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Whether you’re looking for an extreme whitewater rafting trip, a multi-night water-and-camping adventure or a calm scenic float, Echo Canyon is your trusted guide for authentic, safe, Colorado river-rafting fun.

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Since 1978, Echo Canyon River Expeditions has been the preferred Colorado whitewater rafting outfitter, helping new rafters and seasoned rafting enthusiasts alike to conquer the state’s wild rivers under the calm instruction of the region’s most-trusted (and most fun) guides.

Variety is the name of the game at Echo Canyon! Want a relaxing day spent floating on gorgeous, calm waters with the family? They’ve got it. How about a crashing, splashing, white water adventure filled with teamwork, laughter and pulse-pounding fun? Yup, they’ve got that, too! Echo Canyon’s goal is to make a day on the river accessible to most skill levels, while always focusing on safety. Hop on for a half-day, full-day, and multi-day, rafting trips that can range from a few miles to 50 miles. Yes, you read that right, 50 miles of river rafting.

There’s more, too. Echo Canyon has the most Colorado packages ever for those of you who just can’t be satisfied with one adventure a day. Think ziplining, train rides, and crossing the Royal Gorge Bridge. Pretty cool, right?

When your day is done, you and your rafting partners can re-fuel at the 8 Mile Bar & Grill. There’s craft beer and hot, delicious meals to help you replenish your strength after fighting the river. Or, if you’re not finished exploring the region just yet, you can even stay a night or two. Echo Canyon has some seriously excellent lodging, with options ranging from luxury cabins to high class glamping under the stars.

No matter how you choose to get your splash on, Echo Canyon will deliver exactly what you need. They’re the experts on blending safety, excitement and fun to create unforgettable memories. If you’re seeking the recipe for a perfect vacation, crafted only in Colorado, you’ve found it here. Just add water!

Things to know

From $87 / person

Closed for the Season
Re-opens May 1, 2023

Average time

4-6 hours

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We rent wet suits, spray wear and river shoes which can contribute greatly to the enjoyment of your trip when weather is a consideration.

River shoes- $7
Wetsuit- $7 
Splash Jacket- $7 
Full package- $20 

Best time for family rafting - Early July

Best time for adventure rafting - Early to mid June

Our river trips leave as scheduled, rain or shine. However, we reserve the right to cancel or shorten a trip due to extreme weather conditions if we feel it would be unsafe to continue.

Our 14 ft self-bailing rafts will accommodate 7-8 guests and 1 guide. At lower water levels we will usually take no more than 6 guests in a raft. If you wish to guarantee a raft with only members of you party you may purchase the additional spots in the raft.

Each guest must read, understand, initial and sign Echo Canyon’s Assumption of Risk, Release of Liability and Indemnification Agreement Form (PDF file). All minors (under age 18) must sign AS WELL AS their parents or legal guardians in order to participate in any trip we offer.


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