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Cañon City: Half-Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Tour

1. Cañon City: Half-Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Tour

Fuel your soul with a whitewater rafting tour through Royal Gorge. Travel from Cañon City to the Arkansas River and admire views of stunning mountain peaks. Cruise over class 3, 4, and 5 whitewater rapids.  Meet your guide at the tour supplier's office. Relax on the drive from the meeting point. Get fitted with your helmet, life vest, and splash jacket and start your whitewater rafting adventure on a mellow section of river to give you and your crew a chance to warm up.  Prepare to get wet, hit some big waves, see some amazing scenery and experience some of the best rafting in Colorado. Encounter some major rapids like Sunshine, Sledgehammer, the Narrows, and Wall slammer. Travel right under the Royal Gorge Bridge. Feel the challenge of rafting through steep sections of river as you plunge 65 feet per mile through one of Colorado’s most dramatic gorges. Return to the meeting point at the end of the tour. 

Cañon City: Half-Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Tour

2. Cañon City: Half-Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Tour

Experience the thrill of rafting through Bighorn Sheep Canyon on this half-day tour from Cotopaxi or Cañon. Cruise along the Arkansas river with high-quality rafting gear. Look for local wildlife like bighorn sheep as you paddle along a 10-mile stretch of river.  Meet your guide at the tour supplier's office in Cotopaxi or Cañon. Get fitted with your helmet, life vest, and splash jacket and start your whitewater rafting adventure on the Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Begin on a smooth stretch of river to help ease you into the trip. Pass over the Prelude and 3 Rocks Falls whitewater rapids within the first mile. Later encounter the Five Points, Spikebuck, Sharks Tooth, Double Dip, and Puppy rapids. Keep an eye out for wildlife like red-tailed hawks and mule deer. Return to your meeting point at the end of the tour.  

16 National Parks Self-Guided Driving Tours Bundle

3. 16 National Parks Self-Guided Driving Tours Bundle

Start any of these tours by downloading the app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. This bundle includes: Grand Canyon Yellowstone Grand Teton Rocky Mountains Great Smokies and Blue Ridge Parkway Shenandoah Acadia Sequoia and Kings Canyon Joshua Tree Arches Bryce Canyonlands Capitol Reef Zion Grand Staircase Monument Valley Marvel at a mile-deep crack in the earth at the Grand Canyon. Tour the rim, hike eye-popping trails, and learn how this awe-inspiring landscape formed. Watch Old Faithful erupt in Yellowstone, but don’t stop there! See Grand Prismatic, observe the nation’s largest bison herd, get the truth about the Yellowstone supervolcano, and more! Travel to new heights in the Grand Teton mountain range, offering unbelievable vistas, dramatic mountain passes, and tons of history. Explore Colorado’s dramatic Rockies, from gorgeous vistas to the enormous Bear Lake. Plus, learn how this park exists thanks to some very capable women. Discover why Great Smoky is the most-visited national park. Find sparkling waterfalls, verdant hiking trails, and a rich Cherokee heritage. Plus, explore little-known Civil War history at Cades Cove. Cruise through tree-filled mountains on the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah’s Skyline Drive, both of which offer perfect wilderness sights as well as plentiful wildlife and legends. Get in touch with nature at Acadia, one of the greenest places in the country. Or visit in the fall for a truly unforgettable display of autumn foliage! Visit living giants in Sequoia, home to the largest trees on Earth. Then go beyond those groves to Kings Canyon, boasting dramatic vistas for those seeking the perfect photo op. Cruise through Joshua Tree, where two deserts meet. See great desert hikes, wacky Dr. Seuss-like trees, and some of the best sunsets you’ll ever see. Discover the gravity-defying wonder of Arches, named for impossible rock formations millions of years in the making. Hear how they formed and what they meant to the tribes who lived here. Marvel at the towering hoodoos which dot Bryce Canyon. Dive into the legends behind them, including the harrowing tale of giants who were turned to stone. Visit the staggering beauty of Canyonlands, home to the stunning red desert and more canyons than you can shake a stick at. Stand atop breathtaking vistas, find a piece of history at Aztec Butte, and much more. Tour remnants of a pioneer town in Capitol Reef. Explore striking contrasts as you move from harsh desert to verdant orchards! See why Mormon pioneers thought Zion was heaven on earth! Visit natural wonders from towering rock temples to emerald pools and a hiking trail like no other. Unearth hidden secrets at the Grand Staircase. Visit a petrified forest, sparkling waterfalls, and sweeping vistas. Plus, learn about dino fossils found here! Visit the spot where Forrest Gump ended his famous run at Monument Valley! Explore this valley’s jaw-dropping mesas and spires which made it Hollywood famous.

Castle Rock: The EDGE Adventure Tower Admission

4. Castle Rock: The EDGE Adventure Tower Admission

The epic Adventure Tower features 15 different adrenaline-fueled challenges including 2 unique zip lines and a 50-foot climbing wall. Learn to rock climb and rappel at the instructional rappelling station. The Quick Flight Free Fall offers different levels of free falling. Rappel from 75 feet in the air. Put your physical ability to the test with rope climbs, ladder climbs, and a 50-foot rock wall, and then take a leap of faith and feel the rush of free fall at both 20 feet and 45 feet. Whatever you do at the Adventure Tour is sure to get the heart racing. If you still want more thrills, push your limits even further as you ascend to the Eagles Nest platform and then complete a jaw-dropping 75-foot aerial rappel. Adjacent state-of-the-art belay systems allow simultaneous descent with a friend.

Golden: Beginner Outdoor Rappelling Lesson

5. Golden: Beginner Outdoor Rappelling Lesson

Discover the Colorado mountains with a local guide and learn the basics of rappelling before trying it for yourself. Get memorable photos taken as you make your way down to the bottom of the mountain. Meet your guide just 20 minutes outside of Downtown Denver and begin your day hiking to the summit of North Table Mountain. Take in amazing views of the volcanically formed mesa and feel the fresh mountain air. Once at the top, your rappelling guide will show you how to safely use the equipment. After learning the basics, make several rappels down vertical cliffs ranging from 30 to over 100 feet in height.

Cañon City: Full-Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Tour

6. Cañon City: Full-Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Tour

Experience the excitement of rafting through the Royal Gorge on this tour from Cañon City. Kick your adrenaline into overdrive as you pass over class 3,4, and 5 rapids. Stop for a picnic lunch on the river.  Meet your guide at the tour supplier's office. Relax on the drive from the meeting point. Get fitted with your helmet, life vest, and splash jacket and start your whitewater rafting adventure.  Encounter huge waves, steep technical drops, and almost continuous whitewater rapids in the narrow canyon. Royal Gorge rafting is steep and technical as it plunges 65 feet per mile. Cruise under the famous Royal Gorge Bridge above the Arkansas River. Get your heart pumping with rapids like Sledgehammer, Wall slammer, the Narrows, Boat eater, and the infamous Sunshine Falls. Lunch will be served at a stop on the river. Return to the meeting point at the end of the tour. 

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