and fellow adventurers and you have a day of memories you’ll not soon forget!

Start your day by checking in at the rafting office located 8 miles west of Cañon City. Arrive 45 minutes prior to departure to ensure plenty of time to change into appropriate river attire in the changing rooms. Your guides will provide transportation to and from the river, so you can leave your car in the free parking area and utilize the key check service so you don't have to worry about losing your keys. While driving the short distance to the rafting location, a comprehensive safety orientation will be provided. A few more minutes on the beach with your guide will prepare you for the whitewater adventure ahead.

Midway through the trip you'll pull your raft over at a private riverside landing and your guides will put together a hearty and delicious riverside lunch featuring grilled steaks. After recharging with quality food, it's back on the river for more miles of family rafting fun. 

Upon returning, you'll have time to change into dry clothes before we show photos and videos of the day's adventures. Digital photos and video are available for purchase at an additional charge. Your full day of rafting will leave you soaked and grinning with wonderful memories of whitewater fun.
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Echo Canyon River Expeditions - Day Trips
Overview
The Royal Gorge offers the best adventure whitewater in the state of Colorado. Just one hour from Colorado Springs, the Royal Gorge rafting experience includes class III to V rapids through the heart of a magnificent gorge. The 6-hour, all-day trip includes class III rapids in the morning, a delicious steak lunch served at a private riverside landing, followed by an afternoon of high adventure in the rapids of the Royal Gorge.
Highlights
  • Excellent value for money
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Best guide ever

We did the float trip with Jered and did the full day rafting. We were a mix of experienced rafters and then some with no experience. If we had only done the half day we would have liked it but would not have been ready...More

Thank rzbk81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great trip again

This is our 2nd trip with Echo Canyon. You cannot beat the view on this trip. It is a little docile for people who have rafted 3 and 4 Rapids, especially in more aggressive areas like Clear Creek in Idaho Springs. What made our trip...More

Thank lmgee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing time on the Royal Gorge

We had the best time rafting the Royal Gorge today! We had an amazing guide, Berto, who made the trip so much fun. Take the 6 hour trip--it is worth it and comes with a fantastic steak lunch. The rapids were amazing!

Thank threecardjim
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Great time with small kids

Our guide was Jake and we had so much fun. I went with my daughter and two grand kids 6 & 9. We had a blast and our steak lunch was wonderful.

Thank Connie B
Reviewed 8 July 2018
Wonderful river guides

Beautiful and fun! Our guide (sorry forgot his name) was knowledgeable about the river, the surrounding area, folklore, history, plants, and even some geology. Was hoping for a bit more exciting rapids, but the water level may have been an issue. Not too much anyone...More

Thank bad962
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