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Canon City Outpost

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Canon City Rafting Outpost

Whether you are looking for a unique family vacation spot, or an adventurous high-adrenaline whitewater adventure, you will find exactly what you are looking for in Canon City.  This small southeastern city is known for world-famous Royal Gorge, a stunning gorge carved by the Arkansas River. 

AVA offers the ultimate way to experience this incredible natural feature with whitewater rafting through the Royal Gorge.  With rafting, hiking, fishing or biking, Canon City is sure to satisfy any appetite for excitement.  Canon City offers the ease of the Front Range – close to Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo – while proving easy access to the Rocky Mountains.  

Half-day and full- day rafting options are conveniently located just an hour outside of Colorado Springs.

Top Canon City attractions:

  • Whitewater rafting in the Royal Gorge
  • The Royal Gorge Bridge
  • The Royal Gorge Railroad
  • Helicopter tours

Top Colorado Springs attractions:

  • Garden of the Gods
  • Pikes Peak (accessible by hiking or driving)
  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
  • Rock Climbing

Canon City has so much more to offer than just rafting.  Soar across the canyon on the longest single span Aerial Tram or check out Colorado’s most popular attraction, the Royal Gorge Bridge, towering 1,100 feet above the Arkansas River.

Test your courage and walk out to the middle of the quarter-mile long expanse.  Make sure to keep an eye out for rafters maneuvering the exhilarating rapids below and admire the incredible panoramic views that surround you.

For even more fun, enjoy the area’s scenery and history on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, or take to the skies with amazing helicopter tours.  Looking for a thrill?  Get your heart pounding as you ride one of the world’s steepest incline railways or the daring SkyCoaster! 

Those seeking a mellower way to see the area will enjoy the abundance of shops and eateries while exploring turn-of-the-century architecture right in the heart of downtown. Come and immerse yourself in all Canon City has to offer.

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Canon City Outpost

Bighorn Sheep Canyon Half Day

Half Day • Arkansas River
South Central, CO • Family Whitewater
Class II-III • Ages 6+
Location: Canon City, CO

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Duration

Trip Time: 4-5 hrs
Water Time: 3 hrs

Difficulty

Beginner Whitewater

Price

$64.00


Royal Gorge Half Day

1/2 Day • near Canon City, CO
Advanced rafting Class III-V
Ages 15+
Location: Canon City, CO

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Duration

Trip Time: 4 hrs
Water Time: 3 hrs

Difficulty

Advanced rafting: no experience necessary but physical fitness required

Price

$79.00


Royal Gorge Full Day

Full Day • Arkansas River
South Central, CO • Ages 15+
Advanced rafting • Class III-V
Location: Canon City, CO

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Duration

Trip Time: 8 hrs
Water Time: 5-6 hrs

Difficulty

Advanced Whitewater

Price

$135.00