bighorn sheep canyon Full day

Bighorn Sheep Canyon, also known as Parkdale, offers plenty of exciting moderate level whitewater and spectacular scenery in the magnificent Royal Gorge area. This section of river is home to Colorado’s largest herd of bighorn sheep and is an ideal whitewater rafting trip for beginners or first-timers! Your experienced guide will get you paddling like pros through class II and III rapids like 3 rocks, 5 points, Spike Buck, Double Dip, Sharks Tooth, Texas Creek, Lose Your Lunch and many more. Get ready for lots of thrills, laughter, and summertime fun, while floating through an incredible canyon just north of the legendary Royal Gorge! Our full day bighorn sheep canyon trip includes a full service riverside lunch.

Departs From: Canon City, CO

Duration: Full Day

Difficulty: III+
Price: Child $98 Adult $108

Departure Time: 10:00 a.m.

FAQ for the Bighorn Sheep Canyon Full Day

What river and area is this trip based out?

Bighorn Sheep Canyon is a section of the Arkansas River, and accesses the Royal Gorge area from Canon City, CO.

What types of scenery will we see?

This section offers beautiful canyon scenery with exciting whitewater and occasional Bighorn sheep sightings.

How long is this trip?

Though the amount of time on the river varies based on conditions, you can expect to be on the river for about 4 hours, covering approximately 20 miles.

Can I bring my child on this trip?

Minimum age is 7 years old and 50 lbs

Is this a family friendly trip?

Yes! This is one of the most family friendly trip options on the Arkansas River in the Royal Gorge/ Canon City area.

When and where do we meet?

This trip meets 30 minutes prior to departure time at our Royal Gorge Office.

Once you have arrived at the office that your trip departs from, Performance Tours will provide all shuttles. We have ample parking at all of our offices.

Need to know more? What about life jackets, lunches, equipment you can bring and equipment you’ll need? Our FAQ page has all the answers you need.

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