Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Brush off the ol’ paddles with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $89 for a six-hour rafting trip with lunch for two through Browns Canyon (a $183.14 value). This trip departs from Buena Vista.
- $89 for a six-hour rafting trip with lunch for two through Bighorn Sheep Canyon (a $183.14 value). This trip departs from Canon City.<p>
Departing from River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort in Buena Vista, Browns Canyon adventures lead groups through beginner to intermediate class III to IV rapids such as Pin Ball, Zoom Flume, and Stair Case. Bighorn Sheep Canyon excursions meet at River Runners Royal Gorge Rafting Center before groups head out to traverse mild rapids that are wild enough to get guests wet but mild enough to keep trips accessible.
Trips include all rafting safety equipment, boats, guides (one per raft), a riverside lunch, and transportation back to the starting point. They cover about 18 miles of the river and are roughly five to six hours in length.<p>
Whether issuing orders over the sound of roaring rapids or getting soaked by jets of errant river spray, the guides at River Runners all share a common thought: this sure beats sitting in an office. For more than 40 years, they’ve ferried passengers down the Arkansas River on jaunts into Bighorn Sheep Canyon’s class III and IV rapids or the challenging class IV and V rapids churning throughout The Numbers. They also explore the waterways running through the 2,000-foot-deep canyons in Dinosaur National Monument, breezing down the Utah River on one-day jaunts or arguing about whether or not T. rexes could feel love during a five-day exploration of the Yampa River.