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Address: 50905 W US Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212-9749
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Exciting Raft Trips in the Royal Gorge. Family Fun rafting in Bighorn Sheep...

Exciting Raft Trips in the Royal Gorge. Family Fun rafting in Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Located one mile west of Canon City, Colorado. Only one hour from Colorado Springs. Our professional, experienced guides are committed to Safety and Excellence. Our 20th year! Great Deals- Great Guides- Great Fun!

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Sheep Horn River Rafting

This experience was amazing! It was a great beginner trip for the whole family. My guide Nick was experienced and personable and made sure we were having fun every step of our... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This experience was amazing! It was a great beginner trip for the whole family. My guide Nick was experienced and personable and made sure we were having fun every step of our ride. Our favorite rapid was the double dipper. This is an adventure that I highly recommend for anyone exploring Colorado. I will definitely be returning to WAO for... More 

Thank Tiffaney P
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have done the full day Royal Gorge trip twice and it was amazing both times! It was a great mixture of rapids and allows first time rafters to ease in and really feel comfortable. Our tour guides were AMAZING both times and really knew how to handle themselves. If you want an Excellent experience, you have to go through... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whitewater Adventure Outfitters was the BEST part of out Colorado trip. Great staff-very friendly. Morgan was a great guide. Felt safe but still had adrenaline rush. Went underneath the Royal Gorge bridge. 10/10

Thank ElaineRemus
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our half-day raft trip through the Royal Gorge was awesome! The staff and our guide were friendly and knowledgeable, the sun was out, the water was cold, and no one fell out of OUR raft :) Highly recommend!

Thank nikkijcrider
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A last minute day trip to Canon City from Vail was a nice way to add variety to our spring ski trip. Kathy responded promptly to our reservation request and the entire staff was courteous and helpful. Our river guide , Morgan, was a real pro on the river and we had a nice time getting to know him .

Thank Dave K
Management response:

Thanks for taking the time to give us such a nice review, you never honked, so I hope you got your picture if not give us a call. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These people are the best!! Duffy, our guide, was absolutely amazing and highly experienced!! The owners Tony and Kathy are so friendly and very accommodating!! We are from Texas and wanted to experience Colorado rafting.. we had a blast!! Highly recommend WAO!! Thank you Duffy, Tony, and Kathy for an unforgettable and awesome adventure!

Thank Sheryl S
Management response:

Thanks Sheryl for taking the the time to write a review. It is so helpful to smaller businesses like WAO. I'm happy you had such a good time, Duffy is a great guide and we're fortunate to have him. More 

Marquette, Michigan
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Loved this experience from start to finish. Totally worth every penny. Our guide had a really dry sense of humor, which I personally loved. He was super knowledgeably as well. I was a little nervous to do the Royal Gorge tour, but it was the highlight of my trip. Don't think twice about going, just do it and use this... More 

Thank shelbs22nmu
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great time at WAO!The water was low...not too much white water. What made it so great was our guide. Joe is a wonderful conversationalist with fascinating stories and a great sense of humor. Would definitely do it again if Joe was our guide.

Thank Melissa R
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We had so much fun on the river! WAO was a great company to go through and we had a very knowledgable, skilled, fun, and experienced guide (Bryan Cross.) The views and scenery going through Royal Gorge were unbelievable. I highly recommend WAO and we will definitely be back during peak water season next year.

Thank Michael G
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

The moment we saw his hair blow in the breeze of his office on Saturday, August 20th in the afternoon sun, we knew we were in for a treat with Joe. He is just majestic with a paddle and saved us through our hemorrhoids. We couldn't be more thankful. Great trip overall and we hope to come back in high... More 

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