Our staff of support kayakers is an indispensable part of our Royal Gorge Rafting trips and high water family rafting trips on the Bighorn Sheep Canyon.

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We know we are only as good as our team of employees and through the experiences & bonds, we create with you, our guest. We are honored to share in the exceptional experiences that our whitewater rafting & zipline tours provide. To you, our guest, we are honored to serve you with what we strive to make the best rafting trips and zip lining experiences in Colorado! To our staff, we thank you for helping us make Royal Gorge Rafting & Zip Line Tours what it is today. To all of you that choose us as your outfitter of choice in the future, we look forward to being the absolute highlight of your vacation!


There are many benefits to providing kayak support. Number one is our clients safety. Imagine you are separated from your raft, although unlikely it is still a possibility. A support kayaker is able to assist you in ways that are priceless!

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Our kayakers are the heart and soul of our photography program. As most of the other outfitters utilize a riverside based photographer, they are limited to only a few pictures of each boat on any given run. Our photographers however are able to get many shots throughout the trip not limited to action shots in the rapids, but scenic and candid group photos as well to truly capture the substance and spirit of your adventure. Your kayaker starts taking photos from the time you arrive and continues until the time you depart.


After your adventure we will present the photos of you trip in entertaining slideshows on big screen televisions in the fun & lively White Water Bar & Grill. Here you can take in the days events and imbibe in the good times had with friends and family.


Our kayakers will have your photos available after your trip via multiple photo kiosks or large screen tv slideshows all within the White Water Bar & Grill where you can peruse your photos and order them on the spot from our kiosks or view them from your home via our website.


Beyond support, there are many facets your kayaker fills, They assist with the Full Day Royal Gorge lunches as a riverside chef. They are there to capture your adventure from the beginning to end. They provide additional entertainment & overall, they help Royal Gorge Rafting create our well rounded program.


You should know. Rafts can and will flip over at times, you can fall out of a raft. This is part of white water rafting and this is why we employ our team of kayakers. They can assist you and your crew if and when a raft fully capsizes or you take an unexpected swim. A kayaker running support can also retrieve lost paddles dropped in the river. Up a creek without a paddle? We prefer not.


A kayaker can exit the river at nearly any given point and hike his or her kayak to a new location. This is important as swimmers could end up on opposite side of the river from their raft. A kayaker can assist swimmers with a bow or stern rescue maneuver or they can instruct you as to where to swim. This in itself is more often than not substantial enough help and is what most people need to alert them to swim to shore or to another raft.



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