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Bighorn Sheep Canyon Half-Day Rafting provided by Lost Paddle Rafting

Bighorn Sheep Canyon Half-Day Rafting

Bighorn Sheep Canyon Half-Day Rafting
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About
Explore Colorado's Bighorn Sheep Canyon with this half-day river experience. Spend three hours rafting along the Arkansas River, an ideal excursion for first-time rafters and families with kids. Bighorn Sheep Canyon provides beautiful vistas set in a diverse desert ecology, with a variety of Class II and II whitewater rapids. Prepare to have fun and get soaked. There will be an opportunity to stop and swim along the way.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • A popular spot for beginner and intermediate rafters, Bighorn Sheep Canyon is a relatively gentle stretch of the Arkansas River that winds through southern Colorado’s high desert landscape. Meet your friendly river guide at the Cañon City outpost, just southwest of Colorado Springs. Prepare for the ride by donning a life vest and helmet, and get an introduction to rafting essentials like safety and paddling techniques before transport to the launch site. Set off on the currents and navigate through exciting Class II and II whitewater rapids like Five Points, Double Dip, and Spike Buck. Your guide helps with technique and ensure everyone's safety throughout the journey. On quieter stretches, enjoy the pristine desert scenery and look out for herds of wild bighorn sheep, the official state animal of Colorado. Take advantage of the opportunity to swimming splash income river pools during breaks from the rapids. After reaching the end of the 10-mile stretch, you are transported back to the outpost, where you can purchase souvenir photos to memorialize your journey. Come prepared with sunscreen, sunglasses, and quick-drying clothes, as you're sure to get wet! No rafting experience is required, and children age six and over are welcome.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • A popular spot for beginner and intermediate rafters, Bighorn Sheep Canyon is a relatively gentle stretch of the Arkansas River that winds through southern Colorado’s high desert landscape. Meet your friendly river guide at the Cañon City outpost, just southwest of Colorado Springs. Prepare for the ride by donning a life vest and helmet, and get an introduction to rafting essentials like safety and paddling techniques before transport to the launch site. Set off on the currents and navigate through exciting Class II and II whitewater rapids like Five Points, Double Dip, and Spike Buck. Your guide helps with technique and ensure everyone's safety throughout the journey. On quieter stretches, enjoy the pristine desert scenery and look out for herds of wild bighorn sheep, the official state animal of Colorado. Take advantage of the opportunity to swimming splash income river pools during breaks from the rapids. After reaching the end of the 10-mile stretch, you are transported back to the outpost, where you can purchase souvenir photos to memorialize your journey. Come prepared with sunscreen, sunglasses, and quick-drying clothes, as you're sure to get wet! No rafting experience is required, and children age six and over are welcome.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8558P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 1420 Royal Gorge Blvd, Cañon City, CO 81212, USA Meet at our store location prior to your trip and we will transform you from ordinary into a whitewater warrior!
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is six years old
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • 1420 Royal Gorge Blvd, Cañon City, CO 81212, USA Meet at our store location prior to your trip and we will transform you from ordinary into a whitewater warrior!
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is six years old
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Popular mentions

5.0
140 reviews
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Lindsay W
7 contributions
Awesome raft trip!
This was such a fun experience! My kids and I had a great time. The staff was all super friendly and very knowledgeable about the river. Their concern about everyones safety was very comforting to my kids, who were both a little nervous. Our guide tyler was amazing! We had an excellent time! Recommend this place for sure!!!
Written 4 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Judith
Chicago, IL7 contributions
Fun but harrowing adventure
Jun 2021
Would have given 5 stars but 3 people fell out. Rider beware-when they say "bump" they mean "buckle down buttercup". This was not a lazy river ride, in case you were thinking that. I would not bring a child on this ride.

