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Royal Gorge Half-Day Rafting Trip
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Royal Gorge Half-Day Rafting Trip

By Lost Paddle Rafting
Recommended by 100% of travelers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 12-65, max of 28 per group
Duration: 3h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Required river gear
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Wetsuit rentals


Start:
  • 1420 Royal Gorge Blvd, Cañon City, CO 81212, USA
    All trips meet at our store location in Cañon City, Colorado.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8558P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Minimum age is 16 years during high water events
    • Minimum age is 12 years through normal water levels
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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    • Lost Paddle Rafting
      1,069
      Canon City, Colorado
      Joined in September 2006
    • C4112EPwilliamf
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      One experience that we will never forget
      It was the first time rafting. My wife and I really enjoyed the experience. Tyson was a excellent guide. He made the trip pleasant and enjoyable for everyone. He had the pleasure of having the older mature couples with him. He made us feel good and gave us the instructions to follow. We laughed all the time with his jokes and knowledge. Only problem was we didn’t get a picture and no free lunch.
      Written September 9, 2023
    • specialteacherokc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Rafting Fun!
      Great rafting company that is budget-friendly. You won’t be sorry. Friendly folks. Knowledgeable guides. Ride with them.
      Written September 9, 2023
    • Adam B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lost Paddle is the Best
      Can’t say enough wonderful things about Lost Paddle rafting. Our previous family rafting experience has been family floats on the Delaware river. We booked the full day through both Bighorn and Royal Gorge. A lazy float this trip is not. We booked last minute and Kelly accommodated all of our requests, including getting food to suit our very picky kids with dietary restrictions. We were a family of five and our youngest is 12 years old. Everyone was excited but maybe a little nervous about the Class IV+ rapids. All the guides were great but we lucked out getting Tyler, who could pilot the river blindfolded. He explained every rapid and maneuver in advance and expertly executed each twist. He also showed us great jumping spots which the kids loved. It’s a fantastic trip that was exciting the whole way down with incredible scenery through the Gorge. If you are lucky enough to find Lost Paddle don‘t hesitate - book them and ask for Tyler.
      Written August 28, 2023
    • christi819
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful. Kelly and crew were awesome
      Kelly and crew were amazing! All river guides are so good. They know every inch of the river. They give you such good instructions. Itvwas my first time and I felt like a pro. Would definitely go back and use Lost paddle river rafting
      Written August 28, 2023
    • Gossemer
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Absolutely great experience on the river..
      We had an awesome time. Jacob made our boys first rafting experience a memorable one. Jacob was an excellent guide with great rafting control, we never felt out of control..
      Written August 24, 2023
    • jenifermkelly
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Adventure
      This was an amazing adventure with an amazing guide. Request Jacob as your guide. Knowledgeable, compassionate, experienced, and entertaining. With Jacob and the eclectic business, Lost Paddle, we got the full experience of white water adventure.
      Written August 19, 2023
    • tomzing
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent fun
      Great Time. Excellent guides with expertise. Had not paddled for years and had no problem with the great instruction. Would go again. Really fun perfect family fun.
      Written August 17, 2023
    • LindaTravels3
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend Lost Paddle
      This was the highlight of our trip! We had never been rafting before, and our guide, Jacob, instructed us well so that we were comfortable. He was very entertaining and made it a fun adventure. We had the time of our lives and can't wait for a chance to do it again now. We highly recommend Lost Paddle Rafting. I should note that they are a small business, but don't let that deter you. They were wonderful to work with and gave us a great, personal experience. I would do it again in a heartbeat!
      Written August 16, 2023
    • Amandakims
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful local business with attention to detail
      Lost Paddle is not only a local small business, their guides are the best in the business! We are repeat customers because of the attention and care the entire staff, including the resident dog, gives to guests. Kudos to leadership for hiring interesting, skilled guides who not only kept us safe, but provided a fun experience! Jacob is the best!
      Written August 15, 2023
    • JenKnobby
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highlight of our trip!
      Loved this trip! Jude was our raft guide and was so amazing with our kids (6/8). Everyone with the business was so friendly and chill (even the dog). Skip booking with the bigger rafting companies and go for a personalized experience with Lost Paddle! My only regret is not booking the full day raft because the time flew by so quickly! We were in CO for a week and this was our favorite adventure!
      Written August 13, 2023
    • 224barbarae
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lost Paddle Rafting
      My husband and I had a blast on our first rafting adventure. Our tour guide was Jude and he was great!! Very experienced and knowledgeable.
      Written August 13, 2023
    • F6004ZVbrianh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Memory of a Lifetime
      What an amazing trip! Jude, our guide, was phenomenal and a fantastic young man. Very knowledgeable. Made the trip so memorable for all of us. I can't recommend Lost Paddle Rafting enough of you're looking to create a lifetime memory. When we make it back to Colorado, we'll definitely be calling Lost Paddle Rafting. Best wishes to our new friends and Jude, best of luck at college.
      Written August 8, 2023
    • thomasal7878
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A day we will never forget
      Hunter was an amazing guide with our four kids. He taught our 9 year old how to guide a small stretch and was super patient and engaging. This was the highlight of our week long tour of Colorado. We even saw a bear! This is a must do! Ask for Hunter.
      Written August 7, 2023
    • amy h
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jacob is awesome!🌊🌊
      We had an awesome time on the rapids!!!! Jacob was the best guide and made the trip better! Highly recommend him as a guide! Will definitely do this again!!!!!!!
