Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting in Colorado

Age:

7 yrs+

Difficulty:

Moderate

Location:

Royal Gorge

Time on River

2-4 hrs

BIGHORN SHEEP CANYON
Family-friendly rafting near Colorado Springs and Cañon City!

The Bighorn Sheep Canyon full-day trip, also known as Parkdale, offers plenty of exciting moderate-level whitewater and spectacular scenery in the magnificent Royal Gorge area. This section of the 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 while rafting Bighorn Canyon in Colorado. 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 whitewater rafting bighorn sheep canyon trip includes a full-service riverside lunch.

Half Day

9:30 AM and 1:00 PM

Adult Price

$102

Child Price

$99

Total Activity Time

Approx 4 Hours

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Full Day

9:30 AM

Adult Price

$155

Child Price

$152

Total Activity Time

Approx 6 Hours

BOOK Full Day

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Bighorn Sheep Paddles in the Air

Half Day

Adult:

$102

Child:

$99

Allow for:

Approx 4 Hours

Time on River

2 hours

Meet Times

9:30 AM and 1:00 PM
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Bighorn Sheet canyon rafting

Full Day

Adult:

$155

Child:

$152

Allow for:

Approx 6 Hours

Time on River

4 hours

Meet Times

9:30 AM
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0193 Co Rd 3A
Cañon City, CO 81212
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This trip meets 45 minutes prior to departure time at the Performance Tours Rafting office in Canon City, CO. Guest arrival time is indicated on your reservation confirmation. There is no need to arrive earlier.

We have ample parking at the Performance Tours Rafting office in Canon City, CO. for guests rafting the Royal Gorge and Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Once you have arrived at the office in Canon City, CO, Performance Tours will provide all shuttles. 

Performance Tours will provide transportation from the meeting location/office to the river, and back to the office where your vehicle is parked following the trip.

Performance Tours provides changing rooms at all our full-service offices in Buena Vista, Canon City, and Frisco, CO. Our facilities are clean, comfortable, and designed to enhance your experience.

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Faq

Bighorn Sheep Canyon is an excellent whitewater rafting trip option for beginners and intermediate paddlers, as well as for first-timers. It is the most family-friendly rafting option in the Royal Gorge area, and it great for families with children at least 7 years old and 50 lbs*, though the minimum age may fluctuate depending on current conditions in Bighorn Sheep Canyon.

Guests can expect moderate class 3+ rapids in the Bighorn Sheep Canyon (also known as Parkdale) section of the Arkansas River.

Keep your eyes peeled for bighorn sheep on the canyon walls on this stretch of the Arkansas River!

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