Echo Canyon River Expeditions - Day Trips


Scenic Byways and Drives White-water Rafting and Kayaking Activities, Tourist Attractions 

With a commitment to safety and quality, ECHO CANYON RIVER EXPEDITIONS focuses on providing each guest with an unforgettable river experience. Since 1978, Echo Canyon has grown to be one of the largest and most respected outfitters in Colorado.

Whatever you are seeking ... an introduction to splashy Class II whitewater for your family, a challenging whitewater adrenaline-pumping thrill through the Royal Gorge, or something in-between ... we have rafts and guides waiting to create a wonderful vacation memory for you and your family.

THE ARKANSAS RIVER is the most popular rafting destination in Colorado and the closest to Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Join us for one of our simple and easy vacation adventure packages, including Raft-n-Rail, Raft & Zipline, Raft & ATV, or Raft-n-Bridge.

ON-SITE: Relax after your trip at our full-service restaurant, the 8 Mile Bar & Grill (seasonal). Stay in one of our Family Vacation Homes or Deluxe Glamping Cabins.

LOCAL GUIDES: Our professional guides are trained better than any other outfitter's guides in Colorado; they have more medical training, more river rescue training, more customer service training, and more knowledge about local plants, animals, history, and geology.

Create memories that will last a lifetime and experience the Arkansas River's white water on your vacation! Embark on a unique Colorado vacation adventure with Echo Canyon River Expeditions.

LOCATION: Echo Canyon rafting in the Heart of Royal Gorge Country; one hour from Colorado Springs and minutes from the Royal Gorge Bridge and Cañon City along US 50 near milepost marker 271 on the north side of the Highway.

DRIVE TIMES: Pueblo, CO, 60 Minutes. Colorado Springs, CO, 75 minutes. Denver. CO, 2-1/2 hours. Fort Collins, CO, 3-1/2 hours. Cheyenne, WY, 4 hours. Durango, CO, 4-1/2 hours. Grand Junction, CO, 5 hours. Albuquerque, NM, and Amarillo, TX, 6 hours. Wichita, KS, 8 hours. Lincoln, NE, 9 hours. Oklahoma City, OK, 9-1/2 hours.

ADDRESS: 45000 W US Highway 50, Cañon City, CO 81212

PHONE: 800-755-3246 For Current Rates and Availability; To Book Your Vacation Adventure: mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.

Royal Gorge Cabins - Family Vacation Homes and Deluxe Glamping Cabins stay in our modern homes featuring stainless steal kitchens and spa-style bathrooms and our canvas sides glamping rentals that feature luxury bedding and decks with firepits.




  • Groups Welcome: Club. Corporate. Reunion. Weddings. Elopements. Youth group with adult leaders. Retreat.
  • Group Meeting Area: Outdoor area.
  • Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Indoor Meeting Room: 98
  • Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in COVERED Outdoor Picnic Area: 50
  • Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Outdoor Open Picnic Area: 150


  • Open Dates For On-Site Activities: 5/1 to 9/30

Primarily Summer Activities

  • Whitewater Rafting Office/Pickup point: On site.

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