Local Attractions and Services
Lost Paddle Rafting in Colorado at the Royal Gorge. Prepare to experience whitewater rafting in Colorado on the world famous Arkansas River in the southern Colorado Rocky Mountains! The Arkansas River offers whitewater rafting trips for virtually all ages and abilities making it the top destination for rafting in Colorado. If you have any questions about our raft trips don’t hesitate to give us a call. Lost Paddle Rafting has a friendly and experienced staff waiting to help you choose a whitewater rafting trip that’s best for you. From class III introductory rafting adventures in Bighorn Sheep Canyon , to class IV+ Royal Gorge rafting trips, we offer something for everyone! Rafting trips range in length from half day and full day options, to overnight river trips which raft the entire whitewater portion of the Arkansas River in Colorado. Experience whitewater rafting in Colorado! Our fun professional river guides, unsurpassed customer service, and small laid back atmosphere are what keep our guests coming back year after year. Your premier Royal Gorge rafting in Colorado destination! Family owned and operated since 2003.
Unique Tours You’ll Never Forget
Canon City Segway Tours located in historic Canon City, Colorado, offers exceptional tours through the city highlighting architecture and historical points of interest and spectacular views. Enjoying in the local historical sites and sounds while riding a personal Segway is just plain fun! We also offer rental services so you can explore the city on your own. If it can entertain a bunch of Skydivers it is worth a try…. https://www.facebook.com/canoncitysegwaytours/
Play Dirty ATV Tours offers mountain trail riding is exciting and fun. They are a private tour guide service in the Texas Creek Trail System. Texas Creek is considered by “those who know” to be the All Terrain Vehicle Capital of Colorado. Play Dirty ATV Tours starts out at 6400 ft. elevation, in the beautiful Arkansas River valley, also known as the Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Located on Highway 50, between the spectacular Canon City Royal Gorge Bridge and the turn of the century historic town of Salida, Colorado.
Since our inception as one of the original Colorado whitewater rafting companies in 1973, Arkansas River Tours has been committed to providing the safest, highest-quality river trips available. We have a strong background in experiential education which transfers into the personable trips we offer. Arkansas River Tours is a leader in many aspects of the rafting industry in Colorado. Our guide training is well recognized by our fellow outfitters. We have provided rescue courses and trained guides from other companies in proper techniques of paddle boat guiding. Many of the high standards we set for ourselves have become guidelines for others. We were the pioneers in running the Royal Gorge in paddle boats. In fact, ART was the first company to include swim tests at certain water levels and to mandate the use of helmets in the Royal Gorge.
Iconic!! – Experience America’s most spectacular rail journey aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. In 1905, President Teddy Roosevelt described it best as “the trip that bankrupts the English language!” Come experience not just a memorable train ride through the Colorado Rockies, but enjoy classes of service where we combine gorgeous scenery, great service, with delicious food, sourced locally and prepared fresh right on board the train for breakfast, lunch and dinner. First Class Dinner & Murder Mystery Trains available every Saturday. Welcome Aboard! The skydive crew rides the train every year.
Royal Gorge Anglers, the oldest flyshop & fly fishing guide service on the Arkansas River. Fly Fishing in Colorado is Royal Gorge Anglers’ expertise. Our flyshop carries nothing but the finest fly fishing and outdoor industry brands including: Orvis, Patagonia, Simms, Rio Products, Costa Del Mar, Sage Fly Rods, Scott Fly Rods, Umpqua Feather Merchants, Hatch Reels, Yeti Coolers and much more. In addition, Royal Gorge Anglers is the premier Orvis Endorsed Outfitter of Southern Colorado. Guided fly fishing on the Arkansas River is our specialty; as well as fly fishing adventures to regional high mountain lakes, local streams, the reservoirs of South Park, and the world famous tailwaters of the South Platte drainage. Want to experience the longest Gold Medal River in Colorado and top ten longest in North America?