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Whitewater Rafting Adventures

Christ-Centered Rafting Trips on Colorado’s Arkansas River

Journey Quest invites you, your family, and friends to be our guests this summer on a Christ-centered whitewater rafting expedition! Vessels for Honor Rafting is now Journey Quest, offering fun & exciting trips on Colorado’s Arkansas River. We’ve infused Journey Quest’s Christian ministry focus into all our trips while continuing the tradition of excellent guides and wholesome fun. Whether you’ve rafted with Vessels for Honor Rafting before or if this will be your first experience, we expect you’ll love your trip with Journey Quest.

Most of our rafting and inflatable kayak adventures launch from our site at Texas Creek Junction near Canon City and travel through Bighorn Sheep Canyon or the Royal Gorge, offering some of the most spectacular scenery on the upper Arkansas River. Our guided tours range from 1/4 day to 6 days, and can be tailored to suit your individual taste for adventure. Trips run Monday through Saturday during the summer rafting season, from May 1st through Labor Day. We are ideally suited to accommodate groups of up to 80 people who are interested in growing in Jesus Christ, enjoying wholesome family fun, and experiencing thrilling whitewater adventures.

This is family rafting at it’s best! We begin the action with Texas Creek rapid and continue the tour for up to 19 miles. Some of the other rapids along the way include Maytag, Three Rocks, Five Points, Spikebuck, Shark’s Tooth and more. Between the whitewater, there is time to relax, enjoy the canyon’s wildlife and revel in the beauty of God’s Creation. » More Info «

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Ages 6 - Adult

True adventure begins on this incredible whitewater rafting experience as the canyon narrows and the rock walls tower 1000 feet above. Not for the faint of heart, this trip will confront the infamous Class III to Class V rapids such as Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer, Wall Slammer, Boat Eater, and more. All of the large rapids are compressed into a short, continuous stretch that will thrill even the most rugged river-rat! » More Info «

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Ages 14 - Adult

Browns Canyon is the most popular run on the Arkansas River, and for great reason! There’s plenty of exciting whitewater and excellent scenery. Slightly closer to Denver than our other runs, Browns makes a perfect day-trip for youth groups, churches, or family reunions. Browns Canyon offers exciting class III to III+ rapids, making it a perfect adventure for any group, beginner to advanced. » More Info «

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Ages 8-Adult

Journey Quest’s inflatable kayaks trips are wet, wild, and ridiculously fun — a perfect way to experience the Arkansas River, up close and personal! Inflatable Kayaks, or “Duckies,” put you in the driver’s seat as you navigate the rapids in upper or lower Bighorn Sheep Canyon! » More Info «

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Beginner - Advanced
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Ages 13 - Adult