The experience was amazing. Our guide Alfredo was awesome. He is very knowledgeable and was wonderful with our group who had never done white water rafting before.More
The experience was amazing. Our guide Alfredo was awesome. He is very knowledgeable and was wonderful with our group who had never done white water rafting before.MoreShow less
Thank you for your review Tammey. Alfredo does a great job for us and he'll be recognized for being in two TripAdvisor reviews in a row!
My husband and I went on a float in September. It was Wonderful! Only advise is wear your swimsuit and shoes with a strap so you won’t have to rent anything. Also this is key,bring your own Waterproof disposable camera! The pics they sell were soooo expensive for just one!!!! Very sad I didn’t get one but $70 a pic was ridiculous!!!!!
We appreciate your choosing to join Echo Canyon for your raft trip this summer! You definitely want to start with a swimsuit or quick drying clothes, and sports sandals are always the best option when temps are warmer and wetsuit gear isn't necessary for warmth. We'll do a better job next year of letting our guests know what the costs are for photos - it sounds like we confused you on the rate. Our packages range from $49 to $115. Also, at the our rafting check-in counter we also sell a low cost / high quality waterproof phone pouch so you can bring your own 'camera' and get some shots at a very affordable rate.
Thanks for joining us and for offering your review! We hope to see you next time!
As a part of a large family, we have many different ideas of fun. This trip was fun and exciting for all of us, from young to old. Our guides were fun and helpful; they had the experience to make the trip as fun as possible for all of us.
Thanks for making rafting at Echo Canyon a part of your family get together! Our guides do an exceptional job of adapting trips to a variety of ages and interests. I'm happy to hear we hit the mark for your group, and we thank you so much for trusting us to provide a rafting trip for all of you!
There were 6 in our group - 2 seniors, 2 younger adults, 2 young teen girls. This was a first time trip for the teens and one of the adults and was just right for our skill level. Rapids were mostly 2's and 3's. Scenery was great as was our guide. River is a bit narrow in places, follows the highway, and water was low the day we were there, so raft snagged on rocks several times. But everyone had fun and I wished we had booked the 6 hour trip with lunch instead of the half day! We thought pricing was reasonable, although photo package was expensive. (Pictures were great!) Would definitely recommend, but make sure you go when water levels are good. We were also very happy with the glamping tents and the Mile 8 Bar and Grill at this location. Canon City was a great 3 day stop for us on an extended vacation.
Thanks so much for spending a long weekend with us, Pat! We did see some lower river flows late this summer, but it's great to hear your group still have an enjoyable first rafting trip. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the glamping tents as well, and also our on-site restaurant. Thanks again for joining us, and of course for your time in offering a review!
We came here 2 years ago while touring in Colorado with 8 friends, we had 2 rafts between us and never stopped laughing. We were with a different group of friends this year, we had said to them during our trip how much of a great time we had 2016, you know what its like when you hype something up and then think was it a fluke, well it wasn't. Our guide was great, full of fun and banter right from the off, he knew what he was doing and had us laughing all the way, he asked us if we wanted to try and put the raft in a hole, he explained what would or could happen and we went for it, we couldn't stop laughing as the water was just rushing in over the front of the raft, we were up to our waists in water, and the raft wasn't moving. Our friends are still talking about it 2 months later. We would highly recommend doing one of the trips, it is good fun and all the family can take part, the guides are very professional and take it seriously, and are still able to make it a fun experience, not being able to swim isn't a stopper, they provide the wet suits which aid flotation and life vests.
Thanks for returning for another trip with us, and thank goodness (for us and for you!) your guide delivered on how much you talked up your previous trip with us! From your description, you joined us at a water level ideal for 'surfing' - steering the raft into a mild hydraulic or hole that keeps the raft in place for a while. Trust me, your guide loved it just as much as you guys did! Thanks for coming back, bringing your friends, and writing a great review. Also, we love your username!
We had a great tie on our trip. The guides are all friendly and knowledgeable. Equipment was clean and in good condition. The restaurant has good food too, so it can be a nice relaxing extended outing. We did make a reservation in advance. We went over Labor Day weekend, so the water was lower and slower than mid summer. We look forward to going again earlier in the season.
Thanks for entrusting your first rafting experience with Echo Canyon! We appreciate reviews like yours that talk about more than just the rafting, but also the overall experience with details. Thanks for your review and we look forward to seeing you next time!
I was excited to get invited to join 6 colleagues to raft the Royal Gorge. The drive in was full of anticipation. We were placed in two rafts. Both of our guides did an excellent job coaching us and keeping us steered in the right direction so we could enjoy all the River had to offer. We even got to stop and watch a herd of mountain goats navigate the cliffs. What a day. I will go back.
That does sound like a good business trip! Thanks for tagging along with your colleagues, and for taking the time to offer your review - we sure do appreciate you!
My boyfriend and I did the Royal Gorge 1/2 day trip for my birthday. We were nervous before getting on the water since it was our first time and we were expecting our arms to most likely give out or one of us fall out of the boat. The guides told us it was the lowest recorded water level for the day we went, so it was much harder to get over some of the rocks without the water helping push us along. The rapids weren't as quick & steep as I expected, but it was the end of the summer and it hadn't rained in some time. Our guide was excellent when we'd get stuck on a rock or needed to maneuver differently- he did seem a little annoyed though with my group. (possibly due to everyone being first-timers/the girls in our raft complained extensively/we weren't following his instructions since they were shouted so quickly and at times not loud enough). Overall we really enjoyed it. I researched MANY white water rafting trips throughout Colorado and chose Echo Canyon due to price, what's included, location, difficulty of rapids involved, and amenities.
Thanks for your review, Haley. I'm glad to hear you did a fair amount of research before choosing to raft with us, and we're honored you chose Echo!
We did see very low water flows at the end of our rafting season this year. As a guide myself, I'm guessing your guide was frustrated for getting hung up on the rocks rather then with the two of your and the other paddlers. That's just a guess, but we have pretty high expectations for ourselves as we navigate the rapids with our crews. Regardless, he should not have even given you a hint of frustration with his crew. We cater to many first time rafters, and it's important to make your first rafting experience a stellar one. Thanks for mentioning this aspect of your trip, and we hope to see you another time!
My grandson and I took this whitewater experience. it was well organized, safe, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a chance to see nature at its best.
Thank you for joining us with your grandson! I'm pleased to hear you found us to be a good choice for rafting on the Arkansas River. Come back and join us again!
This is a great company to have a rafting experience with! They teach you everything you need to know to stay safe but also have a great time. I booked a trip here for an anniversary gift for my boyfriend since he had never been rafting before and he loved it. We will definitely return again next season! Kieran was our guide and he was great!
Thanks for joining us and for your great review, Camille! Kieran has been with us for a few years now, so it's really nice to hear he's providing a first rate trip for his guests. When you reserve your trip next year you can certainly request Kieran if he's available on the day you end up rafting. Thanks!
Highly professional staff, great facility, clean & accomodating. Our first time rafting in a group of 9 friends (early 30’s men and women). Our guide was awesome! Skilled, knowledgeable, friendly- but let us do our own thing and be ourselves (even recvomnded some local nightlife). We had a blast! Lots of laughing and paddle high 5’s. I’ll be back for sure, this was the highlight of our vacation.
That's the highest compliment we could receive - the highlight of your vacation! Thanks so much for rafting with us and for for providing a wonderful review. We certainly hope we can host you again another time. Thanks!