Officially founded in 2019 as a nonprofit, Royal Gorge RIO started as an idea. Since its early beginnings we have improved river accessibility to our community. The creation of WKRP (whitewater park) has removed man made debris and hazards along the river bank to create a beautiful and inviting place of recreation. Royal Gorge RIO looks to the future to expand on our ideas to create an inclusive river community for all ages and abilities.
Through water safety education, river conservation, and whitewater recreation we will positively impact our community.