White Water Rafting Deals White Water Rafting Coupons
$5 OFF any trip departing from Echo Canyon location. Everyone deserves a deal! Book any regular priced raft trip (half-day, full-day or package trip departing from Echo Canyon) and receive $5 off per person. If you book by phone mention coupon code DEAL2021. If you reserve online be sure to add the coupon code at check-out!
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Rafting The Numbers in Colorado with Echo Canyon River
Here is what you should know before your The Numbers rafting trip: Minimum age of 14-18+ years. Previous experience suggested. Must be in great physical condition. Class III-IV rapids. Half-day trip lasts a total of 2.5 hours, with 1.5 hours on the river. Full-day …
Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Trips with Echo Canyon River
Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Trip Details. Minimum age 6+ years. Great for beginners and families. Class I, II and III rapids. Class IV rapids at higher water flows. Half-day trip lasts a total of 3 hours, with 2 hours on the river. Full-day trip lasts a total of 6 hours, with 4+ hours on the river. Full-day trip includes a gourmet style boxed
Exit Rapid kicks off soon after Lion’s Head Rapid. The river takes a quick right turn past an old bridge abutment in the middle of the river, and the rapid continues right after that. It begins with a series of waves that are runnable at all water flows, followed by a brief break.
Wall Slammer Rapid
Wall Slammer Rapid (Class IV-V) – Royal Gorge Wall Slammer Rapid is a challenging rapid with minimal moves to make, but potentially big consequences if things go awry. It’s a class IV to class V rapid – typically a class IV when rafted commercially – that has one simple rule. Don’t get slammed into the […]
What Activities Can You Do In Cañon City During the Off
ATV and Jeep tours are a fun way to traverse the terrain and spend the day laughing with your family. Colorado Jeep Tours offers guided tours that take off from Cañon City and explore the surrounding region. You can learn about the historic gold mine towns of Cripple Creek and Victor while taking in the scenery on off-road sections of Red Canyon and the Royal Gorge.
Rocky Mountain River Trips in Colorado That You Need
Rafting the Dolores River in southwestern Colorado is a rare and thrilling experience. Thanks to its location, the best time to raft the Dolores is when other rafting spots in the state have yet to take off for the season. If you’re looking to explore this remote region, you …
Mid-Summer: Perfect Water Flows on the Arkansas River
Mid-Summer: Perfect Water Flows on the Arkansas River. Written by Ashlee Sack, 07.06.2016. If there is a “perfect” time to go rafting, that time is right now. Why? In mid-summer, we experience the perfect combination of warm weather, moderate water flows on the Arkansas River, and consistent availability of the Royal Gorge.
Our Top 8 Tips for Your First Whitewater Rafing Trip
Tip #4: Keep Your Hands on the T-Grip. The end of your paddle has what is known as a T-grip. It is absolutely essential that you always keep one of your hands over the T-grip. One of the most common injuries that can occur whitewater rafting is injuring another rafter by taking your hand off of the end of your paddle.
Top 5 Southern Colorado Vacation Destinations
Top 5 Southern Colorado Vacation Destinations. Written by Ashlee Sack, 08.10.2016. There’s plenty to do south of Denver on your Colorado vacation. Whether you’re into mountain biking, hiking, history, sight-seeing, or soaking in a hot springs pool, you can find a destination in Southern Colorado (especially near Colorado Springs) that will help you relax, recharge, and reinvigorate.
Being A Raft Guide At Echo Canyon Is The Best Summer Job
You work well with others: Your fellow guides are your family off of the water and your safety net when you’re on it. Good communication skills are a must. You love to work hard: Guide training is demanding and the days are long, but it’s an incredibly rewarding experience if you can stick it out
Colorado Top 20 Bucket List
The Coors Brewery is one of the coolest breweries around. It’s located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and has been producing quality beer for nearly 150 years. For only $5 for residents and $10 for other visitors, you can enjoy three 8-ounce beer samples along with a commemorative glass.
Colorado ATV and Rafting Raft Echo
Echo Canyon has partnered with Play Dirty ATV Tours to offer this Colorado ATV and rafting package, and they are conveniently located just 20 miles west of our Echo Canyon headquarters. They are a private guide service who operates in the Texas Creek Trail System.This trail system is known by some as the “All Terrain Vehicle Capital of Colorado,” so needless to say, it’s a good time.
Why You Should Consider Becoming a Raft Guide
While many spend only part of the year as a raft guide between school or seasonal work, others dedicate their lives to living in the moment. Rafting jobs are seasonal in Colorado, but this doesn’t stop our guides from teaching snowboarding or leading whitewater rafting trips in Costa Rica during the off …
Multi-Day River Rafting Trips in Colorado with Echo Canyon
Disconnect with the rat race and connect with your fellow adventurers on one of our multi-day rafting trips in Colorado.There’s no better way to experience the world-class white water that Colorado has to offer than on a trip where you spend each day exploring miles of exhilarating rapids. Whether you are an experienced river runner or out for your first time, we’ll help you craft a trip
Royal Gorge Bridge and Rafting Package Echo Canyon River
Two exciting attractions in one fun and easy day! Combine a half-day Colorado white water rafting trip through the Arkansas River’s Bighorn Sheep Canyon with an afternoon at North America’s highest suspension bridge: the Royal Gorge Bridge.A family-class rafting trip starts your day off with miles of scenery and a chance of spotting Bighorn Sheep grazing the banks of the river.
