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About Raft Masters
Raft Masters has been in business under the same ownership since 1989. We offer quality rafting trips on two great rivers, the Arkansas River and the Clear Creek. The Arkansas River is 45 miles southwest of Colorado Springs in Cañon City. We provide thrills in the Royal Gorge, family fun on the Bighorn Sheep Canyon, and a gentle Family Float for little ones not quite ready for the big stuff. Raft Masters always offers FREE wetsuit, river boot and splash jacket rentals for all of our guests for comfort and safety.
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If you've always wanted to try rafting, get a splashy start in Colorado’s Bighorn Sheep Canyon on this half-day whitewater tour that's perfect for beginners and families. River guides provide all the gear you need and safety instruction to get you paddling down class I-III rapids on this scenic stretch of the Arkansas River. On calmer sections, look out for bighorn sheep and other Rocky Mountain wildlife along the way.
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Debbie B wrote a review Sep 2021
Birmingham, Alabama27 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I were First time rafters , 59 and 60 yrs old, when we booked the half day Sept 12 Royal Gorge trip. Was a little nervous because it sounded as if it were for more advanced rafters and we were afraid we might not be fit enough for the trip. We had a blast! The folks at Raft Masters are great. When we arrived we were given a locker where we could secure some small items, keys, billfold, shoes etc. Then picked out a helmet and waited to be fitted for a life vest. We then loaded up on a school bus and headed to the drop off point. During the ride the guides gave an informative and detailed safety talk laced with some good humor. Once in the water, Our guide was an excellent and very patient teacher….he maneuvered us down the river without fail. No one in our raft joined the swim team! We had such a great time, we laughed and talked about when we could come back again because we had so much fun. These people know what they are doing and are very organized. They are also very hard workers!!!! Imagine getting a group of complete strangers on a rubber raft and getting them to do what it takes to allow you to guide the boat down class 4 rapids!!!??? Not once, but several times a day !!!!! The water was low during our visit and we hope to come back in the summer when the water is higher.
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Date of experience: September 2021
Sean G wrote a review Sep 2021
3 contributions
Wasn’t sure if rafting would be our thing? WELL…. We had an AMAZING experience with Riley and the rest of the Raft Masters staff! They are professional and instilled confidence that the trip would be adventurous yet safe. We experienced nothing but this the whole time down the Gorge section. Thanks for the great adventure, will be back again!!
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Date of experience: September 2021
Autie101 wrote a review Sep 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
It was the best experience with friends! The whole time was great! Cole was our guide and we'd go back again! Cole's the best!
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~NV wrote a review Sep 2021
Louisiana317 contributions49 helpful votes
It went something like this…..mom you wanna go rafting? Slow at first but we got the swing of it, row 2 times, back 2 times, lean in, high side! Didn’t expect I’d have to grab the rope, then pull my mom back in. Sunshine falls got us, flipping out was the best part! So much adrenaline, the water was fresh and cool! Matt was our river guide and he was great! We had 5 rafts go out that afternoon. These guys all work in unison and communicate clearly, I felt calm and safe the entire trip! The guides were all very professional and cares about everyones safety. My mom wanted to go back later that week and master Sunshine falls, but I tortured her instead and made her hike Manitou Incline instead. Colorado in general was the best outdoor adventure vacation I’ve ever been on! Raft Masters we are already planning our return for the spring rapids!!!
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kathy2080 wrote a review Aug 2021
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This was an amazing family adventure. This was the first rafting trip for our family and a couple of us were a little apprehensive, but within the first few minuets in the raft we were all relaxed and having a great time. Our guide, Cole was the BEST! He was funny and kept us all in the boat! My kids both want to go back and do the Royal Gorge. I would definitely recommend this trip and Cole!
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Date of experience: August 2021