Get up early, because you’ll want to eat a very filling breakfast before you hit the highway. We suggest Western Omelette, which has build-your-own omelettes and the rich and flavorful breakfast enchiladas.
Echo Canyon River Expeditions
20 miles of rapids, hours of fun.
You only have to drive about an hour and a half to find some of the most exciting rapids in Colorado. Echo Canyon’s all-day Royal Gorge Rafting trip will take you through the same canyon you zipped over the day before, but in a wholly different way. Class III to Class V rapids soak you to the skin as you crash down the Arkansas River, navigating the obstacles with your team of fellow rafters and Echo Canyon’s trusty, experienced guides. It starts off easy enough, giving you time to savor the beauty of the region, before plunging you into a white water workout you will never forget. This trip is for ages 14+ and you have to be in good shape and be a good swimmer. These are serious rapids (that are seriously fun).
Local’s Tip: There are some fantastic cabins you can crash at the night before or the night after your trip. We recommend the latter, so you can rest without driving back.
Time allowance: 2-3 hoursExplore More
Lunch is included in Echo Canyon’s all-day trip. Even better, it’s a steak lunch and you get to enjoy it riverside as you break before the harder rapids challenge you for the remainder of the afternoon.
You’ve rafted all day, it’s time to re-fuel at the 8-Mile Bar and Grill, where you can enjoy glycol-chilled Colorado beer, loaded burgers and old-fashioned favorites like chicken fried steak and mac ‘n’ cheese. For dessert, you cannot miss the very grown up bourbon and Coke float, with bourbon ice cream and a shot in an ice cold Coca-Cola.
Is this itinerary right for you?
Share this Itinerary