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Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours

Canon City, CO, USA
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About Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours
The Royal Gorge Rafting trip is suitable for ages 13 and up, depending on the water levels. You will enter a 1000 ft gorge, famous for the name "Royal Gorge Arch." Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting has Colorado Springs most popular family rafting trip, suitable for anyone 6 years of age or older. The Arkansas River offers a moderate challenge, fun waves, extraordinary views, and a chance to see the Bighorn Sheep. Our rafting trips will be accompanied by our team of professional support kayakers and photographers.
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Royal Gorge Rafting and Zipline Tour(FREE gear use!) - Raft, Classic Zip & lunch

Splash through one of the most famous canyons in the American West on a combo Royal Gorge rafting and zipline adventure. Tackle the whitewater rapids on this most dramatic section of the Arkansas River, and then strap in for a high-flying zipline ride than spans more than a mile of stunning Colorado scenery. In between activities, recharge with lunch at a rustic bar and grill near the river.
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10 hours
from $179.00

Half Day Royal Gorge Rafting Trip (FREE wetsuit use!) - Class IV Extreme fun!

Half day whitewater rafting adventure through the Royal Gorge.  Approximately a 3-hour tour on a 10-mile stretch of class III/IV whitewater.  The Royal Gorge is world renowned for the epic scenery of the 1200 foot walls that tower over you, while you raft below the world's highest suspension bridge. FREE use of all river gear!
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3 hours
from $89.00

Classic Zip Line Tour - 9 zip lines, speeds up to 55 MPH. All abilities.

Gorgeous views of the Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range! Adrenaline Meets Beauty!

While zipping along you will be able to reach speeds of up to 55+ mph on up to 20 cables. Our longest zip line of the Classic Course is the 9th and final zip, a dual side by side 1002 foot racing zip line that will allow you to challenge your friends with a race to the finish!
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2 hours
from $89.00

Bighorn Sheep Canyon Half Day Tour (FREE wetsuit use!) 9AM Departure. Min age 6.

Get a scenic introduction to one of Colorado's favorite outdoor activities with a rafting tour of the Bighorn Sheep Canyon. With easy access and mellow rapids, this stretch of the Arkansas River is a great choice for beginning rafters and families with children age 6 and up. In between tackling rapids like ‘Spikebuck’ and ‘Sharks Tooth,’ enjoy classic Colorado scenery on smoother stretches.
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3 hours
from $79.00

Royal Gorge Rafting Half Day Tour (FREE wetsuit use!) - Class IV Extreme fun!

Leave civilization behind for a few hours on a half-day rafting tour through Royal Gorge. The thrilling 3-hour excursion is the perfect opportunity to combine your love of nature and adventure sports. The class III, IV, and V rapids take you through Sunshine Falls, the Narrows, Sledgehammer, and more. You can leave your camera on dry land, as a professional photographer takes pictures that are available for purchase.
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3 hours
from $89.00
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merrisa rivoire wrote a review Dec 2020
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Tangles and Mike did an excellent job leading me and my siblings through the zip lining course! It was our first time and some of us were very nervous but they made us feel very comfortable and safe! Would definitely recommend to others! We had a blast!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from James W, General Manager at Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are so happy to hear about your experience with our guides. Tangles and Mike make a great team and are always crowd-pleasers. We look forward to you visiting us again, maybe next time for a rafting trip down the Royal Gorge and lunch at White Water Bar and Grill! Kyleigh Guest Relations
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J.J. Hummon wrote a review Dec 2020
Englewood, Florida5 contributions
The Zip lining was great but we were disappointed with the photos. Out of 217 photos about 15 were good. the guy didn't know what he was doing clearly.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Chris G wrote a review Nov 2020
Canon City, Colorado1 contribution
We live eight miles from here. I can’t believe that we have never done this before. We will be going every year now. So much fun.....
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from James W, General Manager at Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours
Responded Nov 30, 2020
It's awesome that you live so close to us and can take advantage of our activities! We offer year-round zip line tours so you can visit us any time! During the summer months, you can cool down with an envigorating whitewater rafting trip down the world-renowned Royal Gorge. We offer trips for all abilities so feel free to bring your friends and family. Since you are a local, we have special discounts available for Fremont County residents. Please take advantage of the benefits of living in such an amazing place! We look forward to seeing you again soon! ~ Jax Guest Relations
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Gabrielle R wrote a review Oct 2020
Fort Worth, Texas25 contributions6 helpful votes
This is such an awesome zip lining experience. My husband and I had been zip lining before but this was on another level of fun. There is some uphill hiking but it’s worth every bit of it to get to do this adventure. Derek and McKayla were great and they were very helpful through all of it. There is a long 1700ft run that gets you going around 70 mph on a good day and we had that today! Highly recommend for anyone looking for a thrill that isn’t afraid of heights! This will not disappoint.
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Response from James W, Owner at Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours
Responded Nov 30, 2020
We're really happy to hear about your awesome experience on the Extreme Zip Line Course with Derek and Michaela! They are both very skilled zip line guides and also love to have fun on course. Sounds like you had a thrilling time reaching such high speeds! We look forward to you visiting us again and hope you will consider one of our awesome package deals that include zip lining, a delicious lunch at our White Water Bar & Grill, and an exhilarating whitewater rafting trip through the Royal Gorge! ~ Jax Guest Relations
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Couple_OR_Travelers wrote a review Oct 2020
Salem, Oregon86 contributions21 helpful votes
We did this zip line tour (the standard version not the extreme) as a family adventure. No young kids, we’re all adults. The group was small which was really nice and the guides were awesome. They were patient with us since we’re all novices and took the time to show us exactly what to do. There’s a short test zip (you don’t even move on the wire) at the beginning where they explain how to slow yourself down and how to lay back in the harness. Everyone in the group was a novice and because of the instruction none of had any issues on the entire course. The scenery is incredible, the weather was beautiful and the company was awesome. It was a great day. I’d highly recommend this place for those “bit more adventurous” crowd type people. Remember to bring a gratuity for your guides if you think they deserve it. Ours certainly did!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from James W, Front Office Manager at Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours
Responded Nov 30, 2020
The Classic Zip Line Course is definitely perfect for all ages! It is adventurous yet simple enough to handle for the first time, especially if you have never zip lined before. We're so happy to hear that you had a good time zipping with us! We take guests from all walks of life and abilities so our guides are usually very patient and go at the group's pace. We're glad our guides made you feel comfortable and you had a good experience. Next time you're in our area, we suggest trying a whitewater rafting trip. We look forward to seeing you again! Thank you! ~ Jax Guest Relations
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