Classified as a
river surfing location
along the Arkansas River,
is best paddle when discharge levels are
between 200.0 cfs to 7000.0 cfs
The Royal Gorge is a classic Colorado run on the Arkansas river. The highlight is entering the heart of the gorge below the famous Royal Gorge Bridge, which tourists flock to during the warm months. The bridge itself makes the dubious claim of being the world's highest suspension bridge. There's little doubt though that the view looking up from this deep and narrow gorge is spectacular. During the tourist season, expect the paparazzi to be out in full force. (bonus tip: They love it when you roll.)
Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Arkansas River are between a bare minimum of 200cfs and a high of 7,000cfs.
River conditions sourced from USGS 07094500, the Arkansas River At Parkdale
Remember only watercraft are permitted
at Royal Gorge.
Disclaimer: Snoflo assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in any of the content found here.
You, the user assumes the entire risk associated with use of this data and content.
terms of service