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Colorado white water rafting since 1976

 

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Wilderness Aware is the premier Colorado and Buena Vista white water rafting outfitter since 1976. Known for providing thrilling river rafting experiences on five different rivers throughout the state. With 47+ years of expertise in river rafting Colorado and extensive knowledge of the area’s waterways, Wilderness Aware has become a trusted provider of unforgettable rafting trips. Whether you’re a seasoned rafter or a first-time adventurer, Wilderness Aware offers a range of options for Colorado white water rafting. Join us for an experience of a lifetime and discover the beauty and excitement of Colorado and Buena Vista white water rafting.

 

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Buena Vista Rafting is made possible thanks to the magnificent Arkansas River which boasts four distinct rafting sections, each offering a unique and thrilling experience. The Browns Canyon rafting section is the most popular among them, strikes the perfect balance of challenge and forgiveness, catering to both experienced rafters and first-timers alike. The Numbers rafting section promises a highly technical and steep adventure, attracting thrill-seekers looking for an action-packed challenge. For a spectacle of nature’s grandeur, the Arkansas River’s Royal Gorge section impresses with its towering canyon walls and big, powerful rapids, making it an unforgettable journey. The Narrows section enchants with its secluded beauty, as non-stop exciting whitewater takes rafters through a mesmerizing landscape of cottonwood trees and the imposing Collegiate Peaks in the distance. Whether you choose Browns Canyon white water rafting or another Arkansas River rafting section, you will find that Buena Vista white water rafting offers its own captivating allure for an unforgettable rafting experience!

browns canyon

challenging yet forgiving

The Browns Canyon Rafting section of the Arkansas River is the most popular whitewater section in the U.S., because it is challenging enough for experienced rafters, yet forgiving enough for first-timers.

numbers

technical and steep

The Numbers section of the Arkansas River is steep and rocky, making it very technical and challenging. This section of Arkansas River whitewater is for those looking for an action-packed, highly challenging adventure.

royal gorge

big and powerful

The Royal Gorge is one of the most spectacular stretches of the Arkansas River, known not only for its sheer, steep canyon walls, but also for its big, powerful, technical rapids.

narrows

beautiful and secluded

The Narrows offers non-stop exciting whitewater through a beautifully secluded section of the Arkansas River. Large cottonwood trees line the river, where the stunning 14,000 peaks of the Collegiate Peaks dominate the horizon.

