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Rafting trips near: Canon City

Train ride through Royal Gorge canyons

Canon City is the gateway to the Royal Gorge region, southern Colorado's most popular tourist area. The Royal Gorge was a formidable obstacle to early explorers. Lt. Zebulon Pike, whose name adorns Pike's Peak, was turned back here trying to explore points west. Eventually a railroad was built to serve the silver mines around Leadville. The Royal Gorge Railroad War between the Sante Fe and the Denver-Rio Grande lines ended in a court battle won by the Denver-Rio Grande. Now a popular tourist train allows passengers spectacular views in the Royal Gorge. The Royal Gorge Bridge, built in 1929, towers 1053' over the rushing whitewater of the Arkansas River and is a popular tourist attraction. Visitors to Canon City have easy access to the whitewater rafting and excellent fly fishing in the Bighorn Sheep Canyon and Royal Gorge regions.

Driving mileage from:
Colorado Springs - 45 miles
Denver - 115 miles
Salida - 56 miles


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Trip Rating Length Price More Info
Arkansas River - Bighorn Sheep Canyon - 1/2 Day Class III & IV 1/2 Day $ 57.00
Arkansas River - Bighorn Sheep Canyon  - Full Day Class III & IV Full Day $ 95.00
Arkansas River - Cottonwood Family Float Class II & III 1/4 Day $ 32.00
Arkansas River - Evening Float Fishing Class II & III 1/2 Day $ 295.00
Arkansas River - Float Fishing - Full Day Class II & III Full Day $ 395.00
Arkansas River - BSC and Brown's Canyon 2 day trips Class III & IV Multi-day $ 279.00
Arkansas River - Royal Gorge - 1/2 Day Class IV & V 1/2 Day $ 70.00
Arkansas River - Royal Gorge - Full Day Class IV & V Full Day $ 115.00
Arkansas River - Royal Gorge Grand Slam Class IV & V Full Day $ 125.00
Arkansas River - Numbers Half Day ADVANCED Class III & IV 1/2 Day $ 65.00
Arkansas River - River and Rail Package Class III 1/2 Day $ 99.00
Arkansas River - Numbers Full Day ADVANCED Class III & IV Full Day $ 108.00