Whether you're a dedicated riverside spectator, a trail enthusiast, or a seasoned downriver kayak paddler, you'll find plenty of opportunity to enjoy the Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival.
Located near the headwaters of the Arkansas River, Cañon City enjoys an average seasonal flow of about 1,200 cfs in July. The Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival events are designed to utilize the natural flow / features of the Arkansas River and also the newly created Whitewater Kayak and Recreation Park to create a series of competitions that will to appeal to both novice and advanced competitors.
Using the Arkansas River as a backdrop, the Whitewater Festival offers a number of land-based events to help participants enjoy all the Royal Gorge Region has to offer. Check back soon for a list of 2021 events!
- 5K / 10K Trail Runs
- 27K Gravel Mountain Bike Ride
- 5K / 10K Mountain Bike Rides
- Hot Diggity Dog Weenie Race
- Bounce houses for kids set up at the park
- Mechanical bull set up at the park