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Haley LuceroHaley Lucero
23:23 17 Jul 24
Had a blast on our rafting adventure with Wilderness Aware. Staff was fun, caring, and well educated on safety. Facilities were easy to access and we loved having a kennel for our pups during our trip. Would highly recommend
Kenzie ParishKenzie Parish
22:29 17 Jul 24
Our guide Nate was pretty freaking cool. He was very kind and funny and made our trip better with the little facts and stories along the way. The views were just as good too. I will say this is not the same as the Ocoee in Tennessee, but just as fun. I cannot wait to go again.
RobertRobert
17:21 16 Jul 24
It’s difficult to know which of the many Colorado rafting companies to choose. I’m leaving this review so you may factor it in to your decision.I chose Wilderness Aware only because after I rafted with 6 years ago I have received more advertising e-mails from them than I can count.Yesterday I rafted Big Horn/Royal Gorge with them. It will be the last time I raft with them.My guide managed one of the rapids so poorly that we crashed into the wall of the canyon hard enough to dislodge the rafters on the side that hit. I was one of them. Because my foot was in the footcup, my knee was wrenched as I fell to the center of the raft. Other rafters expressed concern - not the guide. Fellow rafters asked again at the end of the trip - not the guide.The “bump” as our guide called it was so significant that the guide from the lead raft who saw what happened immediately shouted back to our guide, “Good thing we brought the rubber boats today!” Later as we were getting in the van our guide could be heard admitting to the lead guide that he messed up that rapid.During our trip, conversation with our guide included how legally binding the liability waiver that rafters sign is, that this company is not “stacked” with experienced guides, and that he was at times having us paddle in a way that was designed to make the rapid more of an “experience.”Perhaps his desire to make the experience more exciting lead to his decisions that resulted in the “bump”. I can’t say. But today I have a swollen knee that will last through the rest of my vacation and limit my outdoor activities, which is why I came to Colorado.When I raft again, I won’t choose this company.
Mary Kay PozoMary Kay Pozo
16:52 16 Jul 24
This was our second rafting trip with Wilderness Aware. This time we took our 9-year-old grandson on his first rafting trip. We really appreciated how our guide RJ took care to keep him safe and to make sure he felt included. The water was a little lower this time and this required a lot of paddling to maneuver the raft around the rocks. R.J. was an excellent guide and helped us all work together. The water was cool and refreshing, not too cold. It was a lot of fun!
kiersten lavellekiersten lavelle
15:52 15 Jul 24
my family had a great time on the half day trip with ashley! she was knowledgeable, funny, and STRONG. we learned so much about the area, and appreciated her leadership on the river. we will definitely be back!
Stephen FlattStephen Flatt
20:48 14 Jul 24
We had a blast. Great company and experienced guides. The facility is nice too. We did the Brown’s Canyon full day trip, and it was so much fun. Took my nephew (18) and son (11). It’s pretty technical whitewater compared to what I’m used to back east. Great experience overall. I would raft with them again.
Ivana PenceIvana Pence
01:14 13 Jul 24
My group and I had a wonderful time rafting the Arkansas River with Kira as our guide! I'll admit, we struck some fear in her heart during the first half of thw trip, but with her help and patience we were able to get through all the rapids the river had to offer. River flow on this trip was about 750 CFUs, my group consisted of people ages 29, 28, 18, 15, and 12; with the 2 youngest being very nervous initially until they got through their first rapid! Also enjoyed thw trivia on the bus ride home. Great group of people working at this company!
Benjamin RobertsonBenjamin Robertson
21:22 12 Jul 24
Brad BouseBrad Bouse
21:09 12 Jul 24
We had a blast! Nate and Ash did a fantastic job leading us on our first white water rafting experience, even on a rocky day like today. Thank you!! We’ll be back!
Jacob NistlerJacob Nistler
21:08 11 Jul 24
Our rafting experience was top notch! Our guide, Grant, was not only extremely knowledgeable and experienced with the rapids and the surrounding areas, but was fun and ensured our group had a great time. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in giving rafting a try. Great for all levels of experience.
BrookeBrooke
14:48 11 Jul 24
Our group rented a private raft for a 1/2 day rafting trip down Browns Canyon. All of the guides on the trip were fun and passionate about providing a great experience, especially our guide, Danny, who was nothing short of amazing! He did a fantastic job giving us a tour of the area and telling us all about the river, the rapids we would go through, and the surrounding area. Danny made the experience super fun and everyone had a blast! He took care to make sure everything was perfect, down to our comfort level with the temps. As the trip leader, he also made sure all of the other boats on the trip were safe. The booking process was very simple and the office staff were super friendly. I am excited to book another trip through Wilderness Aware (and request Danny, of course!) to check out more areas on the river! Thank you!!
Che'Che'
12:54 11 Jul 24
