Thrill Seeker – Day 1
If you’re looking for something to get your blood pumping, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got white water rafting, zip lines over 1,000-foot-deep gorges, and a ride or two you’re just going to have to see to believe.
Start the day off right
Get up and get going early for this first adventure. We recommend grabbing coffee and a breakfast burrito to go!
Echo Canyon River Expedition
For an epic adventure, just add water
The folks at Echo Canyon say the 9:30 float is their favorite, and they ought to know. They’ve been guiding river trips for 40 years now. At 9:30, the morning chill is gone, and the heat of the day hasn’t hit yet.
Regardless of your experience or comfort level, they’ve got the perfect adventure AND the guides to get you there.
Local’s Tip: Spring for the wetsuit, even in summer, that water can be COLD!
Time allowance: 3-4 hours
Lunch that hits the spot
8 Mile Bar and Grill is the perfect place for lunch after your workout on the river. It’s located on the Echo Canyon property, has seriously tasty vittles and a killer selection of local craft brews on tap. You’re gonna want to hang out and swap rapid stories at the fire pit. Trust us.
Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
Zip line 1200 feet off the ground!
Okay thrill seeker, now you’ve probably got a zip line or two under your belt, but have you ridden one across a gorge? Fly 1200 feet over the Arkansas River, from one side of the gorge to the other. Be sure to book a flight on the sky coaster while you’re at it.
Local’s Tip: Make sure your shoes are strapped tightly and your phone is stashed. Whatever falls belongs to the gorge now.
Time allowance: 1-2 hours
Don’t call me late for supper
While you’re gorge-side, check out some of the best barbeque this side of the Mississippi. At the Bridge View BBQ, you can order your barbeque by the sandwich . . . or by the pound. Seriously.
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