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“Best day EVER!!”

Royal Gorge Rafting
Ranked #1 of 17 Tours in Canon City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Royal Gorge Rafting, Zip Line Tours & the White Water Bar & Grill ~ One Location, 100% Fun!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed July 28, 2011

That's what you'll hear when you take your kids white water rafting and ziplineing with Royal Gorge Rafting. We really had a great time. This was our first ever rafting trip. RGR has got it "going on" and you will not be disappointed in them. We took advantage of the 1/2 day rafting and 1/2 day zipline with lunch included. This is your best deal. Raft in the morning, get changed stop by thier full service bar and grill for lunch and then on to the zipline. On your raft tour ask for Ty, he'll treat you right and you might get a treat of some cold water swim time. On the zip line ask for Mark and Frazier, these guys are the best!! With all the raft companies to choose from, make this one your choice - you will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: July 2011
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

Not only does Royal Gorge Rafting take you on an exciting adventure down the Arkansas River, they give you an experience of a lifetime. Whether you are paddling through roaring rapids with the biggest smile on your face or sitting back to enjoy the beautiful views surrounding you and getting a small history lesson of the gorge and some silly jokes from your guide, this is the place to be. Not only will you get to experience this first hand, but you will also have a chance to take these memories home with you. RGR has some of the BEST photographers who will kayak next to you and ahead of you to take snap shots of you smiling and laughing the whole way through. An added bonus to the trip is the White Water Bar & Grill which is conveniently located next to RGR where you can head to after your trip and enjoy a cold beverage, some grub and see all of your photo's on multiple TV's. They are so good at RGR I've been back 5 different times already this Summer. Check them out, you won't regret it!

Date of experience: July 2011
1  Thank ashleenalmt
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

We just did a full day of rafting today starting with the beginner course in the morning which was very good training for the more intense day ahead. Lunch was just exceptional, I was very impressed with the guides preperation and friendliness during the lunch break. After lunch we launched off and began the more extreme rapids in the Gorge. Chris was our guide and it seemed that he acted very professional yet still found the time to be very friendly and even took the time to turn us around and show us the raging rapids that we had just gone through ALSO inspiring us with "high fives" with the paddles that really makes you feel as if everything is a team effort! Afterwards many of the staff came into the bar and continued talking with the riders which really made us feel even more great about what we had accomplished that day. Overall Royal Gorge Rafting really impressed us and made the trip unforgettable. If you go, be absolutely sure to ask for Chris, he is by far the nicest and friendliest guide there and doesn't mind "charging" through the rapids and showing you an awesome adventure, whereas some of the other companies rafts almost seemed to avoid some rapids leaving for a very boring trip. Very glad to have gone with RGR!

Date of experience: July 2011
Thank GraysonMorrison
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

It was our first rafting trip with our 6 year daughter. The whole operation from start to finish new exactly what they were doing. Everyone was nice and our guide Robie was excellent. Our daughter just loved it and wants to go next weekend again. We are already talking about when we will again. After rafting we ate lunch and hung out at their bar and grill. It has a great outdoor area with seating, beach volleyball, kids play sets, horse shoes and backyard golf. I cannot say enough about RGR!

Date of experience: July 2011
Thank jhogsett
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Reviewed July 24, 2011

We went to Canon City for a family weekend get-away. We chose to raft and zip line with RGR. It was more than the time of our lives. It was an absolutely blast. The guides for zip-lining as well as rafting are knowledgable not only on their respective activity, but also on the area, providing information, tips, and trivia. Our guides for zip-lining were very safety conscious without making us nervous or uneasy about the risks involved (its WAY safer than I thought it was). They were also more than willing to make things comfortable for us and were able to ease any anxiety we may have. They made the trip even more fun than the zips themselves. Our entire experience with RGR, as well as the White Water Bar and Grill was more than we could have asked for or expected. Way to go! I can't wait to go back and do it again! Maybe a full day of rafting this time instead of just a half day (which was still incredible!!)

Date of experience: July 2011
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