by: Bold Betties
We are a community of women that have one thing in common: the desire to defy our own limits, indoors and outdoors. We explore, we push, we persevere and we support. We never give up on ourselves or each other. We know that women in the wild make for strong, independent and courageous leaders. We are mothers, sisters, wives, partners, friends and just general badasses. And we want YOU to become a part of our tribe! What are you waiting for? Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Betty! Join us on this trip!
This half day rafting trip begins at the very entrance of the Royal Gorge via a private beach and put in. This exhilarating white water rafting trip runs up to 3 hours and tackles the most challenging Class III - IV rapids (Class V at the highest water marks). The Royal Gorge section runs 10 miles through multiple famous and exciting rapids including Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer, The Narrows, Boat Eater, Wall Slammer and many more!
While rafting the Royal Gorge you will pass under the Royal Gorge Bridge towering overhead a thousand feet above the river. In between the excitement of the rapids be sure to keep an eye out for the local wildlife such as the Bighorn Sheep, Peregrine Falcons, Mule Deer and Black Bears that make the Royal Gorge their home. As the Arkansas River cuts through the 1200 foot cliffs of Fremont Peak, The Royal Gorge is formed. Here the gradient increases creating longer and more challenging rapids than those found upriver.
The Royal Gorge is suitable for first time rafters seeking a greater challenge and for experienced paddlers alike. The Royal Gorge is more demanding by classification.
Arrive at meeting point in Canon City by 8:15 AM. We can help to coordinate car pools from Fort Collins, Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs. Day will begin with an approximately 3 hour rafting trip with an optional group lunch afterwards.
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