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Family Rafting Colorado Springs

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 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!

Conditions may vary. Recommended minimum age for Bighorn Sheep Canyon is 7 yrs, which may go up during higher flows. 

Departs From: Canon City, CO

Duration: Half Day

Difficulty: III+
Price: Child $77 / Adult $79

Meeting Times: 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM

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

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

Though the amount of time on the river varies based on conditions, you can expect to be on the river for about 2 hours, covering approximately 10 miles.

Minimum age is 7 years old and 50 lbs.

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

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.

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