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Address: 50905 W US Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212-9749
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+1 800-530-8212
08:00 - 19:00
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Exciting Raft Trips in the Royal Gorge. Family Fun rafting in Bighorn Sheep...

Exciting Raft Trips in the Royal Gorge. Family Fun rafting in Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Located one mile west of Canon City, Colorado. Only one hour from Colorado Springs. Our professional, experienced guides are committed to Safety and Excellence. Our 20th year! Great Deals- Great Guides- Great Fun!

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Amazing Experience

Loved this experience from start to finish. Totally worth every penny. Our guide had a really dry sense of humor, which I personally loved. He was super knowledgeably as well. I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
Marquette, Michigan

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Marquette, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Loved this experience from start to finish. Totally worth every penny. Our guide had a really dry sense of humor, which I personally loved. He was super knowledgeably as well. I was a little nervous to do the Royal Gorge tour, but it was the highlight of my trip. Don't think twice about going, just do it and use this... More 

Thank shelbs22nmu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great time at WAO!The water was low...not too much white water. What made it so great was our guide. Joe is a wonderful conversationalist with fascinating stories and a great sense of humor. Would definitely do it again if Joe was our guide.

Thank Melissa R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We had so much fun on the river! WAO was a great company to go through and we had a very knowledgable, skilled, fun, and experienced guide (Bryan Cross.) The views and scenery going through Royal Gorge were unbelievable. I highly recommend WAO and we will definitely be back during peak water season next year.

Thank Michael G
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The moment we saw his hair blow in the breeze of his office on Saturday, August 20th in the afternoon sun, we knew we were in for a treat with Joe. He is just majestic with a paddle and saved us through our hemorrhoids. We couldn't be more thankful. Great trip overall and we hope to come back in high... More 

2 Thank alexziepke
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great full day trip with the guys at WAO. Sweets (Brandon?) was very knowledgeable about the history of the canyon and was very amiable and easy to talk to. The rest of the guides were great too. At check-in the office staff was friendly and didna great job screening customers as to experience level and what people wanted... More 

Thank Josh M
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great morning half day trip on the Arkansas River. Well handled smaller company and our guide, Ross, was terrific!

Thank Diane O
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We realize our timing for the rafting trip wasn't great as it was close to the end of the season so the water level was low and the rapids were pretty tepid even for Big Horn Sheep. However, the experience itself was boring for a rafting trip. We've been on at least 10 rafting trips over the years and we've... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The all day rafting trip through the Royal Gorge was an experience one will never forget! You learn how to properly paddle & get through III, IV & V rated Rapids with a possibility of falling out of the raft.

Thank Wendy F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Our day on the river couldn't have gone any better. Despite my wife's initial apprehension, our 11 and 13-year-old kids had a blast. Our guide was not only professional and knowledgeable, he was personable with our family and made it a fantastic day. I'd recommend WAO without reservation.

Thank Dustin W
Riverdale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We booked the trip for the morning of July 6th. My son, daughter-in-law and 2 teenage boys & grandma were going rafting on the Arkansas River. My daughter-in-law was not a big fan. We told the staff our situation when they were outfitting us for wet shirts. The trip to the launch site was short. We waited for the guides... More 

Thank fran07444

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