River Runners at the Royal Gorge

River Runners at the Royal Gorge

River Runners at the Royal Gorge
5

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles322 reviews
Excellent
300
Very good
12
Average
4
Poor
2
Terrible
4

elliestrips
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
So this trip has completely made me love river rafting. Our guide KP(you can request him as ur guide I recommend him) made the adventure amazing and he has 16 years of experience. He made plenty of jokes but also acknowledged our safety and directed us very well on how to paddle our way through. I highly recommend this commercial rafting trip there wasn't one point i found boring through those 3 hours and all the staff is sociable and extremely friendly. I rode on the class four rapids with my father in the gorge I suggest you do this rather than brown canyon the royal gorge rafting is always going to be fun and has lots of waves/scenery and is great for kids and adults alike id say 8+ will enjoy it. Any younger and it might be a little too scary. The rafting is very safe as long as you are attentive and listen to what the guide is telling you. This is 100% something i'll never forget experiencing and the story that comes with it is a memory i'll look forward to sharing with every one.
Written July 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi Ellies020, Thank you for the awesome review! We're thrilled you had a great time with KP and hope to take your family rafting again. Sincerely, Becky
Written November 19, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bob W
Colorado Springs, CO11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
I've been on whitewater rafting trips with River Runners several times before including this full-day trip through Bighorn Sheep Canyon and the Royal Gorge. KP was our expert, personable, veteran guide through the high, turbulent waters and took us down the center of all the major wave sets making for an adventurous, exhilarating day on the Arkansas River. His enthusiasm for the sport is contagious, and our crew of five had a fantastic time. I highly recommend River Runners for a memorable, safe Colorado outdoor adventure.
Written June 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi Bob W, Thank you for the awesomely detailed review! We're glad you had such a great time with KP and truly appreciate your continued patronage of River Runners. We'll be sure to share your kind words with KP. We look forward to more adventures with you! Sincerely, Becky
Written November 24, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mary M
Craig, Alaska, United States17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
We visited River Runners in Canõn City on July 5, 2020. Maverick Ballard was our River Guide, and he was awesome! The weather was perfect, not too hot or cold. We even jumped in the water for a VERY brief experience...BRRRRR! LOL! All I can say is Stay in the Boat, and Listen to your Guide. They’re very professional, and the trip was a total success. I do recommend avoiding cotton, and wearing a suit under your clothes, because you will get wet. Have a towel ready for afterwards. Tons of fun! We will definitely be going back, and I hope Maverick is our Guide again next time!
Written July 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi MAMH33, Thank you for the awesome review! We're thrilled your group had so much fun with Maverick! Looking forward to taking your group out again next summer. Sincerely, Becky
Written November 19, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sonya F
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Hello, I rafted at Royal Gorge on July 6th 2020. A group of 4 , my husband and myself and the tour guide JOSH! It was great going down until, another boat side swiped us and lodging us onto a huge rock and causing the man to be thrown out of our boat into treacherous water! He fell in between the boulder and two boats sucking him under in the hydraulics and finally bobbed his head up out of water for a split second, until the water sucked him under again. He finally made it to shallow side with others boaters who stopped. We were wedged on a rock and the boat was stuck. Then, another tour guide threw a rope and the next man grabbed the rope and guide was able to pull him to shore with the help of the man swimming. Josh asked me to get out of boat and get on to this rock so he could try to push us off, I responded with a few choice words and asked did he lose his mind? My husband did however , it was ragging water and my husband ended up in that water and not enough man strength to pull him with that stupid rope. After fighting that water 300yds down and been sucked under for so long. Finally, two boys from another boat grabbed my husband as he was about to go underneath their boat they saved him. I seen my husband take his last breath and he had no more strength. Luckily they pulled him in the boat, he survived. Water isn’t forgiving. God puts people in your path for a reason, that day God had his hands on these boys. Giving God the glory ❤️🙏
Written July 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi 658sonyaf, Wow! We are certainly thankful everyone on the river that day made it back safe. River Runners takes safety very seriously and our river guides must endure grueling training in order to be qualified to guide guests on the Royal Gorge Advanced section. Our guides have current CPR/First Aid certifications and Swift-water Safety Skills. The rapids on the Gorge section are classified IV-V and the river flows were quite high the week of your trip. The Royal Gorge trip is not for the faint of heart and guests should only book this trip if they are strong swimmers and at peak physical fitness. And even then, the rapids can be demanding and your situation can change in an instant. Again, truly grateful everyone was safe out there. Sincerely, Becky
Written November 19, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

loren
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
My husband and I did the Bighorn sheep 1/2 day run. Neither of us has ever rafted before and this was a great first time experience!
Preston was our guide and he was knowledgeable and funny. He gave us information about the area during the less "active" moments and made a lot of funny little "dad jokes" along the way. We had a really great time and will be happy to book with River Runner's again in the future.
Written September 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi Lpacka, Thanks for the great review. We are glad you had a good time with Preston. We will let him know you enjoyed it. Come back and see us! -Travis
Written October 28, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lindsey Pratt
Buena Vista, CO11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
My fam & I went rafting with river runners & we had an incredible time. Mac was our guide, & man was he cool! He was so knowledgeable about the gorge & had so many cool stories & facts. I would highly recommend this company & if you go, request Mac!! His 20+ years of experience made us feel safe & excited, & when he hit rapids, he hit them big!! Awesome trip.
Written June 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi Louloupratt, Thank you for the awesome review! We're thrilled your family had such a great time with Mac. We will certainly share your review with him. Come see us again soon! Kind regards, Becky
Written November 24, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Janet B
Champaign, IL29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
KP was our guide for a half day trip down the Bighorn. Our raft was a bit heavier than most with 7 adults, many of them towering above 6 feet, yet we never were slowed or got stuck on a rock. The views were scenic although we never spied any sheep. KP was great at instructions and navigating the waters to maximize our fun. Well organized company. We had a great time!
Written July 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi Janet B, Thank you for the great 5-star review! We're glad your family had a fun time with KP on the river and we hope to take you again. Sincerely, Becky
Written November 19, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Val
McKinney, TX1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
As a first-timer in water rafting, I did not feel prepared at all for this extreme activity. Our raft guide, Bri, helped ease our nerves of being in the rapids. She did a great job guiding us through the water and was a great and funny conversationist. We will definitely recommend her and this company to our friends and family who visit Colorado Springs. Bri, we'll definitely be back in the summer to take on the Royal Gorge with you!
Written August 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi Zoey, We are glad your first time rafting was a positive experience. The Royal Gorge will be an awesome trip for your second time. Thanks for the great review! -Travis
Written November 17, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lynnwood
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
We did the full day Bighorn Sheep Canyon trip with River Runners near Canon City, Co. My wife and I were the only rafters except for the guide. Our guide was Avery. He was great. He answered a thousand questions. By the way, he rowed the entire 5 hours. We would highly recommend.
Written August 1, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Heidi P
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Great trip with our guide, Matt. He was funny and informative and most importantly, he kept calm at all times which helped with my nerves. We did the beginner 1/2 day trip on the Big Horn, and for me, it had just enough rapids with nice calm stretches in between. My teen sons who have rafted before would have preferred more thrills, but for me it was just right. Would highly recommend.
Written July 1, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 322

River Runners at the Royal Gorge - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All Canon City HotelsCanon City Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Canon City
All things to do in Canon City
Spas & Wellness in Canon CityDay Trips in Canon City
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars