Bighorn Sheep Canyon Full Day Rafting Trip

Why We Love This

  • Class III-IV Rapids
  • Great for Adventurous Families
  • All Necessary Gear Included

Find family-friendly whitewater rafting near Colorado Springs on a Bighorn Sheep Canyon rafting trip near Cañon City, Colorado. Choose a full day or half day adventure and be ready to get wet and have fun. Bighorn Sheep Canyon rafting trips depart from River Runners at the Royal Gorge – just one hour from Colorado Springs, Colorado, and two and a half hours from Denver.

Insider Tips

The rapids in Bighorn Sheep Canyon are exciting, but not as challenging as the Royal Gorge. They are wild enough to get you wet, but mild enough for you to take in the scenery of the canyon. If this is your first time rafting – Bighorn Sheep Canyon is the trip for you.

Age & Fitness

Recommended minimum age is 6 years old and 50 lbs. This may change due to high water in June. Call 800-723-8987 for current conditions.

Meeting Location

Departs from River Runners at the Royal Gorge, 44641 US-50, Cañon City, CO 81212. This is a 2 hour drive from Denver.

What Should I Bring

Plan to wear quick-dry clothing like fleece, poly-pro and board shorts, plus secure footwear like strapped sandals or an old pair of tennis shoes. Wetsuits, neoprene boots, and splash jackets are included in the cost of your trip. Cotton, flip-flops and Crocs are not appropriate. We also recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, and personal drinking water. Your guide will have a dry bag for small items, but please keep towels and dry clothes in your vehicle.

When To Arrive

Plan to arrive 45 minutes prior to the scheduled trip departure time.

Cancellations & Refunds

If you cancel your reservation at least 14 days prior to your trip date, you will receive a refund less $10 per person cancellation fee. Cancellations made inside of 14 days are not subject to refund. We will hold your funds in the form of a rain check – less $10 per person cancellation fee – to be used through the following season.

What If It Rains?

Raft trips depart daily rain or shine and are almost never canceled with the exception of an extreme event such as a wildfire or a large snowstorm in early spring.


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