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Address: 50905 W US Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212-9749
Phone Number: 800-530-8212
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Exciting Raft Trips in the Royal Gorge. Family Fun rafting in Bighorn Sheep...

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!

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Book with Confidence - Easily Best Experience with Any Outfitter!

Before booking our trip, I talked multiple times with the owners regarding the best trip/boat for our family. All of my questions were answered with patience. I can not say the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Before booking our trip, I talked multiple times with the owners regarding the best trip/boat for our family. All of my questions were answered with patience. I can not say the same thing about other outfitters who were very inflexible regarding my 13 year old. We finally booked a trip for 5 on the Royal Gorge. The night before our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When researching an experience for the whole family, there were a handful of options all of which sounded identical. Choosing WAO proved to be the best decision we could have made. Due to age, our family split between two different 1/2 day trips and WAO was more than accommodating. Our guide for the Big Horn Sheep trip, Jenna, was engaging,... More 

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Harrisonville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went white water rafting yesterday, and the weather was perfect! Bradley was our guide and he was awesome! His experience in white water rafting made our first experience perfect. Lunch was prepared by the crew and on top of having plenty, it was also delicious! I would suggest that when you first check-in though , you let them know... More 

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Bolingbrook, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Signed up for a 1/2 day beginners white water rafting trip. Well organized from the beginning. One of the few small family owned companies left in the area. Highly recommended!!!! Went on the Big horn Arkansas river tour. My family had a blast!!! Brian, Our guide was personable, professional and made the trip more than what it should have been.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Weather was perfect for good rapids. Very organized, knowledagble and friendly guides. Ok for newbies and families

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family of four (teens 19 and 14) went on guided paddle boat tour thru the Big Horn loop with category 2 and 3 Rapids. This is a small locally owned business. Our family thought we were on the oar boat which involves little involvement by the participants. Our daughter was terrified and did not want to go at all!... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took two friends on their first rafting trip, the Bighorn Sheep Canyon half day. I've gone on two rafting trips with this company, and I'll keep coming back every time I want to go out on the Arkansas River. This outfitter is not the flashiest or fanciest, which I like actually. They are reasonably priced and just want you to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were in Colorado for our honeymooniversary and since he had never been whitewater rafting before, I knew we had to go. I found Whitewater Adventure Outfitters via trip advisor and since it had the best reviews we booked our trip. From the moment I booked our trip online with Kathy I knew it was a great... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family went rafting with WAO this past weekend. The office is easy to find on Highway 50 just west of Canon City. Bradley, our guide, was great. The trip was 9 miles with a stop near the halfway point for a quick swim. The temperature was in the 90's and the 60 degree water was refreshing. We experienced 4... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While my family loved the knowledge of our guide , I must say the lunch was quite lacking. There was not enough food for our trip. There were not enough cups for water for everyone ( I had to share my daughters cup). After looking around at the other outfitters spread of food , I was wishing ours looked as... More 

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