A Raft Masters Adventure
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Experience a Colorado Rafting Trip
Canon City on the Arkansas River; Idaho Springs on Clear Creek
OUR NAME SAYS IT ALL - RAFT MASTERS! Family adventure, floats or world-class whitewater.
TWO GREAT RIVERS: Arkansas River 45 miles SW of Colorado Springs in Canon City; and, Clear Creek 25 miles West of Denver in Idaho Springs.
Half and Full-Day excursions, or make it an overnight adventure with camping or a stay in a B&B.
FREE: wetsuits and gear.
ROYAL GORGE AREA: Tucked against the foothills 45 miles south of Colorado Springs sits an undiscovered recreational mecca. This "diamond in the rough" is anchored by Canon City, pronounced Canyon City, and reminds me of a Front Range version of Breckenridge 50 years ago. The world renowned Royal Gorge and its suspension bridge put this little town on the map!
It is 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 Canon City area and still takes thousands of families on the river
BIGHORN SHEEP CANYON RAFTING: Named for the numerous herds of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep that make this part of the Arkansas River home.
FAMILY FLOAT TRIPS: This action-packed and scenic section of the Arkansas River is an ideal Colorado whitewater rafting trip for all ages and abilities; Class II and Class III rapids like Five Points, Spike Buck and Shark's Tooth guarantee an exciting whitewater rafting experience as you ride the roller coaster waves of the Arkansas River.
RAFT AND TOUR PACKAGES: We have packages that allow you to enjoy the River and then ad a land excursion pick any of these fun things to do! The Royal Gorge Bridge & park, Royal Gorge Railroad, a Horseback Ride, ATV, Zipline or Winery Tour. Rafting and much more!
MULTI-DAY OVERNIGHT TRIPS: Multi-day Colorado whitewater rafting trips in Bighorn Sheep Canyon are fun for families and scout troops. Minimum age and weight requirements for children on this exciting Colorado whitewater rafting trip are based on river conditions.
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 into Colorado's spectacular high country.
BEGINNER TRIP: A great mountain trip for the whole family. This 1/3-day ride is filled with non-stop action-packed Class III whitewater as you raft through the historic Idaho Springs mining district. Minimum age 5 years.
INTERMEDIATE TRIP: This is Clear Creek's most popular stretch of river, and one of the best river rafting trips we offer! Brace yourself for a 1/3-day of continuous Class III and Class IV action. Our Clear Creek Intermediate river rafting trips are our top choice for families with teenagers and adventurous first-time rafters alike. Adults 14 and up only.
INTERMEDIATE FULL DAY: Spend a day on the River! This is one of the best river rafting trips we offer! Brace yourself for a full day of continuous Class III and Class IV action. Our Clear Creek Intermediate river rafting trips are our top choice for thrill-seekers and adventurous first-time rafters alike. Adults 14 and up only.
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, mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.
- 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.
TECHNOLOGY FOR GUESTS TO USE IN A COMMON AREA
- Phone: Public payphones.
GROUPS REUNIONS AND WEDDINGS
- 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
FUN THINGS TO DO
- Open Dates For On-Site Activities: 3/15 to 10/15
PRIMARILY YEAR ROUND ACTIVITIES
- Restaurant(s): On site.
PRIMARILY SUMMER ACTIVITIES
- Whitewater Rafting Office/Pickup point: On site.