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Bighorn Sheep Canyon Full-Day Experience provided by Lost Paddle Rafting

Bighorn Sheep Canyon Full-Day Experience

Bighorn Sheep Canyon Full-Day Experience
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Duration:
8h
Group size:
250
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Group size:
    250
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Explore Colorado's Bighorn Sheep Canyon with this full-day river experience. Spend six hours rafting along the Arkansas River, an ideal excursion for first-time rafters and families with kids. Bighorn Sheep Canyon provides beautiful vistas set in a diverse desert ecology, with a variety of Class II and II whitewater rapids. Prepare to have fun and get soaked. A fresh, gourmet deli-style lunch is included, and there will be plenty of opportunities to stop and swim along the way.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • One of the calmer stretches of the Arkansas River, Bighorn Sheep Canyon meanders 18 miles through southern Colorado’s high desert landscape and makes an ideal rafting destination for beginning and intermediate rafters. Meet your friendly river guide at the outpost in Cañon City, located approximately 1 hour southwest of Colorado Springs. Gear up with a life vest, helmet and paddle and get an overview of rafting safety and techniques. After transport to the river launch point, set off on the currents and navigate through exciting class II and II whitewater rapids with names like Maytag, Five Points, Spike Buck and Double Dip. Your guide will help with technique and ensure everyone's safety throughout the journey. During calmer stretches, soak up the wild desert scenery of southern Colorado and keep an eye out for herds of the canyon’s namesake animal, which make their home among the rocky riverbanks. Midday, hop ashore for a deli-style picnic lunch and a chance to swim in quieter sections of the river. After reaching the end of the 18-mile stretch, you'll be transported back to the outpost, where you can purchase souvenir photos to commemorate your river adventure. Come prepared with sunscreen, sunglasses and quick-drying clothes, as you're sure to get wet! No rafting experience is required, and children age 6 and over are welcome.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • One of the calmer stretches of the Arkansas River, Bighorn Sheep Canyon meanders 18 miles through southern Colorado’s high desert landscape and makes an ideal rafting destination for beginning and intermediate rafters. Meet your friendly river guide at the outpost in Cañon City, located approximately 1 hour southwest of Colorado Springs. Gear up with a life vest, helmet and paddle and get an overview of rafting safety and techniques. After transport to the river launch point, set off on the currents and navigate through exciting class II and II whitewater rapids with names like Maytag, Five Points, Spike Buck and Double Dip. Your guide will help with technique and ensure everyone's safety throughout the journey. During calmer stretches, soak up the wild desert scenery of southern Colorado and keep an eye out for herds of the canyon’s namesake animal, which make their home among the rocky riverbanks. Midday, hop ashore for a deli-style picnic lunch and a chance to swim in quieter sections of the river. After reaching the end of the 18-mile stretch, you'll be transported back to the outpost, where you can purchase souvenir photos to commemorate your river adventure. Come prepared with sunscreen, sunglasses and quick-drying clothes, as you're sure to get wet! No rafting experience is required, and children age 6 and over are welcome.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8558P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Arkansas River
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • 1420 Royal Gorge Blvd, Cañon City, CO 81212, USA Lost Paddle Rafting 1420 Royal Gorge Blvd Canon City, Colorado 81212
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Minimum age is six years old
  • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 250 travelers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Arkansas River
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • 1420 Royal Gorge Blvd, Cañon City, CO 81212, USA Lost Paddle Rafting 1420 Royal Gorge Blvd Canon City, Colorado 81212
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Minimum age is six years old
  • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 250 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1420 Royal Gorge Blvd
    1420 Royal Gorge Blvd, Cañon City, CO 81212, USA
    Lost Paddle Rafting 1420 Royal Gorge Blvd Canon City, Colorado 81212
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    Canon City
    Stop: 2 hours
    An amazing, full-day experience on the Arkansas River never seems long enough. Beginning in Canon City, Colorado, this Class II-III introductory whitewater trip is great for first timers and families wanting an exhilarating day of rafting in Colorado. Enjoy beautiful vistas set against the majestic Sangre De Cristo Mountain range, with varied rapids like Maytag, Five Points, Spike Buck, and Double Dip sure to leave a lasting and memorable impression. The canyon has abundant wildlife in their natural habitat, so there are plenty of viewing opportunities between the rapids, along the river's meandering banks. There are 18 miles of unforgettable whitewater to traverse. This full-day adventure includes a fresh, gourmet, deli-style lunch and plenty of opportunities to stop and swim along the way. Bring swimwear and/or synthetic, quick-dry layers, snug-fitting shoes or sandals with a heal strap, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
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    Pass by
    Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
    Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience
    Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center
    Museum of Colorado Prisons
    Skyline Drive
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Greg M
Tulsa, OK1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
I highly recommend this rafting outfitter. The guide “Frank” was fun, entertaining and shared local history alone the way.
I will back next season.
Written August 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for rafting with us, and thanks for writing up a review! We appreciate your patronage! See you next season! -Jim & Kelly
Written August 22, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Zac S
1 contribution
Jul 2021
Amazing experience with an excellent guide! Will was extremely knowledgeable and a great guide on our journey. Would definitely reccomend!
