Raft Masters, Inc: Fun Adventure Memories
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Discover Colorado Adventure!
Idaho Springs on Clear Creek; Cañon City on the Arkansas River
OUR NAME SAYS IT ALL - RAFT MASTERS! Free wetsuits and gear. Family adventure, floats or world-class whitewater. 2 great rivers: Arkansas River 45 miles SW of Colorado Springs in Cañon City; and, Clear Creek 25 miles West of Denver in Idaho Springs. Half and Full-day excursions, or make it an adventure on an overnight trip.
Tucked up against the foothills 45 miles south of Colorado Springs sits an undiscovered recreational mecca. This diamond in the rough known as Cañon City, pronounced Canyon City, reminds me of a Front Range version of Breckenridge 40 years ago. The world renowned Royal Gorge put this little town on the map! The area boast of world-class climbing, biking, hiking, fishing, Jeeping, and rafting. It has long been a hotspot for whitewater rafters like Dennis Wied who started guiding trips down the Arkansas River back in the early 80s. He is now the last originally permitted outfitter in the Cañon City area and still takes thousands of families on the river out of his Cañon City company named Raft Masters. His long time clients enjoy the family trips through Bighorn Sheep Canyon and the more adventuresome trips down the wet and wild Royal Gorge.
Recently Dennis partnered up with Cañon City local Will Colon of Colorado Jeep Tours to bring visitors the most unique family outdoor package you can get. By packaging rafting with the fast growing scenic jeep tours, visitors can see the very best of the Royal Gorge Region and experience all the history the area has to offer. Colorado Jeep Tours offers half and full day tours scenic and interpretive tours that leave right out Raft Masters' Cañon City location.
With these two attractions operating out of the very same inclusive location, families can enjoy nearby in-town lodging or out of town camping and still be within 10 minutes of fun and adventure. Lunch can be enjoyed between adventures right on site at the Eddie Out Cafe. Both companies offer other multi-sport adventures with neighboring attractions like the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, zip-lining, horseback riding, wine tasting, and more.
25 miles west of Denver in Idaho Springs. Steep and narrow Clear Creek offers some of Colorado's most exciting whitewater rafting trips. Clear Creek is a short and scenic drive up I-70 from wherever you're staying, or an easy stop on your way up to Colorado's spectacular high country.
OAR BOATS: Oar Boats are designed with your comfort in mind, our experienced guides will skillfully maneuver your raft while you simply hold on and enjoy the scenic splendor of Colorado.
PADDLE BOATS: Paddle boats require guest participation and are more strenuous. They are recommended for adventurous people in good physical condition. You will maneuver our state-of-the-art, self-bailing paddle boats under the direction of your experienced guide.
PADDLE ASSISTS: The paddle assist boat gives you the choice of hanging on or paddling. A paddle assist is an option available for those with less experience who want to assist their guide as he maneuvers the raft.
Raft Masters takes great pride in offering absolutely the best professional rafting experiences.
Lunches are provided on full day trips. A delicious buffet-style meal of meats, cheeses, fresh fruits and vegetables, rolls and more, is served along the riverside. When making reservations, please advise us of any special dietary needs.
RESERVATION SUGGESTED: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. Just bring in any competitor's discount coupon and Raft Masters will honor it AND provide you FREE wetsuit and river-boot use!
For reservations call 800-568-7238.
- Specialty Discounts (call for availability): Seniors. Groups. Military Personnel.
- Elevation: 5354 feet above sea level.
- Region: Colorado Springs Metro - South Central, Colorado
- Region: Denver Mountain Area - North Central, Colorado
- Region: Royal Gorge Area - South Central, Colorado
- Restaurant: On site.
- Credit Cards: Visa Card. MasterCard. Discover Card. American Express.
- Phone: Public payphones.
- Groups Welcome: Club. Corporate. Reunion. Weddings. Elopements. Youth group with adult leaders. Retreat.
- Group Meeting Area: Indoor room and outdoor area.
- Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Indoor Meeting Room: 100
- Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in COVERED Outdoor Picnic Area: 100
- Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Outdoor Open Picnic Area: 100
- Open Dates For On-Site Activities: 3/15 to 10/15
- Restaurant(s): On site.
- Whitewater Rafting Office/Pickup point: On site.