      Written August 6, 2023
    • X1910GGjillh
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Family Favorite for our Colorado Vacation
      Our family loved our first time rafting! This was the perfect amount of adventure for all three kids (ages 12, 10, and 6). our guide, Taylor, made it fun while keeping us safe. He was very knowledgeable about the river, Bighorn Sheep Canyon, and rafting in general. The employees in the shop were also very kind and welcoming. we loved the laid back attitude of this company and highly recommend Lost Paddle.
      Written August 6, 2023
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    Justin S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2020 • Friends
    Support small businesses in Cañon City! This operation has very passionate and professional guides (Nate 👍🏼👍🏼), on time operations, and solid equipment. The boats were in great shape and clearly this is a Safety forward tour operator. Kelly went above and beyond with detailed suggestions for mountain biking trails. Thank you for a really fun experience on and off the river
    Written July 8, 2020
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    Jennifer F
    San Diego, CA12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2020
    Our guide was excellent and Royal Gorge was prettier than a lot of rafting trips because you don't see the road much at all. It's mostly gorgeous canyons and rock formations with a scenic train going by. Love this trip. My friend and I had a blast!
    Written June 29, 2020
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    Jim W
    The Royal Gorge is one of the most spectacular whitewater sections of river in the United States! Fantastic scenery and awesome whitewater both. Thanks again for rafting with us! -Jim & Kelly
    Written July 2, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Jason K
    Venice, FL3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2020
    Jon was a great guide that had to take care of a bunch of immature adults and did very well. :D We had a great day going down class 4/5's and nobody got hurt. The views were great and the staff was knowledgeable. There were no delays or issues from start to finish.
    Written June 12, 2020
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    Jim W
    No better place, No better time to be "immature" than on an awesome river trip! Thanks again! -Jim & Kelly
    Written June 14, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Danielle H
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Friends
    Our raft guide was Hunter and he did a great job navigating the high water and instructing us all on what we were to be doing. He was fun and interactive and kept our group lively. Despite the obvious risks of going when the water is so high, we all felt completely confident in him as a guide. The wetsuits were definitely worth paying an extra $10 for as that water was COLD! I’ve gone rafting 4 times now and Lost Paddle was a great ma and pa kind of outfitter; I would definitely recommend going with them over a bigger company.
    Written June 19, 2023
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    John Wellman
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2020
    I took a group of 17-18 year old football players on this tour. We had a blast! Our guides were experienced, knowledgeable, and entertaining. I would highly recommend Lost Paddle Rafting to anyone looking for a Colorado rafting trip.
    Written July 22, 2020
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    Jim W
    Thanks again John! We really had a great time with your group! -Jim & Kelly Wick
    Written July 30, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    gpanza
    Denver, CO3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020
    The Royal Gorge trip was perfect for an adventurous family. Flows were 700+ and that made for some exciting rapids. Not to mention that the scenery was amazing. Lost Paddle had great communication and was very efficient in getting us on the river. Everyone was very friendly and our guide Tyler had excellent knowledge of the river as well as the history of the Gorge.
    Written August 9, 2020
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    Jim W
    Very nice review! Thank you so much for choosing Lost Paddle Rafting! Jim & Kelly
    Written August 10, 2020
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    Jadefess
    Saint Paul, MN2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021
    Super duper fun experience!!! Wonderful staff, they were very professional and welcoming. I really enjoyed being with a smaller company, instead of the large ones that go out in huge groups. You can tell they are passionate about what they do and take it seriously. All the equipment was in great condition, everything felt very safe. 10/10 would recommend!!
    Written July 15, 2021
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    Super duper AWESOME review! Thanks so much for the positive feedback! We will continue to strive to offer the BEST the rafting world can offer! Thanks again! -Jim
    Written August 4, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Jen G
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Friends
    I was extremely nervous going on this trip. I kept hearing how the Arkansas River was dangerous 😳 and how many met their end. That all changed from my first meeting with Lost Paddle and their team with Jacob our guide. We had 3 brand new people on the boat and Jacob was excellent teaching us patiently how to paddle and lean out and in the boat. He had each one of us jumping off the boat and rescuing each other so we became a team. I can't recommend this experience highly enough and Lost Paddle was so accommodating to our large group.
    Written August 20, 2023
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    Eve K
    Topeka, KS17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scheduling our trip was easy online, we needed to change to an earlier time so we called them. They were friendly and easily rescheduled. They answered all of our questions, they are knowledgeable and easy to work with.
    On the day of our adventure the owner and guides took their time to ensure we understood the possibilities due to the water level and flow rate, all of the rapids in the Gorge were Class 5. Our guide clearly explained his paddling instructions/commands and positioning on the raft. Once in the water we practiced each command and even practiced falling out of the raft and rescuing each person.
    Along our trip we heard about the history/wildlife/geology of the area along with some stories of other rafting adventures. Our guide was very personable.
    The whitewater itself was outstanding and quite the adrenaline rush! I loved every minute of our time with Lost Paddle. They are a great local small business that I’m happy to support and won’t hesitate to use again. I can’t wait to come back and do it again.
    Written July 1, 2023
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    Phil T
    Seattle, WA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022 • Friends
    Tyler was one of four guides for our large Scout group and he was awesome. His technical mastery of the river was excellent and he let our boat try more adventurous routes through the rapids. We also watched all of the other companies pull their boats out short of our final destination which included an awesome surfing contest on a lower set of rapids through town. Would highly recommend lost paddle.
    Written July 13, 2022
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    Jim W
    Outstanding write up! Thanks again for rafting with us we appreciate your business!
    Written July 16, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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