Written August 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks again for choosing Lost Paddle Rafting Company! -Jim
Written August 4, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hurricanes R
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
What a great way to spend a day. Very professional and fun. Lunch was lovely by the river and we saw big horn sheep.
Written July 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for choosing Lost Paddle Rafting! -Jim
Written August 4, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris D
3 contributions
Jun 2021
Had a great trip with Anna as our guide. Very fun experience and learned a lot on the trip as well. She was full of cool facts and knowledge about the area.
Written June 26, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Anna loves what she does and it shows! Thanks again for your business!
Written June 29, 2021
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Kate C
st paul246 contributions
Jun 2021
I always say--ANY day on the river beats any day on land. And rafting the Arkansa River with Lost Paddle Rafting was super: knowledgable staff in the office, great river guides-- friendly and funny too, and excellent navigating through the rapids. Five of us rafted ranging in age from 68 to 14, and we all said-- what a fabulous day on the river.
Written June 22, 2021
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Jim W
I'll echo those sentiments! Yo just can't beat river-time! Thanks again for rafting with us here at Lost Paddle :-)
Written June 24, 2021
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Millers4
1 contribution
Jun 2020
What a great time! This was our first experience rafting, and it was memorable. Andrew, our guide, was fantastic. Super patient and reassuring with all of us.
We did the full day trip. Picnic lunch was provided halfway through, and it was huge. The water was really clear, a few different opportunities for rock jumping and swimming which our sons loved.
Purchased the photo package, and received 17 pictures for the price. Funny to see the looks on everyone's faces after the fact.
Would do it again in a heartbeat. Great small company--friendly, efficient, and fun!
Written August 23, 2020
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Sarah C
4 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Excellent customer service, small business, and personalize rafting experience. My family had the best experience ever. We will be coming back in the future.
Written August 22, 2020
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Lynnette O
1 contribution
Aug 2020
Our guide, Maddie, was incredible! Patient with my three kids, and helped us all to feel comfortable and confident on the raft. Thank you, Maddie, you made our trip AWESOME!
Written August 17, 2020
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Becca G
1 contribution
Aug 2020
Such a fun trip! Our guide Maddie was fantastic, she was fun to chat with and knew the river super well. Would highly recommend.
Written August 16, 2020
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Norma jean V
United States3 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Nice family company. Made my family feel comfortable for being first time rafters. I would say she did great as we did not tip over and no one fell out. Lunch was great too. Very personable employees!
Written July 28, 2020
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Jim W
Thanks for rafting with our team at Lost Paddle Rafting! Glad you didn't fall out ;-)
Written July 30, 2020
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By: Lost Paddle Rafting
katec784
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Rafted with these outfitters numerous times
Rafting the Arkansas River provides an opportunity to feel the river and the rapids. Our guide was great, the lunch
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W6031ZVlindsayw
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Awesome raft trip!
This was such a fun experience! My kids and I had a great time. The staff was all super friendly and very knowledge
JCBallardArtImages
JCBallardArtImages
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Fun but harrowing adventure
Would have given 5 stars but 3 people fell out. Rider beware-when they say "bump" they mean "buckle down buttercup"
U6023KOcourtneym
U6023KOcourtneym
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Wonderful trip
My husband and I has a great time on this trip. Andrew was a great guide! We are looking forward to doing this ag
E6855DAjena
E6855DAjena
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Adrenaline Rush!
What an adrenaline rush! My husband and I are both beginner rafters and we were a little nervous, but the instructi
leomL3768TY
leomL3768TY
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Awesome rafting trip..
This was one awesome water rafting experience. I absolutely loved it.. and the guide's were awesome. Andrew was t
Amandakims
Amandakims
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Can’t say enough great things about this local company!
We truly lucked out finding this great local company online! It felt like our business was appreciated and all thos
M3614UWvaleriea
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Bighorn Sheep Canyon Half-Day Rafting
My husband and I had an amazing time! Our guide was Frank and he took great care to make sure we had fun while stay
richmC3241DM
richmC3241DM
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Great time had by all
Tyler is a fantastic guide, very personable, and very familiar with the river. It seemed like our raft had more fu
Hoksila66
Hoksila66
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Good wet fun!
Had a great trip through the Gorge, the guide, Tyler, was excellent. Very enjoyable, very easy going group. Definit
amysO6678QD
amysO6678QD
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Amazing experience!
I did the half day royal gorge trip with my daughter and it was the best part of our trip! Our guide Tyler was fant
matthewlZ2475RN
matthewlZ2475RN
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Awesome!
Awesome trip. A small company that can give you experiences like stopping and jumping off of a 15ft. rock into the
P1576ZUsarahl
P1576ZUsarahl
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Great, small company
This is a small company that can really get to know the group. The guides were experienced and offered a stop to ju
62micahm
62micahm
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Great Trip
Denver and his human, Tyler, were our guides the first half of the trip, and they did a great job. Although Denver
emilyrC6465BR
emilyrC6465BR
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Excellent Rafting Trip
Amazing trip. So much fun. Our raft had rafters from 6 - 68 years and the trip was great for everyone. Frank was th
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