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Full Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Adventure Canon City CO provided by Journey Quest

Full Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Adventure Canon City CO

Full Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Adventure Canon City CO
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About
The Royal Gorge is one of the most thrilling and exciting whitewater rafting trips on the Arkansas River. Enjoy the beauty and thrill of God’s creation as you experience 1,000 foot high canyon walls, confront exciting Class III-V rapids, and see the famous Royal Gorge Bridge. Full-day trips start with Bighorn Canyon (class III-IV), break for a delicious riverside lunch, then drop into the Royal Gorge (class IV-V). Journey Quest is a non-profit Christ-centered rafting ministry, and these trip are uplifting, family-friendly adventures. You’ll love the scenery, the experience, and the intentional ministry led by our guides on this Colorado whitewater rafting adventure. The Royal Gorge is a serious section of river. Previous class III or higher paddling experience and strong swimming ability are recommended for all guests. For the safety of our guests and guides, we cannot take guests who are over 250lbs or individuals with a history of heart or serious medical problems.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Raft Colorado's most popular river with one of Journey Quest's professional guides!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 118132P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Enjoy a delicious river-side lunch! • High Quality River Safety Equipment (PFD, Helmet, Splash Jacket) • Highly Trained, Professional Guide • Transportation to and from the river • Free wetsuit rental for full-day trips
Exclusions
Gratituity (optional) • High quality photos are available for purchase (optional)
Duration
6–7 hours
Departure details
Journey Quest - Royal Gorge Office, 559 County Rd 3A Unit #B, Cañon City, CO 81212, USA From Colorado Springs, take I-25 to exit 140, and follow Hwy 115 South to Hwy 50. Turn right (west) on Hwy 50 and travel West through Canon City. From Canon City continue 8 miles West on Hwy 50, and turn left on County Rd 3A (Signs for Royal Gorge Park & Bridge). Journey Quest is approx 1/4 mile on the right in front of the Royal Gorge KOA. Plan on just over an hour from Downtown Colorado Springs.
Inclusions
Enjoy a delicious river-side lunch! • High Quality River Safety Equipment (PFD, Helmet, Splash Jacket) • Highly Trained, Professional Guide • Transportation to and from the river • Free wetsuit rental for full-day trips
Exclusions
Gratituity (optional) • High quality photos are available for purchase (optional)
Departure details
Journey Quest - Royal Gorge Office, 559 County Rd 3A Unit #B, Cañon City, CO 81212, USA From Colorado Springs, take I-25 to exit 140, and follow Hwy 115 South to Hwy 50. Turn right (west) on Hwy 50 and travel West through Canon City. From Canon City continue 8 miles West on Hwy 50, and turn left on County Rd 3A (Signs for Royal Gorge Park & Bridge). Journey Quest is approx 1/4 mile on the right in front of the Royal Gorge KOA. Plan on just over an hour from Downtown Colorado Springs.
Duration
6–7 hours
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a strong 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 24 travelers
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Darren A
3 contributions
Great time!
Aug 2020 • Family
Journey Quest provided a great rafting experience. All of the guides and office personnel were so friendly. I think it was more of a personal experience (and less expensive) than you get with some of the "bigger" rafting companies in the area. Would do another trip with them without hesitation. The Christian aspect is low key and not preachy, so don't let that scare you off.
Written August 7, 2020
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Veronique S
2 contributions
Family friendly adventure! Journey Quest is the best!
Jul 2020
We have went on many raft trips with our family and this one surpassed them all! I would recommend Journey Quest to everyone! Their guides' training is the best around! All their guides and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. You have many options for your family to take on the river...from a nice family float for all ages to a very challenging trip through the Royal Gorge for older teens! You will not be disappointed! I love that is a Christian company that prays before you take your exciting journey on the river also. The prices are amazing also! I would highly recommend this company to everyone! We went on the full day trip through the Royal Gorge with four teenagers with lunch in the middle and everyone had an amazing time!
Written August 3, 2020
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Clint W
Rexburg, ID1 contribution
Great experience
Jul 2020
Journey Quest is a smaller company so they are the best go to go with as opposed to the large scale companies that take massive amounts of boats down the river every day. With a small company we stopped to swim and cliff jump which the bigger companies didn't have time for. Great company I would highly recommend.

BTW - I was a guide for three years with a larger company so I know a great company
Written July 26, 2020
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Hstiffler
Twin Lake, MI4 contributions
Royal Gorge Adventure
Jul 2020 • Family
We enjoyed the full day being on the river enjoying the beauty of God's creation. There were exciting moments but our guide was great!
Written July 23, 2020
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Wesley Trimble
1 contribution
A Personalized River Experience
Jun 2020
There are dozens of rafting companies to choose from on the Arkansas River, but I'd highly recommend choosing Journey Quest for a more personal river experience. Our guide was a professional in every sense of the word. He shared many stories of his experiences as a guide and history of the river, and he really customized the river experience for our family which you might not get with one of the larger companies.

The large rafting companies proved a consistent experience for the masses, but Journey Quest does a great job connecting with their clients on a personal level. All of their staff was helpful and kind. I've rafted with several companies in the past, but I'm sure to return Journey Quest.
Written June 27, 2020
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Jim V
3 contributions
Our Journey Quest river Experience
Jun 2020 • Family
Actually we did three days of rafting on the Arkansas, culminating with the Royal Gorge experience. The water level was still high enough that the river was running at 2000 - 2400 cfs, so we had a few class 4 rapids.

