In the Victorian era, extreme sports were limited to teatime without doilies, writing witty satires about earnestness, and riding a pennyfarthing down a mild incline. Shock such staid sensibilities with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a half-day rafting trip through Royal Gorge from Echo Canyon River Expeditions in Canon City (up to a $92.67 value). All taxes, fees, and equipment are included in the value. All trips check in 45 minutes prior to scheduled departures, with daily trips launching at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Echo Canyon River Expeditions' whitecap wunderkinds have rafted swashbucklers through Colorado's thrilling and picturesque valley rapids for more than 30 years. The half-day Royal Gorge trip sends white-water navigators darting through the rapid-fire rapids and serene scenery of the Arkansas River, passing beneath the massive Royal Gorge suspension bridge, built in 1929 and standing almost 1,100 feet above the river. After the friendly staff outfits guests with equipment, each voyager will board their buoyant apparatus and journey down 10 miles of the river's surging swells for a healthy mix of exciting paddle action and sightseeing. During the trip, one of Echo Canyon River Expeditions' knowledgeable guides will dish on the environs' natural and historic wonders, illuminating the origins of such rapid names as Sledgehammer, Boat Eater, and Angry Angela Lansbury and helping rafters safely wrangle the frothing waters.
$45 for a Half-Day Rafting Trip through Royal Gorge Plus Wetsuit Rental from Echo Canyon River Expeditions (Up to $92.67 Value)
In a Nutshell
- Thrilling white-water rapids
- Pass beneath Royal Gorge suspension bridge
- Knowledgeable, friendly guides
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 6, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 2 per visit. Minimum age of 15 to 18 depending on water levels. Must sign waiver; if under 18, must have waiver signed by guardian. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.