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River Runners at the Royal Gorge

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Address: 44641 US Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212
Phone Number: 800-723-8987
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Raft with River Runners - the whitewater professionals since 1972....

Raft with River Runners - the whitewater professionals since 1972. Providing fully guided whitewater rafting trips on the Arkansas River. Raft the Royal Gorge or Bighorn Sheep Canyon near Canon City, Colorado at the Royal Gorge. Open daily May - Labor Day.

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A Great Time For Everyone!

I had never gone river rafting before so I really wasn't sure what to expect. I went with my family so we took up one full raft plus half of another. River Runners were AMAZING... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I had never gone river rafting before so I really wasn't sure what to expect. I went with my family so we took up one full raft plus half of another. River Runners were AMAZING! Very professional and our guide was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and had providee us with many interesting facts and stories. He was also quite... More 

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Mountain View, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Our guide was really good and we were given full body wet suits for protection. The water in the river was a bit low at that time so, there were no Grade V rapids but overall we encountered Grade IV rapids in succession and that was really good experience.

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Thank Ashish B
Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Awesome rafting experience. We did an all day trip that included lunch and ended up being the only ones. Private trip with lunch and a guide! Great deal. Lunch was plentiful and a nice break; canyon was beautiful; guide was friendly and experienced. We felt safe and had a great time.

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Thank ms9331
Maryville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had a blast! Everyone that worked there was nice and engaged! My guide (Matt) knew so much about the surrounding views of the river and it was so awesome to learn some of the history of the area!

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Thank Clara B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

This is the best place to raft in canon city! They are professional and love to have a great time too! I have been rafting with Erik 4 times now, I have no complaints. He is the best and always has a good time with everyone that he goes out with. Make sure on your next trip to raft with... More 

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Harvard, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

This was our first experience at rafting and we were very unsure of the half day trip versus the full day. After much contemplation and talking to staff we decided on the whole day. It was a blast. We loved every minute of the trip. Luke was our guide. He was very friendly and knowledgeable We were glad we took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Luke was an amazing guide, funny and experienced! We did a half day trip and it was the perfect amount of time. Next time will definitely be a full day!

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Thank Brittany M
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

JJ was a great guide - she was awesome and made us newbies feel like we were in good hands! Perfect balance of silliness and excitement - Loved every minute :D

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

These folks do a great job of having fun while being responsible. We brought two newbies and 5 experienced rafters and all had a great time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

This was the first time rafting for both of us. Loved it! Luke, our guide was a real professional and a great guy in general. Get in there and have a go!!

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