Lots of adrenaline pumping, action- packed rapids through this magnificent 1100′ deep gorge will excite even the most experienced whitewater enthusiasts. Hold on to your paddle as you blast through Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer, Wallslammer, Boateater and many more as the river winds beneath the world’s highest suspension bridge. This thrilling and exhilarating ride for those in good physical condition is one of the premier whitewater runs offered anywhere!

If you’re looking for an action packed, challenging whitewater adventure, the Royal Gorge will fit the bill! The minimum age will vary with river conditions. At higher flows it becomes a very demanding run and will diminish in difficulty at lower water levels.


Departs From: Royal Gorge, CO

Duration: Half Day

Difficulty: Challenging
Class: IV – V
Price: $78

Departure Time: 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Royal Gorge section is a class 4+ section through an 1100′ deep Gorge that goes beneath the world’s highest suspension bridge.

Recommended minimum age is 16. The minimum age will vary with conditions. We will adjust the ages downward to 14 years old with lower flow rates.

The 10:00 a.m. trip meets at 9:30 a.m. at our Royal Gorge office. The 1:30 p.m. trip meets at 1:00 p.m. 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.

Guests rafting the Royal Gorge do not have to be expert paddlers, but they should be in good physical condition. It is fast-paced and high energy! You must be able to paddle rigorously for the duration of the trip. 

Life jackets, lunches, equipment, what to bring, what to wear…

Our FAQ page has all the answers you need.

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