My group of 7 people total was a huge success! The guides are all very friendly and the water was perfect. It was everyone's first time experiencing white water rafting, so it was a blast learning how to maneuver as a team. If there was one thing I'd change, it'd be the wait time in between getting there and actually leaving on the bus for the river. We arrived on time (45mins before bus pick-up) and didn't get to leave until 30 minutes after the supposed time. In the end, we didn't mind the wait and we enjoyed going to this location and will come back again. We'd like to think our two guides, which whom we forget the names of (SORRY!!) Our group of 7 would highly recommend this company to anyone visiting Colorado and wants a bit of thrill in their trip! Thank you Wilderness Aware.
lien lamlien lam
16:10 10 Jul 24
My family and I did a multi-day rafting trip and it was wonderful. The company made our first time camping an amazing experience. Snack and Jelly were our tour guides; they were both fantastic! I highly recommend this company.
richard weaverrichard weaver
04:21 10 Jul 24
Left exactly on time, excellent equipment and professional & delightful guides. The float was enjoyable with just the right amount of excitement
Amanda WinterAmanda Winter
01:03 10 Jul 24
Such a great experience rafting down the river with RJ! She has a heart for the outdoors and for swift water rescue that comes out when you talk to her! Would highly recommend using this company for your rafting adventures! All the staff were so friendly and nice and everything was really safe! Thank you again!
Meredith MilburnMeredith Milburn
15:47 09 Jul 24
We had a blast with Wilderness Aware Rafting on their Browns Canyon Half Day. Everyone is so kind, and were really helpful making our trip easy and safe. Thank you!!
Hattie GilburtHattie Gilburt
02:15 09 Jul 24
Our guide Ryan was awesome. Very knowledgeable and pleasant guy. Truly, a spectacular trip through the gorgeous Rockies couldn’t recommend it more. Thrilling and beautiful. Wilderness aware rafting provided a detailed itinerary during which we felt safe and cared for. Lunch was amazing and Ryan made sure that we had such a blast. Constantly great guides all three times we’ve attended. Lots of screaming and laughter the whole time.
Luke BellLuke Bell
23:45 08 Jul 24
Snack was our awesome guide on this adventure. He made sure we hit all the best spots in the river and got us very wet. We will definitely use wilderness aware again in the future.
Ashley BoxAshley Box
17:26 08 Jul 24
Great experience! RJ our guide was fun, friendly and knowledgeable for her 1st year. Really cool girl. We did a full day at Browns and had a blast. Lunch spread was pretty good too. 👍🏼
Rob RansomRob Ransom
16:03 08 Jul 24
We had a great 1/2 day trip with our guide Anna last week. Waters were running fast, she guided us right through all the rapids with finesse. My 7 yr old and 10 yr old boys had a blast on the trip. Highly recommend Wilderness Aware.
Christa ChappleChrista Chapple
14:59 08 Jul 24
We had a fabulous time on the half day Brown’s Canyon trip. Snack was fun and professional. He’s a keeper, for sure! Thanks, Snack!
Desiree VargaDesiree Varga
02:08 08 Jul 24
This was the greatest experience while we were vacationing in Colorado. The area has a lot of parking, and it can house RVs. The facilities were very clean.We had an afternoon half day 1-5pm appointment. They are efficient and polite. I highly recommend wet suits. Snack was our tour guide. Snack is also very knowledgeable about his job: keep us safe and keep us laughing! We were a family of 8. My parents are in their 70s and my 3 children are teens/adult, and I also had my 10 year old and 8 year old nephew and niece. Snack is very good with kids. He was able to joke with the adults and keep the kids calm. He used his knowledge of the river in very tactical way. He explained maneuveres and adjustments as we went along. There are areas on the river to capture candid pictures as you’re going through rapids. Very affordable package. I am so pleased we were able to raft and Snack was our guide!
Heather SewellHeather Sewell
00:55 08 Jul 24
The rapids ere wonderful but I took my 8 year old for the first time and the guide was not very friendly. I was drawn to the family friendly marketing but was disasapointed in the way our guide kept calling her tiny instead of taking the time to learn her name. We bought the VIP package and didn't need it, there could be more transparency in the purchase process with their customer service team. Low ranking for the marketing of family friendly and the lack of experience we had.
Darren CarbaryDarren Carbary
19:07 07 Jul 24
These guys made rafting the Arkansas River so easy and fun. The lunch was the best river side lunch that I have ever experienced. These people work very hard to ensure a safe and fun trip. David was Awesome!!
zimm42000zimm42000
15:29 07 Jul 24
Everyone was so friendly and professional. Perfect selection for first time rafters, Browns Canyon all day trip. Gunner and David were excellent guides. Highly recommend! You won’t be disappointed 😀🌊
Gracie McMahillGracie McMahill
01:07 07 Jul 24
Has a blast on our trip! Super friendly staff and felt safe the whole time. Would recommend for all family's looking for a good activity in Buena Vista!
Teresa JamesonTeresa Jameson
19:52 05 Jul 24
We had a beautiful day on the Arkansas River. The whole process from reservations to equipment to travel to and from the river went seamlessly. Our guide Ashley was very professional and a great instructor.This is a beautiful river in a beautiful state.
