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Bighorn Sheep Canyon Half-Day Rafting

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Cañon City, United States
Bighorn Sheep Canyon Half-Day Rafting

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Paddle down the scenic Arkansas River on a half-day rafting adventure through Colorado’s Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Navigate class II and II whitewater rapids with an expert guide, and soak up the beauty of the surrounding high desert landscape, home to an abundance of native wildlife. It’s a great way for families and first-timers to experience one of Colorado’s favorite—and wettest!—outdoor adventure sports.
  • Rafting trip down Bighorn Sheep Canyon
  • Navigate thrilling class II and II whitewater rapids
  • Stop to swim in calm river pools
  • Be surrounded by the beauty of southern Colorado's high desert landscape
  • Look for wild bighorn sheep and other native wildlife
  • Great adventure for beginning rafters and families with children
  • No experience necessary
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Professional guide
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

1420 Royal Gorge Blvd, Cañon City, CO 81212, USA

Meet at our store location prior to your trip and we will transform you from ordinary into a whitewater warrior!

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
A popular spot for beginner and intermediate rafters, Bighorn Sheep Canyon is a relatively gentle stretch of the Arkansas River that winds through southern Colorado’s high desert landscape. Meet your friendly river guide at the Cañon City outpost, just southwest of Colorado Springs. Prepare for the ride by donning a life vest and helmet, and get an introduction to rafting essentials like safety and paddling techniques before transport to the launch site.

Set off on the currents and navigate through exciting Class II and II whitewater rapids like Five Points, Double Dip, and Spike Buck. Your guide helps with technique and ensure everyone's safety throughout the journey. On quieter stretches, enjoy the pristine desert scenery and look out for herds of wild bighorn sheep, the official state animal of Colorado.

Take advantage of the opportunity to swimming splash income river pools during breaks from the rapids. After reaching the end of the 10-mile stretch, you are transported back to the outpost, where you can purchase souvenir photos to memorialize your journey.

Come prepared with sunscreen, sunglasses, and quick-drying clothes, as you're sure to get wet! No rafting experience is required, and children age six and over are welcome.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is six years old
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lost Paddle Rafting
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Highly recommend the Lost Paddle
Surbhi_S
, Sep 2021
Our guide, Andrew is a professional with a great sense of humor. With him you are guaranteed to have a good time. The owner Kelly drove us there and back and she was really friendly too. We had an incident where I lost my balance and fell in the water, but within seconds Andrew had me out of the water. I never once felt unsafe. I highly recommend the Lost Paddle's half day and full day rafting tours!
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Being cuaght between a rock and a hard place
Steve_L
, Sep 2021
Working as a team in the raft for a common goal; the beauty of the canyon surrounding us, the challenge of the rapids and staying in the raft. Just the overall experience of being on the river and manuevering between the large rocks. It was fun and challenging but not too challenging. Just about right.
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Lost Paddle Rafting is the best!
Christy_A
, Jul 2021
This was the perfect rafting trip for our family! It was exciting enough to entertain all of us while not too rough for the kids. Our guide, Sierra, was amazing! All of the guides were entertaining and nice and the trip was easy to book. This was our favorite activity during our trip to Colorado! My husband and I are planning to come back without the kids to book the Royal Gorge float with Lost Paddle Rafting. They’re the best!
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Rafting fun
Cathy
, Jul 2021
Great trip down the river! Andrew was a great guide and made an already fun trip even better! We would definitely raft with this place again!
star-5
Amazing guide!!
Kim_D
, Jul 2021
We had the best guide!! Andrew was funny, educational, and experienced! Highly recommend this group!
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Softball players
Amy_B
, Jun 2021
We had a blast! Lost Paddle Rafting Company was awesome from answering my questions before we even got there to guiding us through the rapids and finally giving us some historical landmarks & sites! We saw some big horn sheep too! Everyone & everything was top notch!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Fantastic! We're glad you guys had such a great time rafting with us! Thanks again for picking Lost Paddle, and thanks for the great review! Jim W. -Owner
star-5
Awesome time!
Gregory_G
, Jun 2021
All the staff was great but Will was our guide and he was awesome and knowledgeable about water rafting. I highly recommend this place.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thanks again for rafting with us!
star-5
Perfect trip
David_W
, Sep 2020
We had a great time !! Everything was handled perfect and the staff was extra nice . The guide took his time and made the trip fun , didn't feel rushed . Can't wait to go back in the spring .
star-5
Great experience!
Eli_K
, Aug 2020
Johnny was an interesting and knowledgeable guide and our group of 3 children (ages 10, 14 and 17) and one adult had a fantastic time!

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