Arkansas River – Royal Gorge

Section of river: Royal Gorge
Difficulty: Class 3-4+
Length: 17 miles/27 KM
Season: May to August
Best rapids: 3 Rocks, Sunshine Falls, Sledgehammer, Narrows, Wall Slammer, Boat Eater

Rafting2_RoyalGorge_MIThe Royal Gorge is a favorite destination of thrill seeking rafters and includes some of the West’s best whitewater. This section of the river is lower in elevation and always warmer than other higher elevation sections. You will paddle through huge rapids as you pass 1053 feet below the famous Royal Gorge Bridge that was built in 1929.