Markus KoglinMarkus Koglin
18:44 05 Jul 24
Amy BlackerAmy Blacker
18:21 05 Jul 24
My husband and I rafted The Numbers and had the BEST time! It was definitely not a trip for beginners and we were prepared for that. Tony was our guide and he was THE BEST. He made sure we were safe (we were the only ones on the trip) and that we still had a great time. The lunch was more than we expected and we will be back next chance we get!
David StaymatesDavid Staymates
21:52 04 Jul 24
Awesome experience!! Anxiety to adrenaline driven excitement on the full day trip. Ashley is one of those rare people that enjoys what she does. While having fun is expected, she continually emphasized safety. Only disappointment was "it had to end".👍😎
Rachael LonsburyRachael Lonsbury
00:46 04 Jul 24
FANTASTIC experience!! Greta and Danny were amazing guides and we will 💯 be going back!
ian Hooverian Hoover
22:08 03 Jul 24
Awesome time!! Greta and Danny where great! Thank you so much.
Cameron CruzCameron Cruz
20:56 03 Jul 24
Ashlynd took us on a great trip. She absolutely killed the safety and training portion, and there were no swimmers on our boat! She stuck me on the front of the boat during the bowl & made my second rafting trip one I will never forget. I will definitely be back for another trip with WA soon. THANK YOU ASHLYND!!! ♡
Jeffery GauntJeffery Gaunt
12:45 03 Jul 24
Ryan our guide was top notch. He was outstanding with skill, safety and history of the area. He did all this with comedic comments that kept us laughing and enjoying the river! A truly grand experience we will not forget!
Zach SchutteZach Schutte
04:07 03 Jul 24
Super fun trip, highly recommend WA. The guides all clearly love what they do, Greta was great!
Nick BeattyNick Beatty
04:05 03 Jul 24
Great day with a great guide. Greta was super fun and our group of 6 had a blast!
S LubischerS Lubischer
04:03 03 Jul 24
Excellent time. Nate’s a stud and we had a blast. My boys in another raft with Greta and she was also a stud. Great time and 3rd time down Brown’s Canyon and didn’t disappoint.
Lindsay HeskethLindsay Hesketh
19:22 02 Jul 24
Ash was great!
Bobby ZimmerBobby Zimmer
00:51 02 Jul 24
Grant was an excellent guide. He was so knowledgeable and we always felt safe. First time rafting and it exceeded expectations. Will definitely be back.
Mary HoulihanMary Houlihan
23:40 01 Jul 24
JORGE MARTINEZJORGE MARTINEZ
04:19 01 Jul 24
My family and I had a fantastic adventure with Ryan Brady, he is an experienced guide. We felt safe with his guidance. We will never forget this!
Brian RootBrian Root
01:28 01 Jul 24
Ali NelsonAli Nelson
01:22 01 Jul 24
Another amazing trip in the books with wilderness aware!!
Stephen RootStephen Root
00:49 01 Jul 24
Christine DilgerChristine Dilger
19:28 30 Jun 24
This was such an awesome experience!! Not only was the water fun but the guides were the best! They were hilarious and also shared really cool facts about things we passed along the way! 10 out of 10!
Gini GranholmGini Granholm
19:02 29 Jun 24
Been rafting with WA for over 30 years and will continue toGave 4 stars due to:1) rental wet suits were in poor condition2) at lunch stop, no hand wash station was available at thesnack table, only during sandwich making time; also, soapbottle was dirty3) lunch was mediocre, few condiments, white breadit was a cool day, windy and of course we were gettingdoused by the rapids; hot water offered at lunch for teaor cup of noodles/soup would have been welcomeOn the upside:1) warm hoodies were handed out at lunch2) Snack, our TL and river guide, was fantastic....safe,encouraging, made us practice moves much needed tonavigate the rapids from Canyon Doors to Twin Falls...lots oflocal and naturalist knowledge and very funny3) all guides reacted quickly and professionally whenthe middle raft flipped in Seidel's....debriefed with entire partygave those who swam sufficient time to recover andcontinue to the take out at Stone Bridge4) A shout out to the bus drivers and Kelsie in the office formanaging our reservation, thank you!
Roland HubertusRoland Hubertus
18:18 29 Jun 24
Great trip! So much fun, the ride, guides and the people all stacked up to be a wonderful experience. If you want to put some excitement in your life, Wilderness Aware can do that for you 😊 Happy paddling!
Jeffery GauntJeffery Gaunt
16:22 29 Jun 24
megan leachmegan leach
01:23 29 Jun 24
Greta and Ryan were great guides, very knowledgeable and made the trip super fun
Tammy MarTammy Mar
23:09 28 Jun 24
We have gone with Wilderness Aware for years and will again. We are treated well, the staff are knowledgeable and kind. The water was high and fast, so the best! We love going to the best rafting company!
Eric ThiemEric Thiem
23:40 27 Jun 24
Mateo LeonardMateo Leonard
22:52 27 Jun 24
Awesome place. Our guide Ryan was great personable clear instructions. All around great experience.
CecilCecil
19:25 27 Jun 24
What a great trip! Our guide, Gunner, was awesome! The scenery was great. The water was high. We are so grateful to the entire Wilderness Aware Team for an overall enjoyable experience. From sign-up to the ride back from the river - we highly recommend this team and this experience.
Amy PittmanAmy Pittman
14:21 27 Jun 24
We had an absolutely blast! Danny was a lot of fun and great at coaching us through the rapids.
Brian DetherageBrian Detherage
14:18 27 Jun 24
