We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Whitewater Adventure Outfitters

Canon City, CO, USA
More
About Whitewater Adventure Outfitters
Exciting Raft Trips in the Royal Gorge. Family Fun rafting in Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Located one mile west of Canon City, Colorado. Only one hour from Colorado Springs. Our professional, experienced guides are committed to Safety and Excellence. Our 20th year! Great Deals- Great Guides- Great Fun!
Closed Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
See all hours
Travelers talk about
701Reviews1Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 663
  • 18
  • 12
  • 3
  • 5
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Djhende wrote a review Aug 2020
Springfield, Missouri26 contributions6 helpful votes
Was upset that because of my boys age 8 & 12 that we couldn’t float through the Royal Gorge. It ended up being a great trip. My boys had an amazing time. The staff was very professional and safety oriented but still allowed for plenty of fun. Make sure you allow for a lot of time before or after the trip to hang out and eat at the attached Whitewater Bar and Grill.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2020
Helpful
Share
Amy B wrote a review Jun 2020
Clarksville, Michigan6 contributions2 helpful votes
Our family of 4 with 2 teenage boys had a blast. It was just the right mix of thrilling, fun, and scenic beauty. Absolutely amazing!
Read more
Date of experience: June 2020
Helpful
Share
JF Bordeleau wrote a review Oct 2019
Ottawa, Canada1,547 contributions790 helpful votes
We were looking for activities in the Canon City area. There are definitely several providers of white water rafting with almost all of them offering combos with other "local" activities. We settled on WhiteWater Adventure Outfitters as they offered a pretty decent Zipline/Rafting package, which included lunch. Not a huge discount vs booking separately, but enough of a discount for us to consider. What I liked: Great guides (Madie and another one I believe) who took the time to explain safety features and adapted to a group that was ranging in age from 8 to over 60! The Classic course is just the right amount of walking/hiking in between each lines, with nothing being really too extreme. The lines themselves had maybe two higher thrill lines with the others being ok on the thrill scale. One of the guide offered to do "duo ziplining" with out little one on a few occasions which was greatly appreciated. There were a few water stops along the trail (no need to carry your own water bottle). The course felt very safe yet provided enough of a thrill to be worthwhile. A great initiation to more traditional ziplining in a nice environment. What to watch for/could be improved: This is more of a warning, than an area of improvement. This is "traditional" ziplining which after your guide has hooked you up, you are in control of your own speed and breaking. This isn't one of those tourist attraction based zipline with a huge incline. It is a course where you will walk in between the different lines Highly recommended
Read more
Date of experience: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
N.Nikstad wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution
First time on a whitewater trip and we had a lot fun. Whitewater Adventure Outfitters made it easy and affordable to experience the whitewater. Ian our boat master and guide was very good. He navigated the waters expertly keeping us safe. Ian was knowledgeable about the Royal Gorge and kept the trip interesting and fun. Would recommend Whitewater Adventure Outfitters to anyone looking for a fun afternoon.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from KathyK2254, Owner at Whitewater Adventure Outfitters
Responded Sep 10, 2019
Thank you for your review and thank you for rafting with WAO! It's nice to hear that your guide Ian did such a great job and helped make the trip memorable for you, we hope to see you again!!
Read more
Heather F wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution
Guides were awesome and patient. Explained everything well to prepare us for the rapids. We chose the Royal Gorge half day with 3s, 4s, and 4+. Water was rougher than usual, which gave us an even memorable experience. Tacos, our guide, gave crash courses before every rapid as well as rapid specific details we needed to prepare for. Highly recommend this company.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from KathyK2254, Manager at Whitewater Adventure Outfitters
Responded Aug 29, 2019
Thank you for your review and thank you for rafting with WAO! It's nice to hear that your guide Tacos did such a great job and helped make the trip memorable for you, we hope to see you again!!
Read more
Previous