Royal Gorge Mini-Adventures for the Family: Raft ‘N Rail

All aboard the Raft and Rail experience… Fun for the entire family! Join us for a day of riding the scenic and historic Royal Gorge Route Railroad and Colorado whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River.

7:00 am – 8:00 am  

Breakfast in Canon City

8:15 am – 12:00 am  

After you check in with the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, you’ll begin your 24-mile round trip journey through the 1,100-foot-deep Royal Gorge and alongside the raging Arkansas River.  You can customize this Royal Gorge train ride to suit your budget. Choose the coach car with comfortable seats and big windows to take in the spectacular views. Or, upgrade to a dome car with an incredible glass roof that offers unobstructed views of the canyons and river.

12:30 pm  

Lunch in the Cañon City

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

After a morning train ride through the Royal Gorge, enjoy an afternoon rafting through Bighorn Sheep Canyon.  It is home to numerous herds of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep and is the perfect introduction to Colorado whitewater rafting. This action-packed and scenic section of the Arkansas River is an ideal Colorado whitewater rafting trip for all ages and abilities. Check out our directory of rafting