We just finished a three day rafting and camping trip with Wilderness Aware out of Buena Vista, Co. Our Guides, Ashley and Gomez were great. They did a great job explaining the river and keeping us informed of what rapids were coming up. The river is high and we paddled some technical sections with big waves without issue. Everyone stayed in the raft which is more than I can say for a lot of other outfitters we observed. Ashley is an amazing cook and kept us well fed the entire trip. Wilderness Aware guides work extremely hard to ensure you have a great experience. They offer a ton of different trip options so if camping is not your jam you can stay in your choice of accommodations. We will definitely be back. Thank You Ashley and Gomez for a great trip. Stay away from Ashley’s Crack. 😂
Chris GlennChris Glenn
20:13 26 Jun 24
Top notch safety and fun as always!! Thanks for another great trip! Our guide Ash was amazing and did an incredible job!!
Beau HeskethBeau Hesketh
18:48 24 Jun 24
We had a wonderful time on the half day lower canyons float trip. This was an easier float that was perfect for the older couple that we were with. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and helped create a great experience for our family. I would highly recommend using this group if you are looking to raft in Salida.
Terri sTRONGTerri sTRONG
01:29 24 Jun 24
Super fun rafting trip. Milk Run was perfect for the first timer kids and adults in our group. Our guide Ryan and all the staff were kind and helpful! Highly recommend!
Adrian RichardsonAdrian Richardson
03:37 23 Jun 24
Had an amazing full day on the river! The entire team was great, we especially loved Anna, who was the guide for our specific boat! She did an amazing job instructing us through some tricky water even as we pulled two people out of the water from another boat. She was so friendly and professional, would highly recommend anyone ride with her if they get the chance!
Freida GottsegenFreida Gottsegen
23:16 22 Jun 24
Outstanding experience for all of the members of my family! The instructions were thorough and safety was emphasized. Various tactics were illustrated to enhance the enjoyment of the raft trip.
It was an amazing experience. So happy and glad that we choose “Wilderness Aware Rafting”. They were completely professional and always made sure that everyone was taken care of on the trip.
Jeff DauerJeff Dauer
01:39 21 Jun 24
Great experience all around. Getting fitted for gear and check in super easy. Danny was a great guide; he was fun, energetic, and was checking to make sure everyone was enjoying themselves. You would do very well to book your rafting trip with them. We look forward to coming back again soon.
Jordan SacksJordan Sacks
00:50 21 Jun 24
Had one of the best times of my life! I did the full day and enjoyed every minutes of it. Met some really cool people as well. I went on my own but felt comfortable the whole time. Snack was an amazing guide and I learned so much about the canyon, the river, and the ecosystem. 100% recommend.
Alexander MooreAlexander Moore
21:40 20 Jun 24
Went rafting with Gomez it was the highest it's been in 10 years . Everyone was professional and He was really great safe but extreme and great with our group. I would do my trips again with this outfit.
Lindsi UnsellLindsi Unsell
21:26 20 Jun 24
What an incredible adventure! Everyone was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. Our guide Danny was more than capable and engaging with the rafting group. I will definitely be recommending this place to all of my friends! Also, their prices were so reasonable ☺️
Emily EvansEmily Evans
21:26 20 Jun 24
Affordable and so much fun! We could not stop smiling! Danny was fun, knowledgeable, and a wonderful guide! I highly recommend this rafting tour. I’d love to come back someday!
Brian LitkeBrian Litke
15:34 19 Jun 24
Our group had a fantastic time on our multiday trip with Wilderness Aware. Our guides Gatlin and Ryan were excellent and took great care of us. I highly recommend Wilderness Aware.
Padraig ReynoldsPadraig Reynolds
02:29 19 Jun 24
Great day on the river. Kira was great! So nice and friendly! I highly recommend booking!
My brother and I went whitewater rafting last week and it was an excellent experience from top to bottom. The river was bloated with runoff and the risks are significant. But the guides were great. Gatlin has his schpeel down; it’s humorous, informative and no-nonsense when it needs to be. Both he and Ash put everyone at ease by being confident themselves and letting us know what was coming and preparing us for what could go wrong. As they said, “This is not to scare you, but to prepare you.” Gatlin expertly guided the raft through the rapids and occasionally took us right into the waves so we’d get drenched. Wilderness Aware has full wet suits, shoes and jackets; they recommend ‘em for a reason - and so do I. The lunch was great; beautifully laid out and thoughtfully selected. There was plenty for everyone.It was a great day on the river and if you’re thinking about rafting the Arkansas, there is no need to look anywhere else. Wilderness Aware is the outfit to choose. And if you can get Gatlin as your guide, your experience will be unmatched.
Brian TapeBrian Tape
18:26 18 Jun 24
wild ride @ 32,000 cfm Browns canyon, a little short but fast water. "Colt ", if your paying attention next time keep your wet-suit on ; ).
Ellen KidwellEllen Kidwell
15:34 18 Jun 24
Had a blast!! Definitely recommend, but hold on tight!
Mary Elizabeth BradyMary Elizabeth Brady
12:48 18 Jun 24
Great trip. Everyone was friendly and helpful. All staff worked together as a single unit, no job was to small for anyone.I was very nervous at first, but my guide, Ryan put me at ease. He was very safety conscience, informative and fun. This was my first trip and I can't wait to go again .
