We exist to make rafting safe and fun so our guests can be inspired by their experience in this spectacular region.
Royal Gorge Rafting began running river trips in 2004 and since that time we have become the most popular choice for rafting the Royal Gorge. With that, we always keep our focus on quality over quantity and making sure our guests remain our #1 priority in everything we do.
From our overall safety to our goal of exceeding our customers’ expectations, we know that in order to get this right we need to have the best staff we can employ on and off the river.
We seek mastery in rafting from a technical and safety perspective, ensuring our guests experience the fun and enjoyment of a high quality rafting experience. We strike the ideal balance.
We lift people up and help them overcome any fear and hesitation so that they can fully enjoy themselves and be proud of what they accomplished.
We value connection with our guests whether old or young, inexperienced or not, and we help them connect with the sport, our team, the river, the gorge, the environment, and the surroundings around them.
why book with us
We do all the work so you can have all the fun
We Only Do Epic
We go big, and we do it right. Colorado is breathtaking and awesome, and so is every single thing we offer. If it’s on our website, we operate it. You can count on the same high level of quality and service across the board.
Real Relaxation, Start to Finish
This isn’t one of those vacations that’s stressful to plan and that you need a vacation from when you get home. Your relaxation starts the minute you contact us. All you need to know is that you want to experience the Royal Gorge. We’ll make sure your visit is epic.
Caring for Colorado
We’re serious stewards of this awesome playground. We offer outdoor adventures that have a minimal environmental impact, and we go the extra mile with solar power, waterless restrooms, and limiting our use of plastic.
How We Got Started
After professionally guiding for over a decade, I (Jimmy- owner/operator) realized that I could offer a better experience by creating my own river outfitting business. Working on the nation's most competitive river (the Arkansas River in Colorado) allowed me to learn a lot about how to (and how not to) operate high-quality river experiences.
From day one, our goal was to provide the best river experiences. For this reason, we have grown to become Colorado's #1 rafting outfitter today. A few examples of creating the best rafting experiences are our kayak and photo support program and our focus on hiring exceptional professional river guides. The guide makes all the difference on tour, and we hire the best!
Responsible about the environment
Our river tours have a minimal environmental impact which is an excellent start to any business model. We are conscientious about our daily environmental impact too and so far, we've:
Added the addition of solar to our power needs at our base location and some of our vacation rentals.
Converted most of our lighting systems to LED systems.
Reduced our water use by utilizing waterless urinals.
Investing in our community
Royal Gorge Rafting has been donating to local efforts to create more outdoor opportunities for our community. We've invested in trail building and more outdoor activities. We believe the more people value the outdoors and all things wild, the more they will respect the environment around them.
We hope you love the Royal Gorge as much as we do
When we aren't hosting your group on tours, we’re enjoying this adventure playground. You'll find us rafting, zipping, hiking, biking, and taking in the phenomenal outdoors. Enjoy your time in the Royal Gorge.
We know your time in the Royal Gorge is going to be Epic.
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The Ultimate Gorge Experience
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