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“Great Experience”

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 June 29, 2015

Our group of 7 went to Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip line on June 26th. We went on the classic Zip line course in the morning and had Devin and Dakota as guides. They made the trip so enjoyable and are great guides and very knowledgeable! We also did the Bighorn sheep canyon rafting tour in the afternoon with Alex as our guide. Water was high and she did a great job with all of us new rafters! She put us right at ease and we all had a great time with her as our guide! Highly recommend choosing Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip lining for a great adventure!

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank pattyk45829
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ColoradoJames, Guest Services at Royal Gorge Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2015

What an awesome time! We're so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We're glad that your group took advantage of our package deals and were able to experience everything that Royal Gorge Rafting & Zip Line tours has to offer!

Devin and Dakota are awesome zip line guides, they are very skilled individuals and we are lucky to their professional and positive attitudes! Alex, as a raft guide, is also fantastic - she is very knowledgeable on the river and does a great job of making sure her guests have fun and are practicing safety! About 70% of our guests are new to rafting, so it is great to hear that as rookies you guys had a blast!

Thanks so much for the great review! We'd love to have you back for more adventures, or an ice-cold drink at our Whitewater Bar & Grill (live music on Saturday's!)!

See you soon!
-Sydnee, Guest Services

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Reviewed June 29, 2015

On Saturday, June 27, 2015 we Classic Ziplined with Heather and Natalie in the morning and Rafted with Dallas in the afternoon. Heather and Natalie were excellent, blending a combination of instruction and humor with our group's experience. We highly recommend asking for them.

We were originally scheduled to go through the Royal Gorge but the water level was too high. We were instead taken on a 16 mile trip through the lower Bighorn area by our guide, Dallas. There were seven rafts going on the trip with RGR. At Three Rocks, three of the seven rafts capsized but the RGR team was quick to instruct the other four rafts to pick up swimmers and gear. We regrouped downstream at Salt Lick and only one person elected to not go on.

While I wish none of our group had earned a spot on the Arkansas River swim team I highly recommend Dallas and the team at RGR. We had a blast.

PS - the food at Whitewater Bar and Grill was outstanding.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Russ W
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Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

We came out to Royal Gorge on Monday June 29th for our afternoon white water rafting tour after a friend suggested them. Wow was our friend right! Our raft guide, Jon, was also the leader that day and he was engaging and funny as well as personable! He didn't just raft he also told us historic stories of the landscape and wildlife. He really helped kick off our family vacation as there were 9 of us on the trip! Some from Colorado and some from Iowa and Wisconsin. We will absolutely be back for not only more rafting but also to try out zip lining! Thank you so much Royal Gorge and Jon for making our family vacation unforgettable! -The Paxstons

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank SaraPaxston
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Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Cody gave us everything the river could handle. Made us feel secure and took the time to explain things about the river and the experience we never before encountered. Will defiantly book again and will request Cody specifically.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Mollysmahem
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Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

This river is a ton of fun to raft on! The water is really high right now so there is a lot of great white water to hit on the way down.
Guides are awesome and so fun! They really know what customer service is all about!
Shout out to Ernst our guide that we had! Knowledgeable, funny, and charming!

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Kelsey D
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