Full Day: 9:30
Full Day: 15 miles
Full Day: 14 class III (IV)
Full Day: Riverside Lunch
Raft Bighorn Sheep Canyon just one hour from Colorado Springs
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Bighorn Sheep Canyon is a perfect introduction to whitewater rafting in Colorado and is only one hour from Colorado Springs. Choose from half day and full day trips with River Runners. This intermediate section of the Arkansas River has multiple class III rapids including Five Points, Spike Buck, Bootlegger, Shark’s Tooth, Puppy Tail and more. There are plenty of times to catch your breath between rapids and take in the beauty of Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Keep your eyes peeled for Bighorn Sheep, Red Tail Hawks, mink, beaver and other wildlife. This classic stretch of whitewater is sure to be the highlight of your Colorado vacation.
This trip departs from River Runners at the Royal Gorge
This trip is brought to you by River Runners, which is located just a few minutes from the take-out for this rafting trip – making for short shuttles to and from the river.
One hour from Colorado Springs!
This trip departs from River Runners at the Royal Gorge – only one hour from Colorado Springs. Choose from half day or full day whitewater adventures.
When is the best time to raft Bighorn Sheep Canyon?
The best time to raft Bighorn Sheep Canyon will depend on the type of experience you seek. Spring runoff between the last week of May through the end of June is the best time to go if you are looking for a wilder ride. July to mid-August is the best time for a milder trip. And April 1 through mid-May, or mid-August through the end of September is when you will find solitude on the river.
What to bring on your Bighorn Sheep Canyon rafting trip?
All River Runners adventures include PFDs, helmets, paddles, wetsuits, splash tops, wet shoes, first aid, and all other safety equipment. Additional recommended items include base layers (such as polypro or other quick-dry fabrics), sun glasses (straps sold at River Runners), sun block, water bottle, and swim trunks/board shorts.