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Raft Masters has been in business under the same ownership since 1989 and we have offered quality rafting trips on two great rivers. The Arkansas River is 45 miles southwest of Colorado Springs near Canon City. We provide thrills in the Royal Gorge...more
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

Took my July birthday babies rafting! WE LOVED IT!! the twins had a blast! We want to return soon!!!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

This was a fantastic rafting trip! Lots of rapids but skilled guide! Would highly recommend Raft Masters

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank springhill58
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Our guide Aaron was extremely knowledgeable and funny! They also were informative so that we were prepared for our trip before arrival. I would recommend this company for your white water rafting trips. They provide all equipment necessary.All you have to do is book, show...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mary a
Reviewed September 29, 2018

This was our first time white water rafting and it was incredible! We did the half day Royal Gorge trip, which we were a little nervous about given its class III-V rating. After talking with one of the ladies in the office, she said nothing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Trhalfeler
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Completely entertaining adventure! Rafting the Royal Gorge has been on my bucket list for several years, and Raft Masters provided a delightful trip. The staff is wonderful: friendly, knowledgeable, and engaging. They were serious about safety, but delivered instructions in a fun and appealing manner....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Barbara E
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Lots of fun, our guide Collin was very knowledgeable of the river and kept it fun and exciting. The river company was one of the best I've ever dealt with. Would highly recommend if your up for a challenge.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

Calley was wonderful in resolving a reservation issue. I was very pleased with the excellent service! Would book with them again!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bobinatina
Reviewed September 10, 2018

We rafted the Royal Gorge in late summer (September), so the water levels were low. It was still a blast - more technically challenging due to having to navigate through boulders that are usually submerged. Our guide Tim was fantastic, and the guides did a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HoustonHendon
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Had the best time with Cal (from Ohio) as our guide. The entire experience from start to finish was awesome. The river/canyons/gorge are beautiful. During the trip you will see the train and raft under the bridge and gondola. Lots of history is shared along...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cindyf3k
Kizzy R, Guest Relations Manager at Canon City Full-Day Whitewater Rafting in Royal Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Awesome News! We're so happy you had such a great time in the beautiful Royal Gorge with Cal! We love review like this and thank you so much for taking the time! Remember, you can always request Cal as your guide next time! :)

Reviewed September 6, 2018

This experience was the highlight of our entire vacation! I am so glad we did the full day because we got to warm up on some smaller rapids and then experience the more intense one after lunch. Our guide, Brandyn, was awesome and would highly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EmilyS3284
Kizzy R, Guest Relations Manager at Canon City Full-Day Whitewater Rafting in Royal Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you Emily, for this great review! We love Brandyn to and thank you for the recommendation for him and Raft Masters! We hope you come back and see us again!

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Javier F
June 23, 2016|
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Response from Lyn S | Property representative |
The family float is class I /II water - mostly flat. For more adventure, I recommend taking your 5 year old on the Bighorn Sheep Canyon section. It goes up to class III rapids, and is suitable for ages 5 and up.
Lexy H
June 19, 2015|
Response from Raftin_Junkie | Property representative |
With the Paddle and Saddle package lunch is included. Lunch consist of hamburgers, hot dogs, and build your own sandwiches and is served at our own Eddie Out Cafe.
Lexy H
May 25, 2015|
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Response from Raftin_Junkie | Property representative |
Yes, we do both and can do them as a half day or a full day. The Bighorn Sheep Canyon is class 2 and 3 and is great for ages 5 and up. The Royal Gorge is class 3, 4, and 4 plus and is great for ages 14 and up. The Royal... More
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Wonderful Trip, Thanks for the Suggestions (5 Replies)
Thanks for giving me ideas and advice for our group trip in the Colorado Springs area. We had a wonderful June trip and I will write reviews soon. Here are some things we did and places visited; Pikes Peak Cog RR, Air Force Academy, Manitou Springs, Garden of the Gods, Cliff House, Old Colorado City, North Cheyenne Canon Park, Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Phantom Canyon Brewing Co, Flying W, Jake & Telly's, Raft Masters Bighorn Sheep Canyon, Pizza Madness Canon City, Mueller State Park,...More
June 28, 2011|
Response frommisspWestSlope_CO|
Sounds like you kept everyone busy and had a lot of fun! We're looking forward to reviews and details. If you'd like to post some highlights here on this thread, you can do it as replies to your post, and then we can link this to the frequently asked questions so that it can easily be found later by people who are looking for things to do.
Minneapolis, MN
Family Activities Near Royal Gorge (7 Replies)
I am currently planning the middle part of our trip to Colorado in late July/early August. Our children are 7 and 10 years old. I am looking for ideas and advice regarding the Royal Gorge area in Colorado. We would like to do a family rafting trip and visit the Royal Gorge. Currently I am thinking about staying 3 nights in Canyon City for 2 days activities. Is that too much/too little? Can you see the Royal Gorge and go rafting in a single day? Do children enjoy the train ride through the...More
January 05, 2010|
Response fromSS34|
I can't say much as far as family stuff to do, but the rafting is great. When I took my dad and his wife we did a full day trip and used clear creek rafting clearcreekrafting.com and had a great experience. To raft through the Gorge though, it's class IV rapids, so might not be the best idea for kids. You can do a half day trip that stops before those rapids that they would enjoy. There's also things on top of the Royal Gorge for families, although I heard it's expensive. I would also spend...More
North Richland Hills, Texas
Rafting options near Fort Collins, Co. (4 Replies)
Our softball team of 12 year old girls is participating in a tournament near Fort Collins. We would like to plan a team trip with families on a rafting trip. I am looking up locations and companies but would like to know if anyone has some input for me. There of course is several rivers that can be rafted and I wanted to see if anyone could tell me what they thought was best. I would say everyone will probably be beginners but athletic. I see companies offering trips down the Poudre River as...More
April 24, 2013|
Response fromJDK1213|
Thanks for your response and the link. Can't believe I didn't add when we are going. Our trip is the first week of July this summer. We definitely do not want just a float trip. We would like it to have some action. I believe everyone on the trip will be within the age and size range as well as able to paddle. Most of the parents are athletic enough to enjoy the challenging trip.