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. Check back soon for a list of 2020 events!
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 2020 events!
- 5K Trail Run
- Family mountain bike supported ride
- Hot Diggity Dog Weenie Race
Throughout the weekend, we'll line up demonstrations that feature the unique talents of our surrounding community.
- Custom knife crafting