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Intermediate Bighorn Sheep Canyon Whitewater Rafting Trip provided by Arkansas River Tours

Intermediate Bighorn Sheep Canyon Whitewater Rafting Trip

Intermediate Bighorn Sheep Canyon Whitewater Rafting Trip
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98% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3–4 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
175
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 55559P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Use of Helmet/Life Vest/Splash Jacket
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • The listed price does not include the wetsuit and wetsuit bootie rentals. You are not required to rent these items but they are here if you need them.
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • Arkansas River Tours - Royal Gorge Office, 49311 W U.S. 50 B, Cañon City, CO 81212, USA Drive west on Hwy 50 from Canon City just over 1 mile and we will be on the right at the road for Skyline Drive
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Recommended dress code is no cotton. Anything synthetic such as swimwear, workout gear, and sandals/sneakers with a heel. No flip flops for crocks!
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 175 travelers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Use of Helmet/Life Vest/Splash Jacket
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • The listed price does not include the wetsuit and wetsuit bootie rentals. You are not required to rent these items but they are here if you need them.
Departure details
  • Arkansas River Tours - Royal Gorge Office, 49311 W U.S. 50 B, Cañon City, CO 81212, USA Drive west on Hwy 50 from Canon City just over 1 mile and we will be on the right at the road for Skyline Drive
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Recommended dress code is no cotton. Anything synthetic such as swimwear, workout gear, and sandals/sneakers with a heel. No flip flops for crocks!
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 175 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Dec 2, 2020
A note from Intermediate Bighorn Sheep Canyon Whitewater Rafting Trip
Masks will not be worn on the river as it is hazardous in a water environment
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Arkansas River Tours - Royal Gorge Office
    49311 W U.S. 50 B, Cañon City, CO 81212, USA
    Drive west on Hwy 50 from Canon City just over 1 mile and we will be on the right at the road for Skyline Drive
    See address & details
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    Arkansas River Tours
    Stop: 45 minutes
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    Arkansas River Tours - Royal Gorge Office
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
161 reviews
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Gvick
1 contribution
Jul 2020
Rafting the Bighorn Sheep Canyon was a very enjoyable trip! Water was good and ART did a fine job of outfitting us to get on the water in light of COVID-19 and distancing guidelines. Our guide Bari B did an awesome job on the river and made the trip a fun one, giving us insights to the river and local features. We will definitely do this again.
Online booking was easy and we did a package deal, having lunch at Cotopaxi after the raft trip, which was a well prepared and tasty meal! Then, we also got tickets to the Royal Gorge and that was an impressive experience too! Tickets allowed us to go to the Gorge on a different day to accommodate for the weather.
Written August 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that your rafting trip with us was a blast. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the future.
Written May 26, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ErinIsArya23
1 contribution
My nieces and I had an amazing time doing the half day Big Sheep Canyon trip with Richie. After the safety talk, we were a little nervous, but he did a fabulous job instructing our group once on the raft and we never felt unsafe while out in the water. He was also just fun to chat with and learn from. My nieces were talking about how cool he was the entire car ride to our next activity! I highly recommend you take this rafting trip and hope you’re lucky enough to get Richie as your guide!
Written May 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Written May 21, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carol J
1 contribution
Jul 2021
This was a Christmas present for our Grandchildren ages 8 and 10. They were nervous at first but soon got into it. I think the paddle high fives did the trick. By the end they were totally enjoying the trip. We did a full day trip which included a lunch on the rivers shore. It was excellent with lots of condiments for our sandwiches. Marshal was excellent in relating stories about the area, geology and previous rafting experiences. He also did a great job reassuring the kids and engaging with them...maybe its because he's a kid himself, sorry Mars. When we got back to their parents the kids said they would only do another raft trip if it was class 3 and 4...no 2s.
Written July 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled to hear that you and you grandkids had a fun experience rafting with us. We look forward to seeing you in the future.
Written May 26, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cddmoore
Baton Rouge, LA8 contributions
My husband and I took our 13 year old daughter on the 2 full day white water rafting and 1 night camping trip. We had a blast! Calvin was an incredible guide! He was very experienced, safe, knowledgeable about the areas, very personable, and really made sure that our 13 year old got the thrill she was seeking- all while being aware of safety.

We had a big lunch each day, dinner on the night of the camp out (yummy steaks) and a delicious camp breakfast. Calvin was a great cook!

We rented our camping gear from ART. Everything was very clean and very comfortable.

I called the office several times before our trip and they happily answered all of my questions.

We saw many other tours but I think that ART was the best!

I highly recommend ART!
Written June 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are glad to hear your positivity both on the staff and Calvin! We hope to see you again for another trip!
Written July 20, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kelley P
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
Our ART Bighorn Sheep Canyon Whitewater Rafting Trip was the highlight of our trip to Colorado! Booking was super easy through their website for a raft and rail package and their info on what to expect/what to bring was spot on. Paula and the other nice lady at the front desk were super helpful with places to visit and eat I. The area. Our biggest highlight was our guide, Ron Jon, he was AWESOME!!!! He is super knowledgeable about rafting and the area, has a great sense of humor, made a great lunch, and was great about making this a super fun trip for my kids. We will definitely be back!!
Written June 17, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Judy D
Rochester, United States1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
We had a wonderful time on our full-day trip. Our guide, Nate, did an excellent job getting us through the river and he was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We saw bighorn sheep in the morning, right on the river’s edge, so that was really cool.

