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Raft Masters has been in business under the same ownership since 1989 and we have offered quality rafting trips on two great rivers. The Arkansas River is 45 miles southwest of Colorado Springs near Canon City. We provide thrills in the Royal Gorge, family fun on the Bighorn Sheep Canyon and floats for all ages and abilities. Raft Masters FREE wetsuit, river boot and paddle jacket allows you to "Experience the Thrill without the Chill'.
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2315 E Main St, Canon City, CO 81212-4001
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Connor was awesome, very professional and fun. He knew a lot of history, very friendly. This was by far my best river rafting trip.

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Raftin_Junkie, General Manager at Raft Masters, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you! We will make sure Conner hears about this great review! You can always request Conner as your guide next time you come back if you'd like!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Rafting was awesome! The guides were friendly and trained extremely well. They gave a great and detailed safety talk prior to getting on the rafts which came in handy because we ended up flipping over, but the guides got everyone back into the raft with...More

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Thanks Corey! Sounds like you had an exciting trip!

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Easily the BEST customer service I've experienced in some time. Did a half day white water. From the owner to Kalli to Hannah exceptional customer service. I thought that type of service was lost and gone forever. Well done crew. Apologies for misspelling any names.

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Raftin_Junkie, Manager at Raft Masters, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for the great review! We really love to hear that Calley and Hannah were so great, we really appreciate their hard work. We hope to see you again :)

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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

We were quite unsure to do a rifer rafting trip, as the weather didn't seem good for the whole week, but well we gave it a try. And it was 100% percent worth it!! Mark our guide just found the perfect combination of challenging us,...More

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Kizzy R, Guest Relations Manager at Raft Masters, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Thank you so much for this great review and for coming rafting with us! Sounds like the perfect day...it's always nice to have the river to yourself :) We is great isn't he? We'll make sure to pass on your compliments. Come see us again...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

We went on a half day raft trip on the Arkansas, since it was late in season, the water was slower but the white water was still treacherous in parts. Our guide, Colan and Raft Masters overall gave the best instructions on how to paddle...More

Thank Lynne M
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Kizzy R, Guest Relations Manager at Raft Masters, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your trip and had fun with Colin! We will be sure to pass on your compliments to him! Thank you also, for your great recommendation!

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

We rafted the Royal George. It was a great experience. Staff were professional and friendly. Our guide was fabulous. I would highly recommend this trip for anyone looking for a little adventure.

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Kizzy R, Guest Relations Manager at Raft Masters, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2017

Thank you for your review and recommendation! This truly means a lot to us! Come see us again next summer :)

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

This was our first rafting trip. We were very pleased. We signed up for Big Horne but upgraded to Royal Gorge trip. George knew what he was doing and was entertaining. Don't arrive too early, no fun waiting around. Some of the motels offer special...More

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Kizzy R, Guest Relations Manager at Raft Masters, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our company! We are so happy you had a good time and we will pass on your compliments to George. Come visit us again next year!

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We had a group with 3 families, ages ranging from 8-68 and did the Bighorn raft trip (about 9 miles and 2 hours). The water was sometimes exciting, but not too scary for the littles and sometimes relaxing, allowing for a quick swim. Our guide...More

Thank Christie S
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Kizzy R, Public Relations Manager at Raft Masters, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Thank you for your review! We love to hear that families of all ages and abilities have had a good time! We take all reviews seriously and keep them in mind when making improvements for next season. Thanks again, we hope to see you all...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2017

We booked the Royal Gorge ½ day trip on the Arkansas River with Raft Masters. Being over sixty we were concerned but what a fun enjoyable experience we had. The staff at Raft Masters and our guide were excellent. Be prepared to get wet. Highly...More

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Kizzy R, Public Relations Manager at Raft Masters, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Thank you so much for this great review! We are so happy to hear that you had such a good time :)

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Javier F
June 23, 2016|
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Response from Lyn S | Property representative |
The family float is class I /II water - mostly flat. For more adventure, I recommend taking your 5 year old on the Bighorn Sheep Canyon section. It goes up to class III rapids, and is suitable for ages 5 and up.
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Lexy H
June 19, 2015|
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Response from Raftin_Junkie | Property representative |
With the Paddle and Saddle package lunch is included. Lunch consist of hamburgers, hot dogs, and build your own sandwiches and is served at our own Eddie Out Cafe.
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Lexy H
May 25, 2015|
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Yes, we do both and can do them as a half day or a full day. The Bighorn Sheep Canyon is class 2 and 3 and is great for ages 5 and up. The Royal Gorge is class 3, 4, and 4 plus and is great for ages 14 and up. The Royal... More
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