True adventure begins on this incredible whitewater rafting experience as the canyon narrows and the rock walls tower 1000 feet above the Arkansas River. Not for the faint of heart, this trip will confront infamous Class III to Class V rapids such as Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer, Wall Slammer, Boat Eater, and more. The spectacular scenery of the Royal Gorge, our intentional ministry focus, and continuous whitewater adventure combine to create an experience that will not soon be forgotten.
Our Half-Day Royal Gorge trip starts at Parkdale and very quickly enters the ever-steepening canyon. This trip is great for a quick shot of high-adrenaline excitement and a great way to experience the beauty of the Royal Gorge.
Like all our trips, the purpose of this trip is much more than just whitewater rafting. Our guides seek opportunities to use even a half day on the river to share about the love and grace that is found in Jesus Christ. Whether you’re already a Christ-follower or if you’ve never come to know Him we would love to have the opportunity to share about what He’s done in our lives and encourage you to take the next step in faith – whether that be increasing in love for Him or beginning a lifelong relationship with Jesus. We seek to do this in a non-threatening, conversational way using stories, sharing spiritual analogies, and taking time to pray for you and your specific needs. To learn more about how and why we do this, see About Us and Why Journey Quest?
The Royal Gorge is a serious section of river and is not suitable for beginners. The minimum age is 15 at low or moderate flows, 18 at high flows. Previous class III or higher paddling experience and strong swimming ability are recommended for all guests. For the safety of our guides and guests, we cannot take guests who are over 250lbs, individuals with a history of heart problems, or those who are poor swimmers or unable to swim.