Megan GatzkeMegan Gatzke
23:18 17 Jun 24
WORTH EVERY PENNY!!
Benjamin ConantBenjamin Conant
22:42 17 Jun 24
What an amazing experience! We did an overnight rafting trip down the Arkansas launching from Buena Vista. Our plans were amended due to the conditions of the river, but with how fast and deep the water was, it didn't matter. Everything was super "juicy"! We had the pleasure of being with Gunner, Gomez, and Kat as our guides. They took care of everything from safety instructions to campsite setup. Their love and respect for rafting made the trip better than anticipated. I would highly suggest this company for a phenomenal experience. I will be rafting this river again and I will be doing it with Wilderness Aware Rafting.
SilverZSilverZ
19:18 17 Jun 24
Guides were fun and helpful along the raft and the bus. All the bumps along the way were exhilarating but our whole group managed to not get a single swimmer!
Karen KleinKaren Klein
01:07 17 Jun 24
We had such a great experience with our guide, Ash, and Wilderness Aware, in the Lower Brown’s Canyon run we did today. We knew we were in good hands and had lots of fun. What more can you ask?
matthew Hoodmatthew Hood
00:15 17 Jun 24
Ashley did a wonderful job navigating the high waters. No one hit their head on the bridges, and no one fell out. Other than a chilly day, I would say it was outstanding. We look forward to a return visit.... soon. Thank you
Jim VanHattenJim VanHatten
19:19 16 Jun 24
Awesome trip with Danny who was also awesome! We'll be back next season!
Daniel MacdonaldDaniel Macdonald
16:26 14 Jun 24
This trip was awesome. We did the 2day trip with VIP package. It was so much fun and the VIP was worth it. The meals were good and plenty of food. The guides were awesome and were pumped to be on the water with us making it even more fun. 10/10 will definitely need to book another trip
Carter GravesCarter Graves
21:44 12 Jun 24
Gunner is an absolute DOG no swimmers with him definitely recommend
Eric HoughEric Hough
15:45 12 Jun 24
Well run outfit. Owner was the one to shuttle out, pick up, and bring lunch. Guides were incredible. Thanks to Snack, Ash, and Ryan, we had one of the most memorable outdoor experiences on our overnight on the Arkansas River. DO IT!
John MastersJohn Masters
01:35 12 Jun 24
Erika SCWTAErika SCWTA
21:56 11 Jun 24
Had a great time! Very professional. Our guide, Colton, was excellent!
jefferson sundjefferson sund
04:32 11 Jun 24
We just finished a multi day trip June 9-10. Crazy high water flows, Gomez ( my rafter), Gunner, and Kat were all amazing guides. Gomez would tell of the history of the areas we went through. He kept us safe and prepared for what was coming, and we all had a blast!! Couldn’t have asked for a better first time experience. The overnight was amazing and they cooked us some great food!
Danny KameneckaDanny Kamenecka
00:07 10 Jun 24
Amazing experience, Colton was an epic raft guide for the full day Browns Canyon trip. Would recommend to anyone looking for an awesome rafting trip in Colorado.
Amy LopezAmy Lopez
14:57 09 Jun 24
On my 44th birthday, the most exciting , thrilling, breathtaking time of my life!! Water was really high, but Greta got us through it!! 10/10 would recommend.
Dane KopniskyDane Kopnisky
00:00 09 Jun 24
Did a multi day trip here and could not have had a better experience. Guides were absolutely amazing and crushed the entire thing. We did two days of rafting with a riverside camping in between. Snack, Ryan and Ash were our guides and they were unbelievably awesome. Thanks for a great time!
M BrittanM Brittan
02:53 08 Jun 24
Amazing half day run through Browns Canyon. Guides Danny, Ashley, and Kat were great.
Owen StephensOwen Stephens
02:44 07 Jun 24
Gunner and Gatlin were the best guides we could ask for and gave us a hell of an experience
Andrew TannerAndrew Tanner
00:57 05 Jun 24
Such an amazing amazing experience and a great adventure. The person guiding us did an amazing job
Marybeth HamiltonMarybeth Hamilton
20:09 04 Jun 24
We did the 1/2 day Browns Canyon option, and we had an absolute blast. The sign up and check in process was smooth and easy. Ryan, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and made our rafting experience engaging and fun. Overall, a 10/10 experience that we can't wait to do again the next time we're back in town!
Jessica RauthJessica Rauth
15:38 02 Jun 24
We had a fantastic time with Cat! Would do it again in a heartbeat!
Angella PearceAngella Pearce
18:26 01 Jun 24
We had a blast with this company! My husband, 15-yo son and I did a 2-day tour of The Narrows and Browns Canyon with WA. Our guides, Gato and Snack, were a big reason our trip was so successful! They were knowledgeable, personable and ensure our group was safe and having fun the whole trip. We appreciated their respect for the river and camp area and ensuring it was left as good or better than before we used them. And THE FOOD - I’ve never eaten so well on a rafting or camping trip in my life! We rented camping equipment from them which was helpful coming from out of state. All equipment was in good condition and clean. We will be returning for our next rafting trip to CO with this company!
LostworthLostworth
22:04 31 May 24
The 2 day raft I had will be one I will always remember! Snack and Gato were both great, and brought a lot of life into the rafting trip, and on top of that they provided some of the best camping food I’ve ever had! Thank you Snack and Gato for the amazing experience!
