White Water Rafting Colorado

VIEW ALL TRIPS Come join us for an epic Colorado river rafting adventure! At Wilderness Aware Rafting we offer a variety of white water rafting trips suitable for all skill levels, including mild water float trips, fast-paced and splashy beginner/intermediate trips and action-packed advanced white water.

Arkansas River Rafting Browns Canyon National Monument

Arkansas River Rafting

The mighty Arkansas is located just outside our office in Buena Vista, Colorado. Our most popular trips are on the nearby sections of Browns Canyon, Numbers and Royal Gorge.

Colorado Rafting Trips Arkansas River

White Water Rafting Trips

We have a ton of great rafting options across the state of Colorado! Experience the excitement of Colorado white water on an overnight rafting trip or one of many day trips.

Advanced Whitewater Rafting in Colroado

Advanced White Water

Our Class V challenging adventures are located on the Arkansas River near Buena Vista and Cañon City, Colorado. Raft The Numbers and enjoy the rush of adrenaline on our most advanced trip!

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Wilderness Aware Rafting offers outstanding guides, 39 years of white water experience, and a unique knowledge and appreciation of the natural environment forged by our many years of living and working on various rivers as well as our educational background in Environmental Interpretation and Wildlife Biology. Our raft trip options include the Arkansas River, Colorado River, Dolores River, Gunnison River and North Platte River.

We also offer whitewater rafting vacations and Spring Break trips on Arizona’s Salt River.

Since 1976, Wilderness Aware has set high standards that we are endlessly striving to surpass. We have been recognized as an industry leader, having won the “Colorado Recreation and Tourism Company of the Year” and “Colorado Service Company of the Year” awards, two of Colorado’s most prestigious business honors. At Wilderness Aware, we are dedicated to providing you with the best possible white water rafting experience we can offer.

We also offer land-based activities to suit the preferences of other adventure seekers. Exciting Zip Line Tours in the Colorado back country, and Horseback Riding in Colorado through some of the state’s most beautiful and pristine settings!

Bring your friends, bring your family… share in some remarkable activities and create some memories for yourself which will last a lifetime!

Read Reviews Written by our Guests


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Dear Greiners, Over 30 years ago we took a half day trip with you, our son was in jr high school, you were our guide Joe, and we had such a good time. You were operating out of that little house then. Over the years we have received your mailings and news of your business growth, your boys’ arrivals, etc. It has been a pleasure to see how such a nice couple has done well! We now have a cabin near Cimarron, so we go through Buena Vista often and were pleased to see your new facility-it’s beautiful. So when we received your postcard in the mail, I decided to write and tell you that it’s nice to see nice people have a success story in their business when competition is tough and people are hard to deal with. Your volume of mailings must be high and expensive, but please do keep us on it. Maybe we’ll get another raft trip sometime, even though are kids are grown.

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I appreciated your company’s cleanliness! I had a great experience-and the hot chocolate was good…but you need more hot chocolate machines.

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I called another company and their voicemail answered. You were next in que on Colorado.com. The effort of the person on the phone showed me you were a company worth trying.

We truly enjoyed our guide!


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Thanks for fulfilling our guide request. We’ve been with you 2 other years-gets better each year.

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This is the most professional operation I have experienced. I would for sure return and with the grandchildren. Excellent attention to safety and very well maintained equipment.

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We rafted with WA 16 years ago and loved it!

Mike and Flocks were awesome!


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They treated my 13-year-old daughter so well! She said “I’m going to miss them!” We’ll see you on the Salt River!

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All people @WA that I had contact with were so very helpful. We had a great raft guide-very personal, fun to be with & knew his ‘stuff’- Told us many interesting stories about the river & area-we liked Brady a lot.

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What Our Guests Say:

I love the staff!! Very entertaining and welcoming. This was a great rafting experience. I want to come back tomorrow and do it again!
Bailey W.
The entire staff from reservations to first contact to trip guide was friendly and helpful. Our Scouts had an outstanding time!
Ken T.
Appreciate your professional and fun staff! Will definitely return next year!
Dana Q.
We’ve been with a lot of different rafting companies over the years and we have never used the same company twice but everyone on the trip agreed that your company is the best!
Lisa P.
I would like to commend your staff on their great teamwork and enthusiasm. This was the highlight of our trip to Arizona.
Michele E.
Very professional yet very informal approach—not an easy combination to sustain—nice team—office included.
Mark W.
Very pleasant and enjoyable experience. Rafted four other times and this was the best.
Linda H.
This was the highlight of our trip to Colorado!
Beth G.
Been rafting six times around the country. Best trip and guide so far.
James H.
This trip surpassed all of my expectations.
Amy B.
We feel we have found new friends in Wilderness Aware and plan on spending time in the future with you.
Susie S.
Frenchie was the best guide I’ve ever had! This is a great company and I will definitely be telling friends about it!
Jamin R.
Sarah, our guide, was the consummate professional.
Becky M.
Family friend always said Wilderness Aware Rafting was the best. I totally agree!
Angie D.
Good job, as usual. Our 5th or 6th trip with WA. Big fans of WA.
Tim S.
I want to raft again and again and well you get the point…again.
Levi V.
Thanks for the great time on the river. You do a super job of taking care of your crews.
Jan P.
I have rafted with other companies before but I found your company and Mike, our guide, to be outstanding! I will be back!
Joe M.
We have rafted round the world and this is by far the best—best trained guides, best safety, best food, best fun. Thanks.
Jane H.
We booked our trip cold off the internet and found from the very beginning a very friendly and courteous staff that helped out and answered all our questions.
Carolyn W.
From the enthusiastic greetings when we arrived at the office this am, all service was top notch.
John D.
It was the best first experience in rafting. Ben was awesome!! Five stars!
Kirby S.
This was my first rafting experience and you guys made it awesome! Thank you so much!
Jamie L.
Pete was great. Extremely friendly and he took great care of us and really put our group first. Our trip was relaxing and fun!
Erin L.
Your staff and guides were so helpful and so much fun. My kids ranked that half-day trip as the highlight of our month long trip!
Patty G.
This company is quality. Six years ago I did the same trip with Jack, Ian, and Kelly and the quality is as good today.
Chris G.
We started rafting with you in 1988. This is our fourth trip. Will be back.
Jim L.
We had an awesome time! All staff we dealt with were very personable and helpful. I can’t imagine anything you could do to improve!
Rusty B.
Matt was the most enthusiastic and exciting guide I have ever had… and I have done this a lot.
Carl M.
The trip, your people, your facility never get old.
Fred P.
Your internet advertising was great. People who answered the phone very helpful and the guides top notch. Seems like your manager has done a wonderful job. I see why you are a successful company.
Phil G.
Best time I’ve had on the river in the past 15 years!!!! Will return soon!!!
Dylan S.
One of the best times of my life!
Dylnn R.
You are great to work with and your guides are fun to be around and well trained. Each experience I’ve had with you (3) has been excellent.
Dawn R.
Sarah was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and very fun! Best trip ever, even the low water! We will be back again!
Barbara L.
When I made our reservation I knew we were going to have a fantastic time. Everything that happened today exceeded my expectations.
Mark E.
I loved my experience at WA and will definitely be back with more people.
Cory D.
I started rafting at WA in 1999 and have always had a good time. I highly recommend WA to anyone who wants to raft.
Marty E.
I work in safety – wish I could get all our regional safety folks to present their safety meetings with the same enthusiasm and professionalism.
Karla S.
We had an awesome time. I would definitely recommend your company!
Leona H.

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