Book A Trip

Full-Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting in Colorado


16 yrs+




Royal Gorge

Time on River

2-4 hrs

Let’s Get Wet & Wild on The Legendary Royal Gorge!

Experience one of the best rafting adventures near Colorado Springs with the Royal Gorge raft trip. Navigate adrenaline-pumping, continuous, action-packed rapids through a magnificent canton that will excite even the most experienced whitewater enthusiasts. Conquer thrilling rapids such as Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer, Squeeze Box, Boat Eater and many more as you journey beneath North America’s highest suspension bridge.

This is the ultimate advanced whitewater challenge for strong swimmers in good physical condition looking for “Big Water.” Please note, the minimum age for this trip may vary with river conditions and is typically around 16 years+.

Full Day

9:30 AM

Adult Price


Total Activity Time

Approx 6 Hours

BOOK Full Day

Rafting Made Easy

Free Wetsuits

& Gear

Complimentary wetsuits, 
booties, and splash jackets

Safety Record

Professional guides with
 extensive safety training

Flexible Cancellation 

Cancel 72 hours in advance for 
a full refund

Customer Service

Happiest guests on the 
river since 1986

More Rafting Adventures


Half Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting



Allow for:

Approx 4 Hours

Time on River

2 hours

Meet Times

9:30 AM and 1:00 PM
BOOK Half DayLearn More
Big splash while rafting the numbers

Numbers Full Day Whitewater Rafting in Buena Vista, CO



Allow for:

Approx 6 Hours

Time on River

4 hours

Meet Times

8:45 AM
BOOK Full DayLearn More

0193 Co Rd 3A
Cañon City, CO 81212
Get Directions

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.


2550+ reviews


355+ reviews


Rafting in the legendary Royal Gorge on the Arkansas River is an unforgettable experience for experienced paddlers and adventure enthusiasts in good physical condition. There are several advantages to choosing the full day royal gorge rafting tour including more time on the river, more class 4+ rapids and a riverside lunch.

Our Royal Gorge full day whitewater rafting tours bring guests through challenging class 4+ rapids, which require concentration and attention to raft guide instructions. We recommend guests do not bring a camera on the Royal Gorge rafting tours. Professional photographs will be available for purchase on all half day and full day whitewater rafting tours.

Yes, beginners can participate in our Royal Gorge whitewater rafting tours as long as they are strong swimmers in good physical condition and capable of self-rescue. If you are unsure whether or not to book the Royal Gorge whitewater rafting tour, please give our office a call and we can help guide you towards the best trip for you and your group.

Our boats can fit as many as 8 guests with 1 professional raft guide in a boat on the Royal Gorge full day rafting tour. However, we may need to adjust the number and placement of guests and guides in each boat depending on the current river conditions. 

2023 Best of Summit
Certificate of Excellence 2023 Trip Advisor
#1 rafting company in Breckenridge Colorado

Voted Best Rafting Company in Summit County for 13 years

Colorado’s most experienced rafting outfitter since 1986.

Who Is Performance Tours?