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When you go Royal Gorge river rafting, be prepared to get wet and have the time of your life. Colorado’s Royal Gorge is known the world over for its incredible scenery and its fantastic white water. There are class III, IV, and V rapids, depending on the time of year. There is a minimum age to run the river and when the water is high, you should be in good physical shape. You can run the river for half a day or a whole day, and if you still have some energy left, there is a zip line you can play on as well.
Gear and Guides
All the gear you will need to enjoy the white water from a raft is provided. There are splash jackets, personal flotation devices, helmets, and wetsuits and river boots as well. With every rafting trip, there is a safety support kayak that goes along if extra help is needed along the route. All of the guides have years of whitewater experience, so you can be confident that you are in good hands while you are in the raft and on the river.
Extras and Excitement
Between the live music on the weekends, the available helicopter tours, gift shop, and company photographers catching your rafting trip, your trip will be one you will never forget. The pictures they take can be made into a CD for you to take home and show your friends how brave you were and how much fun you had. The rapids you will navigate through on a Royal Gorge river rafting trip are Spike Buck, Shark’s Tooth, Five Points, Salt Lick, 3 Rock Falls, Single Dip, Double Dip, and Kamikazee, among others. If you are the adventurous type and have no fear, book your whitewater rafting trip in the early part of the summer when the rapids are turbulent and the water is running fast and high. If not so much excitement is comfortable for you, book your trip in the middle or just past the middle. It will still be fun and exciting, but the water will not be so high and won’t be flowing as fast as it was earlier in the season.