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Half Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Adventure
Ranked #1 of 18 Tours in Canon City
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Owner description: Your next great Colorado Adventure starts here! Offering whitewater rafting trips on North America's most popular river, mountain bike tours along the Continental Divide, guided ATV tours throughout the High Country, and Ziplining over rugged Colorado canyons. Let us help you plan your vacation of a lifetime. "Epic Adventures. Inspired Hospitality."
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We were lucky enough to book one of the last trips of the season. We booked a full day trip the Friday of Labor Day weekend. The staff was incredible from those who answer the phone, during check in, the guide, and the safety kayaker. They honored a buy one get one 1/2 off coupon after I booked the trip. That's great customer service.

We booked a full day trip. Alex, our guide, was great. He is very experienced and makes the trip even more enjoyable. Alex, hope you enjoyed your trip home to NY. In the morning we rafted through the Big Horn Sheep Canyon. We were the only two on the raft. It was great practice for the afternoon trip through the Royal Gorge. The scenery was beautiful. I highly recommend this portion of the trip for those who do not feel ready for the Royal Gorge.

We were provided with lunch - hamburgers. The advantage of booking with AAE is that lunch is served at headquarters - which is great because you have access to restrooms and your car. No need to take a van to return. Just hop out of the raft and walk up the hill and lunch is served.

After lunch we picked up a few more rafters and Sean (our safety kayaker). Rafting through the Royal Gorge was exciting. Thank god for Sean who had to pull me from the river after I fell out of the raft. I even spotted a bear during the trip (apparently the guides had seen a cub during the week), but this was the first time the adult bear was spotted.

Best part of the trip was that during the whole day we did not see another raft on the river making the trip that much more special. Although the water level may not be as high as in the spring I highly recommend this trip at the end of the season to avoid the crowds.

We looked at many rafting companies and I'm so glad we chose AAE. Thanks to everyone at AAE for setting the tone for our Colorado Vacation.

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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Our visit was awesome. We took a 1/2 day trip on Browns Canyon Class 2 and 3, and we will be back, using this company (and it's guides) to take on the more challenging section,Numbers, in the future for sure.The Arkansas River is beautiful, and offers alot to soak in between the rapids and scenery combined. I'll never forget it.

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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Had a blast. Facility nice, guide and hosts very fun. Thanks for a wonderful trip. See you in May for the bigger rapids!!


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Reviewed September 4, 2012

My daughter and two young grandchildren from the east coast joined me on the Bighorn rafting trip and we had an awesome time. The kids were a bit freightened at the beginning after listening to the " what to do if..." speech by our guide (Curtis), but once in the water and on our way everyone had a wonderful time, getting thoroughly soaked on a hot day. Wonderful. Would recommend this trip to young children.

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Reviewed August 29, 2012

What a great adventure for vacation! The people, equipment and most certainly the scenery was the absolute best. Well worth the drive and we are sure to return in the future. They were also very helpful in locating a good place to eat once we were done with our adventure. They know the area well and were a wealth of information for tourists like us.
Mr & Mrs Sam

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