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“So unbelievably AMAZING!!!”

Royal Gorge Rafting
Ranked #1 of 18 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 September 15, 2014

Royal Gorge Rafting is the greatest place I have ever been. They exceeded my expectations by leaps and bounds. We went rafting and zip lining and our guides; Cam, Jeff, and KT were so great! They truly made our experience extra special. They are all so amazing at what they do. Guides make or break your trip and I can say that our guides made our trips. I have not rafted or used any other companies in the area, but I will not ever go anywhere other than Royal Gorge Rafting. In addition to great guides, the rest of the staff (office, photographers, etc.) were all fantastic as well. Every single person we encountered during our time at Royal Gorge Rafting was pleasant and went above and beyond to make our trip great. We will be returning every summer from here on out because of the fantastic experience we had. This adventure and our wonderful guides truly made this a trip of a lifetime! Thank you, thank you, thank you to Cam, Jeff and KT and everyone at Royal Gorge Rafting.

1  Thank Ashley M
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ColoradoJames, Front Office Manager at Royal Gorge Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2014

Wow, we're thrilled that you had such a wonderful time with us! We love what we do here and we employ staff that are friendly and personable. We want our guests to have an unforgettable, fun experience with us! We're glad that all of our staff in the various departments were hospitable towards you.

Thank you for writing such an awesome review! We really look forward to you coming back and spending another day with us rafting and zip lining! Feel free to request those same guides or try some other guides for a different but fun experience.

Jax

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Reviewed September 12, 2014

Five friends and I decided to do a spur of the moment rafting trip while we were in Canon City. We had heard of RGR and wanted to see it for ourselves. Booking the trip was easy and the people in the office were very friendly! We were a little nervous for whoever our guide was going to be because all of us girls are outdoor educators, and half of us had previously been raft guides. We were hoping for someone who could understand that, handle us, and take us for a good trip down the river. We totally lucked out with Kevin! He was the best! He recognized our skills and used them effectively. The trip was fantastic, and the way he talked us through how he was seeing the river was great. Risk management was definitely a high priority for this company. Towards the tail end of the trip when the water was not quite as powerful, he took the time to teach us some native plants and animals that we could see from the water, as well as some interesting history about the area and the river. Kevin really knew his stuff! At the end of our outing we ate at the bar that was on site. AWESOME FOOD! And it was nice to have the raft guides around so we could chat with them while we had dinner. I would highly recommend this place! I can't wait to go back.

1  Thank Kayla W
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ColoradoJames, Front Office Manager at Royal Gorge Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2014

Thank you for choosing us for your rafting trip! We're thrilled that you had an enjoyable trip with Kevin! He is a very experienced guide on the Arkansas River and extremely knowledgeable about the area. Our guests range from nervous first-timers to experienced thrill-seekers and our guides know just how to cater to any group and make it an awesome trip. Not only is the Royal Gorge filled with action-packed class III/IV rapids, there are also spots to relax and enjoy the breath-taking scenery.

The White Water Bar & Grill is very conveniently located on our property and has a great atmosphere to relax in before or after a trip, not to mention enjoy some delicious food. We love it so much that most of our staff tends to spend a couple of hours there after work.

Thank you again, for rafting with us! We really look forward to you coming back to visit us again soon! Perhaps you could spend a day with us and try some zip lining with us as well.

Jax

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Reviewed September 9, 2014

whitewater rafting the royal gorge with royal gorge rafting was the best part of my colorado trip. we did the zipline/rafting combo and spent a whole day with this great group. lunch was provided at the white water bar and grill and we were able to enjoy some sand volleyball, horseshoes, and tether ball in-between adventures. the rafting guides are very knowledgable and have a ton of experience (our guide was Ryan and he was great!). we even got a little history lesson during the less intense parts of the river. our outing included 4 rafts with 4-5 people ea plus 1 guide on each boat. we were a very diverse group with a wide range of ability level but everyone stayed in the boat and had an awesome time!!

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ColoradoJames, Front Office Manager at Royal Gorge Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2014

We're so glad you chose to go rafting and zip lining with us and that it was the best part of your vacation! The package deals are really a great deal and a wonderful way for you to spend the day! We encourage our staff to be friendly and personable so that we can create an unforgettable, fun experience for our guests. Ryan is an extremely skilled and knowledgeable raft guide on the Arkansas River and we're happy you had an awesome time with him.

Thank you for spending a day rafting and zipping with us! We hope that you will come back to visit us again soon!

Jax

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Reviewed September 6, 2014

My husband and I are from IL an just got married and we wanted a adventures in CO for our honeymoon! Wow did we get it. We started our trip zip lining with our guides KT and Ben. They were extremely knowledgable and funny! It was a blast! We took the basic course and can't wait to come back for the extreme course!

Then we got a complimentary lunch and some time to rest up for rafting!

Our guide Cameron was amazing! We learned so much about rafting to history of the area! Don't get me wrong it's a work out but the best kind! You feel so exhilarated and it kicks ur tush! What a great day! You guys really know how to make people have their lives! Thanks again and can't wait to come back!

Thank MorganPippel
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ColoradoJames, Front Office Manager at Royal Gorge Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2014

Congratulations on your marriage! What a great way to spend your honeymoon rafting and zip lining! We're glad you had a fun time on our Classic zip line course with KT and Ben. Wait til you try the Extreme course! It has longer and faster lines reaching speeds of up to 60 miles per hour! It also features Head Rush's Quick Jump system on our 70 foot tower where you jump off and free fall for about 35 to 40 feet and then the magnetic system catches you and lowers you down. It certainly is a thrilling ride that can give you a rush that makes a roller coaster seem tame.

Cameron is a great guide with years of experience on the Arkansas River and is very knowledgeable about the area. We're happy that he showed you a really fun time in the Royal Gorge and gave you some valuable history lessons of the area. Our packages are really a great deal and a wonderful way to spend the day!

We look forward to having you come back and visit us again soon!

Jax

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Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had a great time rafting with Jared on the Arkansas river. It was just an incredible experience that we really enjoyed. Our guide was very professional, and truly loved sharing his passion for this adventure. We went on a class 3-4 whitewater rafting trip through the Royal Gorge, and I fell out of the raft while we went over Sunshine Falls, a class 4 falls. Jared was swift to take control, tell the other rafters what to do, and pull me back up and out of the river before I became crushed between the raft and a canyon wall. It was truly an amazing experience. There are many rafting operations on the Arkansas river, but I would definitely choose these professionals again when I travel to the Denver, Colorado Springs area.

Thank Cindilee J
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ColoradoJames, Front Office Manager at Royal Gorge Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2014

We're so glad that you had a great time rafting with Jared on the Royal Gorge trip! Jared is a new addition to our team this year and we do admire his passion for rafting along with his skills.

Thank you for choosing Royal Gorge Rafting! We really look forward to taking you rafting again! We hope that you will consider spending the day with us and trying one of our package deals that include a delicious lunch at the White Water Bar & Grill and a zip line tour on either of our popular courses.

Jax

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