If you've always wanted to try rafting, get a splashy start in Colorado’s Bighorn Sheep Canyon on this half-day whitewater tour that's perfect for beginners and families. River guides provide all the gear you need and safety instruction to get you paddling down class I-III rapids on this scenic stretch of the Arkansas River. On calmer sections, look out for bighorn sheep and other Rocky Mountain wildlife along the way.
Learn the basics of whitewater rafting near Canon City
Raft a part of the Arkansas River known for its scenic views and wildlife
Option to buy an action photo of your group tackling the biggest rapid
Great choice for first-time rafters and families with children
Wetsuits, river shoes, and splash jackets are all included with the cost of your trip.
Lifejackets and helmets are provided and required.
Departure & Return
2315 E Main St, Cañon City, CO 81212, USA
Meet at our Cañon City office at your scheduled check-in time.
Returns to original departure point
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Operated by Raft Masters
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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Great place to go
Nathan98, Aug 2021
The staff was great. The rafting was not hard and still enjoyable. Definitely a great place to go for a first float trip.
Jim_R, Jul 2021
The trip was excellent, River Masters was an excellent company to work with, and our guide Matt was not only excellent in his skills in the river he was also excellent in allowing our family to enjoy the experience. The experience was so awesome we decided take on the Royal Gorge rafting tour the next day.
Great family fun…
Brian_M, Jun 2021
Great guide. Good scenery and made the experience fun for people of all ages. Best part of our trip so far.