David MillerDavid Miller
14:54 30 May 24
What a great time on the North Platte rafting with Wilderness Aware on our father and son trip. Our guides, Gunner and Ashley were amazing before, on and after we were off the river. Great decision making skills! Thanks for the great time…
Matthew MillerMatthew Miller
17:45 29 May 24
What can I say except Gunner and Ashley are awesome guides. They put our safety first in a dangerous situation that was no fault of anybody except nature. Amazing trip on the North Platte and thank you for putting our safety as your number 1 priority. You are very lucky to have these 2 as part of your team!
Arshia KoulArshia Koul
18:02 27 May 24
We had a wonderful time rafting as a family! A special thanks to the guides Tony, Dude, and Turbo! We had a wonderful experience and highly recommend for anybody in the Buena Vista area!
Marie-Elise BartonMarie-Elise Barton
14:35 27 May 24
The 5 star review is more for our guide than the company itself. My granddaughter and I had the pleasure of having Snack and the Arkansas River all to ourselves on our recent rafting excursion. We visited very early in the season, so the river wasn't inundated with other tourists, and Snack made sure we got the full advantages of that. His personality and love for both his job and the river came alive once he got us in the raft. Snack shared his knowledge of the landscape and its history in an engaging way and made sure that we had a safe and enjoyable trip. He was one of three inspirational people my granddaughter met on this trip to Colorado ~ his personal story encouraged her to follow her own dreams. Snack is a true asset to this company. I truly hope that the owner will recognize the value of his employees and update the shoddy equipment and pay the people their worth, otherwise returning guests will look for the guides and not the company. Looking forward to our next adventure Snack!!* Please be aware actual time on the river is NOT 4 hours, it includes checkin and travel to and from launch and return to base.
Sara GarciaSara Garcia
20:10 19 May 24
Ashley was amazing, not only a great river guide but also a great conversationalist! The experience was wonderful, full of excitement and relaxation. Not to mention that lunch was surprisingly amazing too, with appetizers, entree (make your own sandwich) , and dessert (cookies)!!
Dan (PERSONAL - USA)Dan (PERSONAL - USA)
14:57 19 May 24
I would highly recommend wilderness aware With their friendly staff and professional guides! Justin, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable of the history of the area and the river. He was a great conversationalist and really kept us entertained! He was an expert navigator and made us all look like seasoned pros!Even through the really crazy areas!WHAT A RUSH!!He made a dang good lunch too!!Thanks for everything Justin!Great job wilderness aware!
Matt BurazinMatt Burazin
00:35 16 May 24
My wife and I did a full day rafting trip, we did the Numbers and the Narrows. Our guide Tony was very knowledgeable, trip went great. Will definitely raft with these guys again.
Wilderness Aware was professional and fun! We enjoyed a full day raft through the bighorn and royal gorge. Even on a cold day the guides kept everyone involved and excited!
Megan LMegan L
19:00 03 May 24
Had a really good guide. There was lots of good attractions and views
Oscar LewisOscar Lewis
21:05 08 Apr 24
Had the best time on this trip. Highly recommend you try this.
Tammie RTammie R
18:21 25 Mar 24
Did the salt river full day trip and it was an amazing experience. Gatlin was our guide and he did a great job getting into the most rugged part of the rapids so we would have the best experience. Definitely a do over next year!!!
sharon maassharon maas
19:17 02 Mar 24
This was a very organized and professionally managed trip from start to finish. No unwanted surprises. Our guide was experienced, safety minded, congenial and gave much interesting information along the way of the terrain, plants, history, etc. We were a group of just myself and my daughter as one person cancelled at the last minute perhaps because it was the first trip of the season.? 🤔Our wet suits, equipment and changing area were all very good. Each set of rapids was explained as we approached them and we were instructed on our paddling directions.I have to comment that we did the full day trip with lunch provided which was excellent. This I might add is a very good recommendation from me being vegetarian and pretty particular about my food.The Apache Road on the way back was very narrow and one way gravel hugging the cliff with a precipitous drop off and 2 creek crossings but was maneuvered safely. Good to know if this type of thing is frightening to you so sit on the left side of the van if it is!There were souvenir items for purchase afterwards if interested. I in retrospect would suggest a t-shirt saying “I survived not only the rapids but the Apache Trail as well!” 🤣Thank you Wilderness Aware for a great excursion!PS: This was the Upper Salt River in Arizona.
Great staff, they have to put up with some awful people (not me, I promise!) And the river is pretty good. Definitely coming back.
CJdBabeCJdBabe
19:59 18 Dec 23
My family went on a Full Day rafting in Browns Canyon on 8/8/2020 and had a spectacular time despite some restrictions due to COVID. From booking to safety training, transport, actual rafting tour, Wilderness Aware Rafting delivered more than what we expected. We voted for them in USA Today’s 10Best Rafting Operators because they deserve the recognition. Kudos guys! Thanks Jody, Michael, Chachi, and team. As soon as the girls turn 14, we’ll be back to tackle Level V 🌊🛶⛰🐻... Peace!✌🏽☮️
