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Royal Gorge Rafting

45045 West US Hwy 50, Canon City, CO 81212
719-275-7238
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Ranked #3 of 22 Activities in Canon City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Royal Gorge Rafting, Zip Line Tours & the White Water Bar & Grill ~ One Location, 100% Fun!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: Royal Gorge Rafting, Zip Line Tours & the White Water Bar & Grill ~ One Location, 100% Fun!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Canon City, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Whether you're visiting or a local resident, you have to experience this! The zips are setup really well. The guides are obviously well trained and nice people. Of course the scenery is breathtaking. The food at White Water Bar & Grille is great for afterwards. You mus do it!

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Easy to make a last minute reservation and glad we did. Great company staffed by professional people who love what they do. Jared was an awesome guide and we never felt unsafe or bored. Perfect way to end our trip and summer.

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ColoradoJames, Front Office Manager at Royal Gorge Rafting, responded to this review

We do take walk-ins so if on a whim you decide to go rafting or zip lining, it does not hurt to call us and check on availability. Chances are that we can take you on an adventure! We're glad that you decided to get on a last minute rafting trip and it turned out to be a lot of... More 

New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Easy to make a last minute reservation and glad we did. Great company staffed by professional people who love what they do. Jared was an awesome guide and we never felt unsafe or bored. Perfect way to end our trip and summer.

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My wife and I did the rafting on Aug 25th in the afternoon. We were put with four others and our guide Cameron. It was pretty fun and exciting but more work than I thought it would be. The river was low so it made it more technically challenging to deal with. They tour starts with a big safety lecture... More 

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ColoradoJames, Front Office Manager at Royal Gorge Rafting, responded to this review

As the season progresses, water levels do tend to get lower. Our seasons typically begin mid-April and run through to mid-September. Mid-June is usually when we see our peak river flows and this is a great time for thrill-seekers! Around mid-August the water levels do get low and the trip does become more technical and challenging but it is still... More 

tulsa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We had a blast rafting and ziplining. Our guides were awesome and knew what they were doing. Chainsaw and Bama took great care of us and made our ziplining a blast. Food was great at Whitewater Bar and Grill.I would definitely use this place again if I ever return. They also take great pictures of your experience that are available... More 

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ColoradoJames, Front Office Manager at Royal Gorge Rafting, responded to this review

We're thrilled to hear that you had a blast rafting and zip lining with us! Chainsaw and Bama are quite a pair and make their trips very entertaining from start to finish. It's extremely convenient for everyone to have the White Water Bar & Grill on our premises for a delicious meal before, after or in-between trips. We're so glad... More 

Washington DC
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My husband and I booked a full day package with the Royal Gorge for rafting and zip lining. The package included lunch, but since the restaurant was closed for the season, they just gave us 10% off the price and we packed our own lunch. This was an incredible day! I had never been zip lining or rafting before and... More 

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ColoradoJames, Front Office Manager at Royal Gorge Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! We do put in a lot of thought and pride in creating smooth trips and packages for our guests. Cameron has been with us for several years and is a very knowledgeable and experienced guide. We're so glad that he put your minds at ease and gave you... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Royal Gorge Rafting far exceeded my expectations. The rafting was great. Ask for Ryan as a guide. He had a excellent knowledge of the river, history of the area, safety conscious, and was entertaining. The trip was reasonably priced. The facility was clean, equipment in good shape, and the restaurant was decent.

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ColoradoJames, Front Office Manager at Royal Gorge Rafting, responded to this review

We're glad that rafting with us far exceeded your expectations! We strive to provide our guests with an unforgettable experience! You're right, the scenery really is incredible! Ryan has been guiding trips on the Arkansas River for the past 17 years and is very knowledgeable about the area and the Royal Gorge. We are very proud to have his awesome... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Loved our experience with the Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours. The staff was so friendly throughout the whole process of booking and even scheduled a special time for our group. Our tour guides Katie and Coach made the experience even better by joking with us and providing us some background on the place. The race at the end was the... More 

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ColoradoJames, Front Office Manager at Royal Gorge Rafting, responded to this review

We're so glad that you loved your experience on the Extreme Zip Line course with Katie and Coach! We employ friendly and personable staff to help create an unforgettable, fun experience whilst visiting our facility. We will always try our best to accommodate our guests so that you can enjoy your trip to the fullest extent. That's awesome that you... More 

Avondale, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was my first time rafting so I didn't really know what to expect. We got checked in and got our wetsuits, river jackets, helmets, and life jackets. The employees did a good job getting everyone ready to go. We were there at the tail end of the season but there were more people than I expected (including a bachelor... More 

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ColoradoJames, Front Office Manager at Royal Gorge Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're glad you had an enjoyable experience despite the lower water flows and challenges with the front paddlers (comical!) The Arkansas River will give you completely different experiences depending on what time of the season you choose to raft. Thrill-seekers love to raft in Mid-June when we tend to see our peak river flows. The... More 

La Veta, Colorado
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My sister and I had never ziplined before and I have to say we had THE best time with the Royal Gorge Rafting company. Our two guides, who we nicknamed....Buzzsaw and Snake Bite....were absolutely the best. They were extremely safety conscious (which is important!)....but also were FUN and FUNNY! We had such a great time with them. We are looking... More 

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ColoradoJames, Front Office Manager at Royal Gorge Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for zip lining with us! We're glad that Buzzsaw and Snake Bite kept you entertained throughout the trip. They are quite a funny pair but are also very knowledgeable and experienced on the zip line course. Don't let their goofyness fool you! We look forward to seeing you again soon and taking you on the Extreme course which... More 

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