Whitewater Rafting

About Raft Masters

If you're looking for the top Colorado whitewater rafting outfitter, you've found it. At Raft Masters, Colorado whitewater rafting isn't just a business – it’s our passion. No other Colorado river rafting company does it like we do. We stake our reputation on providing professional, high-quality Colorado whitewater rafting adventures dedicated to your comfort and enjoyment.

Offering exclusive rafting trips and packages along both Clear Creek and the Arkansas River, we’ve got the perfect whitewater excursion for rafters of every skill level. From high-octane thrill rides to leisurely float trips, Raft Masters has something for everyone.

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Half Day River Rafting

Bighorn Sheep Canyon (Class I-III)

Colorado’s Bighorn Sheep Canyon, also known as Bighorn Canyon or Parkdale, is home to numerous herds of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, and is the perfect introduction to Colorado whitewater rafting. This action-packed and scenic section of the Arkansas River is an ideal Colorado whitewater rafting trip for all ages and abilities; Class II and Class III rapids like Five Points, Spike Buck and Shark’s Tooth guarantee an exciting whitewater rafting experience as you ride the roller coaster waves of the Arkansas River. We also run multi-day Colorado whitewater rafting trips in Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Minimum age and weight requirements for children on this exciting Colorado whitewater rafting trip are based on river conditions. 

Royal Gorge (Class III-V)


Royal Gorge Rafting is for those who want the most whitewater thrills. As the Arkansas River narrows to only 25-feet wide, this adventure-packed whitewater rafting trip winds its way through the 1,100-foot cliffs of the Royal Gorge. 

Famous for its steep drops, huge waves, and continuous Class III to Class V whitewater, the spectacular scenery and Royal Gorge’s famous rapids thrill even the most experienced whitewater rafting veterans. Minimum age varies with water levels.

Can’t wait for the “big stuff”? Head straight for the action on one of our most popular Royal Gorge rafting trips! Be sure to check out our free wetsuits before you head to the river on this one. Our world-class reputation was built on this world-class whitewater. After a short warm-up you will begin miles of nearly continuous whitewater and rapids like Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer, Boat Eater and many more. Once you finish your trip through the Royal Gorge you will be only minutes away from our office in Canon City. Because of limited space afternoon trips will be an additional five dollars per person. 

Which Tour is Best?

Choose the mid-level 9-mile trip through the Arkansas river’s Bighorn Sheep Canyon (Class II and III rapids) OR the more challenging 12-mile trip through the Royal Gorge (Class III to V rapids). The Bighorn Sheep Canyon is appropriate for children weighing 50 lbs and up, or roughly age 5.

The Royal Gorge is more adventurous section of the river and is suited to ages 14 and up.  Keep in mind that these guidelines fluctuate by season and water levels.

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