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Hitting The Arkansas River Rapids With Royal Gorge Rafting

I had emailed a few companies a few days ago about going out to Cañon City, Colorado to do some white water rafting.  I decided on using Royal Gorge Rafting because they had great reviews on trip advisor and their email responses were also great.

So I departed at 4am this morning from Colorado Springs for Cañon City to do some Class IV and V rafting on the Arkansas River with Royal Gorge Rafting.  I really hadn’t done much rafting up to this point, so had no idea what to expect….

Apparently, I should have expected the time of my life on the Arkansas River today, because that’s what I had.  It was insane.

To get these pictures, I had booked a white water package with a photographer who kayaked along ahead of us…. I think it was well worth it to commemorate my awesome day on the Arkansas River with Royal Gorge Rafting.

Our day went like this, we rafted in the morning, had lunch at a nice grassy picnic area next to the Arkansas River, and then rafted a few hours more in the afternoon.

After we were done rafting, we went back to Royal Gorge Rafting, changed into dry clothes and then hung out at the the bar/restaurant for dinner and some post-rafting beers, while watching clips of our day on the Arkansas.

The raft guides at Royal Gorge Rafting were also awesome (no complaints) and also invited me to go rafting with them that night with glow sticks on the rafts/life jackets/etc but I sadly I had to head back to the Springs… maybe next time :)

//The I.A.