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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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Description: 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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Rough Rapids, adventurous atmosphere, Wild Ride!

I took the rapid river challenge back in June of 2014 and had a blast. The boats are picked with random couples if you are solo or with a friend and if you have a big group they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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Calhoun, Georgia
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Calhoun, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I took the rapid river challenge back in June of 2014 and had a blast. The boats are picked with random couples if you are solo or with a friend and if you have a big group they will put you together. You will have a guide and it is necessary to provide guidance and to keep you safe. The... More 

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Marietta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Myself, my wife and my daughter were all rafting rookies. They did a great job of giving us instructions and getting us ready to go. We had the raft to ourselves with the guide and he did an outstanding job of making sure we had a blast! It was the highlight of our weeklong vacation in Colorado Springs. We'll definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It was my first time and I must admit I was scared at first. But this experience left me wanting for more. The guides are very professional and the view! it's like getting into the LORD of the Rings set and riding with them .....The site is so wonderful, thought i could only see it in the movies. My Aunt... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was such an adventure!! There were 3 of us that went (2 from the UK who had never been white water rafting) and we had the time of our lives! Not only was the rafting itself an experience, but also the chance to get to know your little "crew". Our guide was great and the food wasn't too shabby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have been coming to Colorado since I was a kid and have taken many rafting trips over the years, but I would have to say that my trip with River Runners is certainly a cut above all the others. I have a six and nine year old and they both said the rafting trip was the highlight of of... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The day-long trip was absolutely fantastic!! We were lucky enough to have a very seasoned guide who was talkative and knowledgeable about local history, and who was also perceptive enough to allow moments of quiet contemplation as we looked, mouths agape, at the awe inspiring scenery. Our raft was a small one--accommodating just myself and one other passenger--and was expertly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Super for first time rafters! Excellent guide and patience with our first time rafting youth. Family still talking about the trip and hoping for a 2015 visit.

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Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I'm from the UK and am in my sixties. The day out I had on the river with river runners was fantastic. I always felt safe with our trusty navigator even when we were being thrown around by the rapids. We were given expert tips before setting off and clothed appropriately. The lunch provided was excellent half way through the... More 

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Murphy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This was my grandsons first trip to Colorado and my first time to do a river rafting adventure. The guide and his assistant put us at ease with the prep and instructions before we got to the river and when on the river really gave us a ride that we will remember for many years. My eldest grandson got to... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I had a really good time rafting with these guys! It was just me and my best friend, so we fit in great with the younger crowd. The only thing that almost turned me off with this company was that my friend and I had a few beers prior to departing, and one of the guides threatened to make us... More 

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