Not sure how it happened but half of us fell out in a deep hole and hubby floated away. Promos make it look like it's for anybody over 5 years. There was a 10 year old child onboard who thankfully did not join us in the drink but there were too many in the water for one person to fish out. Warnings about safety cannot be overstated. Be ready to swim. Hard.
Written 26 August 2021
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Jim W
We take guest grievances very seriously. However, we have no record of any bookings under your name. We use both an online booking engine and integrated digital waiver system and we can find no record of you rafting with us. In addition, we are a small company and as such we, the owners are a part of every trip and we have NO memory of any guest experience that matches your narrative; please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss the issue in detail. We are The Lost Paddle Rafting Company and you can reach us at 866.766.7238. There are several companies out there who run the same sections as us and it would appear as though you have confused our company with another.
Written 27 August 2021
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Courtney M
7 contributions
Wonderful trip
Aug 2021
My husband and I has a great time on this trip. Andrew was a great guide! We are looking forward to doing this again but next time with our teenagers. The rapids are mild and there is plenty of slow moving river on this half-day. The river and scenery are beautiful.
Written 24 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glad you guys enjoyed the Bighorn Sheep Canyon trip, and rafting with Andrew! Thanks again for rafting with Lost Paddle Rafting! -Jim & Kelly
Written 24 August 2021
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Leo M
2 contributions
Awesome rafting trip..
Aug 2021 • Friends
This was one awesome water rafting experience. I absolutely loved it.. and the guide's were awesome. Andrew was top notch.. Very informative and one of the coolest guides I've ever met. I would give this a 5☆ plus.. I do plan to return and I will 100% use Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting in the future..
Thank you guys for great fun and awesome rafting..!
Written 23 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glad you had a great time rafting with Andrew! Thanks again for rafting with all of us at the Lost Paddle Rafting Company! -Jim & Kelly
Written 23 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Valerie A
1 contribution
Bighorn Sheep Canyon Half-Day Rafting
Aug 2021 • Couples
My husband and I had an amazing time! Our guide was Frank and he took great care to make sure we had fun while staying safe. We will be back and we will choose Lost Paddle for our next rafting experience.
Written 17 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks again for rafting with all of us at the Lost Paddle Rafting Company! We're looking forward to rafting with you again! -Jim
Written 22 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emily R
1 contribution
Excellent Rafting Trip
Jul 2021 • Family
Amazing trip. So much fun. Our raft had rafters from 6 - 68 years and the trip was great for everyone. Frank was the best.
Written 4 August 2021
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Awesome! Glad you guys had a great time! Thanks again, we appreciate your business. -Jim & Kelly
Written 5 August 2021
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STACEY
1 contribution
Excellent family friendly rafting
Aug 2021 • Family
This was an excellent family friendly rafting experience. Our guide Will was awesome and had a lot of great information and tips about rafting and the area. Highly recommend this smaller rafting company.
Written 4 August 2021
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Thanks again for rafting with us! -Jim
Written 4 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tonia P
Richardson, TX1 contribution
Exciting Family Fun
Jul 2021 • Family
Our family of 6 (ages: 6,9,15,19,45,47) had a great time! It was the perfect mix of excitement for all ages. Our guide, Sierra, was funny, skilled, and delightful. It was great to be with a small group (4 rafts), so we could keep an eye on each other which proved beneficial when our 19 year old fell out on a rapid. The training received was sufficient to get her safely back in the boat and added just the right amount of drama to our pictures, lol! Lost Paddle is a small operation with a true sense of family among the employees. They were all knowledgeable and fun! They came recommended and we will now be happy to recommend Lost Paddle too! What they may lack in fancy new digs they make up for in substance and genuine enjoyment of the experience.
Written 3 August 2021
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Thanks for the great review and taking the time to post some great pictures too! We appreciate your business! -Jim
Written 4 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GoPlaces781626
2 contributions
Bighorn Sheep Canyon
We had a great time with Drew! My 7 & 10 year old loved it and wanted more. We should have done the full day! Everyone was friendly from beginning to end.
Written 2 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We hear "we should have" a lot here on our day trips. It seems nobody wants to stop having fun once it gets started! Thanks again for rafting with us, we're looking forward to taking you guys out again next year! Don't forget, we do overnight riverside camping trips too! ;-) -Jim Wick -Owner
Written 4 August 2021
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Miles S
1 contribution
Over the top fun!
Jul 2021 • Family
Floating down the Arkansas river and hitting the class 2 and 3 rapids was a blast. My kids thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Andrew our river guide was really encouraging and knowledgeable making our trip incredible beyond words! Thanks again Andrew for the wonderful experience. These memories will last a lifetime!
Written 1 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
"These memories will last a lifetime!" This is EXACTLY why we all love what we do so much! Bringing happiness and joy into the world one raft at a time! Thanks again for the awesome review, we're looking forward to seeing you next time! -Jim
Written 4 August 2021
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Lost Paddle Rafting
katec784
katec784
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Rafted with these outfitters numerous times
Rafting the Arkansas River provides an opportunity to feel the river and the rapids. Our guide was great, the lunch
E6855DAjena
E6855DAjena
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Adrenaline Rush!
What an adrenaline rush! My husband and I are both beginner rafters and we were a little nervous, but the instructi
Amandakims
Amandakims
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Can’t say enough great things about this local company!
We truly lucked out finding this great local company online! It felt like our business was appreciated and all thos
richmC3241DM
richmC3241DM
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Great time had by all
Tyler is a fantastic guide, very personable, and very familiar with the river. It seemed like our raft had more fu
Hoksila66
Hoksila66
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Good wet fun!
Had a great trip through the Gorge, the guide, Tyler, was excellent. Very enjoyable, very easy going group. Definit
T7623YLgregm
T7623YLgregm
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Best Day Ever
I highly recommend this rafting outfitter. The guide “Frank” was fun, entertaining and shared local history alone t
amysO6678QD
amysO6678QD
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Amazing experience!
I did the half day royal gorge trip with my daughter and it was the best part of our trip! Our guide Tyler was fant
matthewlZ2475RN
matthewlZ2475RN
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Awesome!
Awesome trip. A small company that can give you experiences like stopping and jumping off of a 15ft. rock into the
P1576ZUsarahl
P1576ZUsarahl
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Great, small company
This is a small company that can really get to know the group. The guides were experienced and offered a stop to ju
62micahm
62micahm
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Great Trip
Denver and his human, Tyler, were our guides the first half of the trip, and they did a great job. Although Denver
zacs579
zacs579
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Best Rafting Trip
Amazing experience with an excellent guide! Will was extremely knowledgeable and a great guide on our journey. Woul
TVARJ
TVARJ
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Small company is better
This company is smaller than the others meaning you don’t have the boats overfilled with people allowing a more per
heatherwY4803MP
heatherwY4803MP
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10/10 would go again
Had an amazing time! Tyler was an excellent guide who made it unforgettable and the rest of the crew was super help
G5660RJcarriep
G5660RJcarriep
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Great place to go for a fun rafting trip
It was my first time rafting and they did a good job allowing us to practice certain rowing motions before ever get
CLHLEH
CLHLEH
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White water rafting.
What a great way to spend a day. Very professional and fun. Lunch was lovely by the river and we saw big horn sheep
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