Our guide Mark Anderson was truly an expert who trained us, kept us safe, and inspired us on this unforgettable adventure. He shared interesting and factual information relative to historical events that had taken place along the river. He also prepared delicious meals for all three days, and his colleague Daniel set up tents and prepared our campsites along the way. We were provided with helmets and wetsuits, and

In addition to being an amazing and inspirational wilderness guide and outfitter, Mark is a man of strong Christian faith. He prayed with us, and shared the origin of Journey Quest along with his personal witness. We read and discussed excerpts from the Bible and prayed together both on and off the river.

I wish there were more than five stars in this review. I won’t forget the experience! Fun, thrilling, educational, and inspirational at so many levels. I urge everyone to ride the river with Journey Quest!

NOTE: In selecting “who was with us” in the review, there was not an option for Family (adults) so I selected Family (teens). It was my adult grandson, his dad, and his other granddad.
Written June 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JGB
Grapevine, TX41 contributions
Amazing Trip!
Jun 2020
My father, father-in-law, son and I just got back from a three day trip with Journey Quest. I cannot recommend these folks highly enough. Mark, Steve, Daniel, and the entire team are simply amazing. Our group ranged in age from 23 to 76 and EVERYONE had a good time. Journey Quest focused on two things: 1) Safety and 2) Fun! They succeeded at both. On a multi-day trip we had breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided along the way. What is more, Daniel had our tents setup as we floated into camp every evening. My son told me he felt like we had someone joined camping adventures with five-star resort service. In addition, to fun, Mark provided insightful information regarding the history of the river and even taught us to "read the river" along the way. I think both the grandfathers are ready to be guides :)

Thank you again, Mark and the entire Journey Quest team for an amazing adventure.
Written June 15, 2020
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Amy K
2 contributions
Highly recommended adventure!
Jun 2020
Every step of this trip was top notch! From the check-in and instructions to the actual raft trip, my family and I were treated extremely well and we had an absolute blast! Our guide, Mark, gave us very detailed safety guidelines and took every precaution to make sure we had all of our safety gear ready to go and that we understood techniques and tips on rafting and what to do in the case of unforeseen circumstances. Mark did an excellent job of navigating our trip and giving us clear directions while we were rowing so that we were able to enjoy the class 4-5 rapids as first time rafters. Journey Quest also provided us with some spectacular photos of our trip. Lunch was delicious too!
Written June 8, 2020
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gbonne
Monument, CO37 contributions
Outstanding Experience
We did a full day trip with Journey Quest. We had an outstanding experience. Mark was our guide and he was fantastic. He did not rush us through the day at all. He stopped several times along the way to let us swim, explore and jump off the canyon walls into the water.

Safety was always top of mind with Mark. He did an excellent job of telling us what to expect before we left and he provided excellent direction in the water.

The Royal Gorge does not disappoint! The rapids are big, fast and a lot of fun.

I’d highly recommend Journey Quest for your family. I’d also recommend the full day trip. Beautiful scenery, and a lot of exhilarating experiences for your entire family. A great lunch is also provided.
Written August 10, 2019
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Gerrin M
4 contributions
Mission trip fun day
Aug 2019 • Friends
It was a blast in the gorge with these guys! The group I was with was nervous all the way until we were through a couple small rapids. From there our guide led us through some fun 4s and kept everybody energized the whole way through.
Written August 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Journey Quest
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Just Right!
We had a thrilling time with Steve rafting beautiful Royal Gorge! With two parents and two teenagers, the challenge
E673GUchrist
E673GUchrist
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Big Horn half day
We had a great day on the water. Weather was perfect and our guide was excellent. Will definitely go back
S8715BIlauraj
S8715BIlauraj
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89 YEAR OLD Adventurer well taken care of!
This company is beyond amazing! My 89 year old dad wanted to do another rafting trip, ever since he did one 4 year
Curiosity467483
Curiosity467483
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Wonderful!!
This was a super fun experience and a must do! This was the first time our family of five went rafting with the you
Voyager68646341566
Voyager68646341566
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Fun whitewater rafting adventure
We wanted a half day, moderate level white water rafting experience and this was just that. We lucked out too with
raewilson83
raewilson83
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A Highlight of our Trip to CO
Everyone at Journey Quest was so pleasant and helpful. We took a trip with my family including 2 small children (5
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G7048ZKlesleym
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Amazing group!
This was by far our favorite activity of all in our week in Colorado (Colorado Springs, Estes Park, and Denver). W
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linkmw1614
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Great and professional experience
Very competent and friendly rafting company. I have rafted the Royal George five times throughout my lifetime, and
bobbis238
bobbis238
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Best rafting experience!
Ryan, our guide was great!! He was funny, knowledgeable and made sure we had the very best time. I love that journe
Z8757SEemilyb
Z8757SEemilyb
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Excellent rafting experience!
We thoroughly enjoyed this half-day adventure! All the staff were very friendly and helpful! Our guide, Ricky, wa
ArmyPike
ArmyPike
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Amazing Summer Adventure with JourneyQuest!
This is the most amazing adventure company on the Arkansas River! Of the 48, only two are faithful, and only one-Jo
mt163
mt163
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Great adventure
Excellent rafting company. Staff were great and trip was a blast! Definitely do the morning half day trip for the
473darcyt
473darcyt
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Only way to take in Colorado mountain beauty!
The people there are amazing and super friendly. They had their hands full with a raft full of first timers. The ow
304dawnj
304dawnj
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Great experience
We had a great time floating Bighorn. Our guide, Brooke, was well skilled and knowledgeable about the river we floa
jereem2015
jereem2015
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Great first rafting trip
We did this trip on a 95 deg day family of 5 (2parents and 3 teens). The morning was a great learning and watching
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