We loved that ART is a smaller company, so they take good care of you. We hope to return again soon and take on the Royal Gorge next time. We highly recommend this tour company!
Written July 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you had a a wonderful time on the trip and that you got to see the bighorn sheep that we love and value so much. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Written May 21, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

coreypellet
Texas1 contribution
This was my 8th rafting trip in Colorado since 1995. I’ve also done 3 in New Mexico in that time. This was by far the best rafting adventure I’ve had.

I can’t recommend Arkansas River Tours (ART) enough. It starts with location. Just minutes outside Canon City with easy access off HHWY 50. Friendly staff greet you as you enter the clean facility. Rafts and equipment were the best I’ve been offered too.

Best part of rafting with ART is the guides. They’re funny, energetic, and lead the rafters in silly chants to get everyone amped up.

Our guide, Amanda, was awesome. The BEST guide I’ve had in ALL my trips. She’s funny - corny jokes and all. Amanda’s also a knowledgeable and skilled guide.

Had a blast and my 17 year old son smiled the whole time. Thanks Amanda and ART. We will be back.

Trust me, choose Arkansas River Tours. You will be stoked you did.

Corey Pellét
Written July 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic time with our guide Amanda. We appreciate your review and hope to take you down the river again soon.
Written July 18, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris G
Onamia, MN2 contributions
We visited CO from MN, and whitewater rafting was on our bucket list. Did lots of searching for a company and so glad we landed on Arkansas River Tours! It is a bit smaller company than some so it felt more personal, rather than being just another tourist. We did the 1/2 day Bighorn Sheep Canyon trip with our three kids (ages 10, 16 & 18). Everyone had a blast! We didn’t want a boring float trip and our guide, Kyle, made sure we hit all the rapids! He was awesome, informative and made sure we all had fun. We highly recommend A.R.T. and would love to come back and do an overnight trip with them! Thank you Kyle for making our first trip so much fun, we are hooked!
Written August 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you had a great rafting experience with us. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the future.
Written June 2, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alexander M
San Antonio, TX42 contributions
Jun 2020
We selected this group because they were willing to provide a private rafting experience for our group of 3, including private transport to the river from their headquarters in Cotopaxi.
When we arrived, there was a bit of confusion, despite the fact that we had made arrangements through 2 phone calls and at least 2 emails, but within 15 minutes it seemed that things got set into motion.
Our guide Marshall was superb. His encyclopedic knowledge of the Arkansas River and environs amounted to a 3 hour class in history, environmental science, and folklore that we thoroughly enjoyed. My son wanted to stop to swim and he was most accommodating. The only knock on the river (we did the Bighorn Sheep Canyon halfday trip, putting in at Rincon) is that there are many flat parts of this river and not many significant rapids for a flow of 1100cfs.
Written July 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you had a good rafting experience with us. We are looking forward to rafting with you again in the future.
Written June 2, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ZuZu P
Niceville, FL103 contributions
Although my husband and teens have been white water rafting, it was the first time for me and my 9 year old. We originally chose ART for the combo ATV tour but then decided to raft only and go closer to Colorado Springs. Had a great first time with Nate as our guide. Got to do some fun extras - bounced off a rock and spun through some rapids.
Written August 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you chose to go rafting with us and that you had a great first experience. We look forward to rafting with you again soon.
Written May 21, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Arkansas River Tours
Johnandjox
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Epic rafting
Thanks for an epic 3 days. We camped, ate, and rafted on the Arkansas River in Colorado under the expert guidance
rickmI6498XQ
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Amazing time, book with Kyle today!
We did the morning Royal Gorge run with Kyle, and had an absolute blast. Stop searching and book this trip. Kyle
rickers2015
rickers2015
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Great experience!
An amazing time! We did the full day with the back half down the Royal Gorge. Our guide just happened to be the o
695kacif
695kacif
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Amazing!
My family and I did the half day Royal Gorge and I highly recommend it- especially having Kyle W. as a guide!!! I’l
482kristap
482kristap
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Amazing experience for first timers!
We loved our whitewater rafting experience! I was with my mom and my two teenage boys who had never rafted before.
elvira583
elvira583
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Great Experience
I was very nervous as I have never rafted before but we had a great experience. Jonah was our guide, he was very f
dognutz2022
dognutz2022
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F$cking Awesome
Avery was a soldier ass guide. My gf and I were paired up with family of 4 degenerates who didn't know left from ri
Dez555666
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Ayo River!
This was my most fun river trip I’ve taken, and the last one had beer! Lol. I’m really bummed that I don’t get to b
O9118IEkateb
O9118IEkateb
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Loved it!
ART was awesome! we brought a huge group and all the guides were very accommodating and kind. The rapids were very
Sparky_MVP
Sparky_MVP
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Awesome!!!
Cat or Kat was awesome!! Great ride with lots of experience, made the ride super low pressure and we had a blast. 1
rodfamadventure
rodfamadventure
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Great Family Activity
I can't say enough about what a great experience we had Whitewater Rafting at the Royal Gorge. We were visiting our
Timothy R
Timothy R
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Great whitewater trip!
Great 1/2 day whitewater rafting experience. Our guide, Alli, was very skilled, fun and great to paddle with. The s
cathylS3953QH
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A Must do
A must do in Colorado. It was our first time and can’t say enough great things. Great guide, great adventure & over
michaelrM1786ID
michaelrM1786ID
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BETTER THAN IMAGINED!!
we had an incredible time!! Our guide, Ethan, made sure we had fun and were safe as well. He kept us laughing and
73kirkg
73kirkg
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World class scenery. Fun rapids!
We had a great time. Kat was our guide and she kept us well informed about the river, each set of rapids and some o
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