End of Season Guide to Whitewater Rafting Gear Maintenance
Stored off of the ground: This protects from things like flooding, concrete, and rats. Kept in a locked facility: Proper storage in a secure facility keeps everything safe. Protected from critters: Moth balls and animal traps can protect the rafts and other gear from being made into homes for moths, mice, or …
How to Prepare for White Water Rafting Day Trips
Step 4: Plan Out the Rest of Your Trip. When you head to the mountains for a half-day or full-day of rafting, you may be able to fit in some other experiences. You might check out the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park if you’ve gone rafting in Cañon City, or spend some time checking out downtown Idaho Springs when you raft Clear Creek.
What to Wear Whitewater Rafting
Synthetic layers are best. When cotton gets wet it stays wet for a while, clinging to your skin and drawing away body heat. It’s uncomfortable and cold, no matter the air temperature. On a warm day, we recommend that you wear the following during your rafting trip: Swimsuit or board shorts. Quick drying shorts over swimsuit for women.
A Brief History of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region
Fast forward to 1929. This is the year when the Royal Gorge Bridge and Amusement Company was given approval to build the Royal Gorge Bridge. Back in the early 1900s, the construction of such a large structure towering over 1,000 feet above the river was an impressive engineering feat. People traveled from far and wide to observe its construction.
Your Colorado White Water Rafting Experience with Raft Echo
Echo Canyon is the ideal spot to add a real white water rafting adventure to your Colorado Rocky Mountain vacation – and to make lifelong memories.We’re located right near the Royal Gorge, about an hour from Colorado Springs.Once you’re here and ready to start your white water experience, be sure to leave just about everything in your vehicle – except a swimming suit, sunscreen and
Battle Bighorn Sheep Canyon with Echo Canyon River Expeditions
1st Place – Eighteen inch wooden paddles with “Billy” the Bighorn laser engraved on one side, and the map of Bighorn Sheep Canyon the other side. 2nd Place – $25 Echo Canyon gift cards to be used in our retail store on merchandise of your choice. 3rd Place – Echo Canyon Nalgene water bottles with bottle belt and Echo Canyon carabiner.
Things To Do After Rafting Colorado Echo Canyon River
Let the experts help plan your trip! Visit Pikes Peak Country Attractions for a complete list of the best attractions in the Pikes Peak region, filter to your family's interests and get up to 20% off select attractions. Go to Royal Gorge Travel to plan your summer vacation and family trip to the beautiful Royal Gorge area. The Colorado Vacation Directory helps you sort through the largest
Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience
Please note the following weight, height and clothing restrictions for the Ropes Course: Please no dresses, flip-flops, sandals without ankle straps, high-heel shoes, or any other type of shoe that falls off easily. Also, participants must be at least 4 feet tall and weigh less than 300 pounds.
Fun Activities For Family Reunions
4. Family Trivia. Split up into teams and play family trivia. Have each family include one or two things about their family and see who can get the most right. This is a fun way to get to know extended family. 5. Family Cook Off. Hosting a baking or cooking competition does two things.
Double Dip Rapid
Double Dip Rapid (Class III) - Bighorn sheep canyon. It’s easy to overlook the class III rapid known as Double Dip since the first of the two drops or ‘dips’ is actually quite gentle. The second dip, however, will nearly always pack a punch and jostle a crew no matter how well prepared they are for the hit! In this rapid the Arkansas
The Royal Gorge Train Rides
Echo Canyon’s Raft and Rail package (or Raft-n-Rail®) gives you and your family a morning of whitewater rafting followed by a two-hour afternoon train ride, in the class of your choice. Coach class seating offers guests assigned seats in climate controlled train coaches. While Vista Dome adds arching windows extending towards the top of the roof providing better views of the Royal Gorge
San Miguel River Rafting in Colorado with Echo Canyon
3-day trip. Departs near Telluride, Colorado. If you’re ready to explore this hidden gem, give us a call and we’ll help you organize your San Miguel Rafting trip. Enjoy the pristine mountains and picturesque Telluride on a vacation that you and your family will remember fondly for years to come. At Echo Canyon River Expeditions we are
Top 10 Corporate Team Building Events
Corporate team building events can be a fun way to bring employees together. Not only are these outings things that most everyone looks forward to, but they can help to build team morale, a positive company culture, and improve how well your team works together. In this article, we’re going to share our top 10 company outings, highlighting how each one can benefit your workplace.
Colorado Rafting FAQs Echo Canyon River Expeditions
Remember. . . May and June tend to have cooler air temperatures and a chance for late afternoon showers. July through early September are the warm and sunny months with somewhat lower water levels. When the spring run-off is at its peak, some sections and/or rapids may be unrunnable.
