What’s in a name—the story behind Buena Vista’s proper pronunciation

What’s in a name—the story behind Buena Vista’s proper pronunciation

When you call our office and ask about the different white water rafting trips we offer throughout Colorado, you might feel as though the person on the other end doesn’t know a thing about Spanish and is butchering “Buena Vista”. Truth is, they’re absolutely…

What White Water Guides Do In The Off Season

What White Water Guides Do In The Off Season

“So, what do you do in the off season?” There are few jobs as awesome as being a whitewater rafting guide, which can make this a tricky question to answer. A summer of Colorado white water rafting everyday is just that, only a summer,…

Going Green: Wilderness Aware Rafting Is the Only 100% Renewable Energy Powered Rafting Outfitter in the Arkansas River Valley

Going Green: Wilderness Aware Rafting Is the Only 100% Renewable Energy Powered Rafting Outfitter in the Arkansas River Valley

Today marks the day where Wilderness Aware Rafting’s commitment to renewable energy has gone full throttle. We’ve always championed the green movement; in 2008 we were the first whitewater rafting company in Colorado to incorporate renewable energy into our power grid. We’re excited to…

Browns Canyon National Monument Ceremony

Browns Canyon National Monument Ceremony

Last weekend was very special for the Colorado whitewater rafting community and all other outdoors enthusiasts. Buena Vista was honored to host Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Colorado Governor John W. Hickenlooper, US Congresswoman Diana DeGette, US Senator Michael Bennet, Sierra Club Director…

Easiest Summer Trip Ever: Family Vacation Wilderness Aware Style

Easiest Summer Trip Ever: Family Vacation Wilderness Aware Style

There are some people out there who are planners; they get a thrill mapping out road trip stops (“we can stop for gas and see the UFO watch tower in Hooper since we’ll be 304 miles in and it’ll be approximately 7:36pm which means…

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What Our Guests Say:

Sarah was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and very fun! Best trip ever, even the low water! We will be back again!
Barbara L.
Very professional yet very informal approach—not an easy combination to sustain—nice team—office included.
Mark W.
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 have rafted round the world and this is by far the best—best trained guides, best safety, best food, best fun. Thanks.
Jane H.
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.
I loved my experience at WA and will definitely be back with more people.
Cory D.
This trip surpassed all of my expectations.
Amy B.
Been rafting six times around the country. Best trip and guide so far.
James H.
Very pleasant and enjoyable experience. Rafted four other times and this was the best.
Linda H.
One of the best times of my life!
Dylnn R.
Matt was the most enthusiastic and exciting guide I have ever had… and I have done this a lot.
Carl M.
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.
This was my first rafting experience and you guys made it awesome! Thank you so much!
Jamie L.
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.
Appreciate your professional and fun staff! Will definitely return next year!
Dana Q.
We feel we have found new friends in Wilderness Aware and plan on spending time in the future with you.
Susie S.
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.
I want to raft again and again and well you get the point…again.
Levi V.
When I made our reservation I knew we were going to have a fantastic time. Everything that happened today exceeded my expectations.
Mark E.
Good job, as usual. Our 5th or 6th trip with WA. Big fans of WA.
Tim S.
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.
The trip, your people, your facility never get old.
Fred P.
We had an awesome time. I would definitely recommend your company!
Leona H.
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.
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.
This was the highlight of our trip to Colorado!
Beth G.
Family friend always said Wilderness Aware Rafting was the best. I totally agree!
Angie D.
Best time I’ve had on the river in the past 15 years!!!! Will return soon!!!
Dylan S.
Sarah, our guide, was the consummate professional.
Becky M.
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.
I would like to commend your staff on their great teamwork and enthusiasm. This was the highlight of our trip to Arizona.
Michele E.
The entire staff from reservations to first contact to trip guide was friendly and helpful. Our Scouts had an outstanding time!
Ken T.
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.
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.
Thanks for the great time on the river. You do a super job of taking care of your crews.
Jan P.
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.
From the enthusiastic greetings when we arrived at the office this am, all service was top notch.
John D.
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.
We started rafting with you in 1988. This is our fourth trip. Will be back.
Jim L.
It was the best first experience in rafting. Ben was awesome!! Five stars!
Kirby S.

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