The Importance of River Sustainability
The Importance of River Sustainability. Sustainable development is defined as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”. When it comes to sustainable development, river sustainability is paramount. Water management and water conservation play an
The Best Time to Go Whitewater Rafting
Summer is here and now is the best time to go rafting in Colorado. Rafting season runs unofficially from Memorial Day to Labor Day, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the river and its fantastic whitewater during the early weeks of May and later in September. For those who are seeking excitement on their rafting trip and are in decent
White Water Rafting near Breckenridge, Colorado with Echo
The Arkansas River starts near the Colorado Divide and provides over 100 miles of whitewater adventure. It delivers wide, calm areas for a scenic float; and more challenging sections for those with a thirst for thrills. If you’re looking for white water rafting near Breckenridge, your best options are below.
Colorado Rafting Staff Echo Canyon River Expeditions
Coming from Edmond, Oklahoma, Stew is yet another one of our Oklahoma boys.In the off season, Stew attends the University of Central Oklahoma and is majoring in Outdoor Recreation. Some of Stew’s favorite activities include, mountain biking, climbing with his buddy Peter, and of course boating.
What do Rafting Guides do in the Off Season
Raft guiding is a great way for college students to enjoy a summer reprieve from their coursework. With most river rafting trips taking off during mid-summer months, the rafting season aligns perfectly with student’s summer break. For some, guiding time prepares them for their future careers in the outdoor industry.
Colorado White Water Vacations & Lodging Raft Echo
Colorado Springs area lodging. Royal Gorge Cabins at Echo Canyon. Located 8 miles west of Cañon City and just across from Echo Canyon, Royal Gorge Cabins offers luxury cabins with kitchens and spa style bathrooms. Canvas wall glamping tents with electricity, WiFi, …
Experienced Rafting Guides
Experienced Guide Application Process. Experienced guides from other rivers and rafting outfitters offer different perspectives and skills that help make up the rich culture of Echo Canyon. To be considered a fully experienced guide, you must be competent on both paddle and oar boats. If you lack the necessary skills on either type of raft you
White Water Rafting for Corporate Team Building
Corporate team building activities are those that promote team bonding and enhance the cohesion of your team. The ideal team building experiences encourage communication while everyone works towards a common goal. White water rafting requires everyone to participate, communicate, and work together to get down the river safely. What’s more, all of this is done in an environment that is fun
The Best Ideas for Ending Your Day of Rafting
You’ve left the bumper-to-bumper traffic behind and entered the glorious Colorado wilderness for a day of whitewater rafting. For those who have made their way to the Raft Echo headquarters just outside of the Royal Gorge, there are many fun activities that you can enjoy before you head back to the daily grind.
Fun Things to Do This Summer to Keep Kids Active
Plus, it’s fun for us parents, too! 3. Hiking. Hit the trails with your kids this summer, bringing bread to feed the chipmunks and ducks and a picnic to enjoy at a beautiful park. By doing so, you can instill a love of nature and explore diverse landscapes with …
Echo Canyon Jobs
A commercial driver license with a P2 endorsement is required, and good driving record is a must. Position starts from mid-May and work is available through mid-August to mid-September. To apply for this position, please call (719) 275-3154 and ask to speak with Jeremy or Jessica. Apply Now.
Colorado White Water Rafting Packing List
Here’s the short list: Comfortable, secure footwear. A bathing suit. Workout clothing (or synthetic material) Sunglasses WITH a secure strap. Sunscreen. Water. A pair of clothes to change into after your trip. While we all love wearing Crocs and sandals off of the river, they don’t make the best white water rafting shoes.
White Water Rafting Media Gallery Raft Echo
By Chad Chisholm - Summer 2021 - AAA Colorado. Colorado’s Royal Gorge Region is filled with more than 100 years of architecture, activities, and natural wonders, including a suspension bridge built in 1929 to a zoo that started in the 1930s. New additions of luxury cabins, jeep tours across rugged terrain, and whitewater rafting through
White Water Rafting for Beginners Echo Canyon River
White water rafting for beginners allows you to experience the power and glory of the river without the adrenaline-producing drops of more advanced rafting trips. We even offer ziplining, mountain biking, mountain train rides, and Royal Gorge bridge activities that will provide even more of a chance for you and your family to get out and
What to do in Cañon City: Hiking and Biking
What to do in Cañon City: Hiking and Biking. Written by Ashlee Sack, 04.23.2015. Whether you are carrying little ones in a backpack or looking for a mountain summit to conquer, the Cañon City area has plenty of scenic trails to keep you busy before or after a whitewater rafting trip.
Browns Canyon Rafting Trips
Browns Canyon white water rafting is the perfect combination of class I, II, and III rapids within pristine Colorado wilderness Feel your raft drop over the horizon line leading up to Zoom Flume rapid and quickly pick up speed, one of the most exciting rapids you’ll find on this section of the river.