Chris SheltonChris Shelton
14:41 12 Sep 23
Joe SepulvedaJoe Sepulveda
00:03 12 Sep 23
Loved our guides “Ryan, Gato & Jake” they made this all day event super fun ! Highly recommend ❤️
Shawn LShawn L
21:52 04 Sep 23
Tony was an awesome guide! The whole experience was just fantastic. We’ll definitely be back to do it again some day! Thank you Tony for a great time!
Joe SepulvedaJoe Sepulveda
00:02 04 Sep 23
Alexa NovakAlexa Novak
00:01 04 Sep 23
Had an amazing half-day trip in Browns Canyon. Our guide Gatlin was amazing! Everything was well explained so we knew what to expect, and it was SUPER fun.
CameronCameron
23:06 03 Sep 23
Our group had an absolute blast with “Hans”!! Seriously one of the best companies I’ve rafted with!!
Anita BrettAnita Brett
01:48 03 Sep 23
Loved this section of the River, absolutely stunning.Kat (Gato) our guide was great, friendly, informative, and effortlessly guided us through all the rapids. So much fun!
Ricky KendallRicky Kendall
18:09 01 Sep 23
Amazing time
wilhelm peterswilhelm peters
21:38 31 Aug 23
Snack was our guide and he was fantastic! Lots of great information about our surroundings as we went down the river. He also had some great anecdotes about each rapid we encountered, including some of his own misadventures. Everyone on staff was super friendly and ready to assist with anything we needed/any question we had.Also, it wasn't busy, since this is the end of the season. The water was at a great level, the air temperature was great, and the water wasn't too cold.Thanks for a great time, y'all! Can't wait to book the next adventure with you!
Tiffany AndersonTiffany Anderson
22:43 29 Aug 23
Lori KennardLori Kennard
23:47 28 Aug 23
Renee WittyRenee Witty
18:16 26 Aug 23
Emma GammellEmma Gammell
02:23 26 Aug 23
Our guide Gunnar was awesome, we had such a great time exploring the river!
Megan GordenMegan Gorden
23:07 24 Aug 23
Great experience, will definitely be back
Tim HTim H
20:39 23 Aug 23
I’ve rafted with wilderness aware more than a dozen times over the years and always amazing! The guides are all great, we went on a 1/2 day trip with Colton and had the time of our lives! Thanks so much for everything we’ll be back next year!!
Michele MarksMichele Marks
01:12 23 Aug 23
Our guide on our rafting trip today, Snack, was awesome. Not only did he guide us through some gnarly rapids and rocks, he was a font of interesting info about the river, mountains, and surrounding area. Great company and great guide!
Nancy PittsNancy Pitts
23:59 21 Aug 23
Online registration and waiver signing was very simple. All requests were met. Once we got there, the check-in process and equipment disbursement was easy. Colton was very knowledgeable and thorough in his intro and safety talk. Our guide was Gunner and he was super! Smart, funny, encouraging, and explained things well. He definitely knew what he was doing. I appreciated the fact that he did not use bad language. The rest of our group had Gatlin as a guide and according to them, he was also great. Probably would ask again for this same crew, if possible!
Laura StinsonLaura Stinson
14:43 21 Aug 23
This white water experience was our favorite part of our family vacation this year! Thank you so much for such a great time. The guides were all so nice and funny! We felt safe the whole trip! We will definitely be back. Thank you!
Chris LeinsterChris Leinster
21:37 20 Aug 23
Very fun and exhilarating experience! Browns Canyon presented some interesting navigational challenges, but our guide "snacks" expertly guided us through the treacherous obstacles. Rapids weren't exactly death defying, but every boat in our flotilla managed to dump a swimmer into the river. Great time with a great company we will return!
Jason AllenJason Allen
19:12 20 Aug 23
Great experience rafting Brown's Canyon. Gato was an amazing guide and took us down the river with great expertise. She helped my 11 year old daughter feel comfortable as well.
valun360valun360
17:38 20 Aug 23
Kim LentineKim Lentine
16:54 20 Aug 23
EXCELLENT RAFTING TRIP!!!!! WOULD HIGHLY RECCOMMEND WILDERNESS AWARE! TONY WAS AN AWESOME GUIDE!!
cyrus soltaniancyrus soltanian
04:33 16 Aug 23
Snack was the absolute best guide, he gave us a fun wild ride, and was so much more informative about the surrounding area than we expected. He had story’s and information about every section of the river. We weren’t expecting to learn so much about things outside of rafting! Definitely make sure you don’t skip a trip with snack
Amy BertlingAmy Bertling
02:38 16 Aug 23
Tony was the most amazing guide ever! Highly recommend Wilderness. They are so organized and customer friendly! Book it!
Tina PoynterTina Poynter
02:25 16 Aug 23
Another great, fun experience, 2 yrs. in a row, our guide Danny was awesome!
Steve BolinSteve Bolin
15:38 15 Aug 23
We had a blast. Danny is an incredible guide!
John RohdeJohn Rohde
00:29 15 Aug 23
I have rafted the Arkansas with at least half a dozen rafting companies, and Wilderness Aware is by far the best. They charge the same as all the others, so try them first and reserve with them if you can. I don't know how they do it; they have a lovely facility with nice restrooms for changing and a gift store, they train their guides 3 WEEKS before they guide, their boats are well maintained, and, everything is reasonable. Do you want to rent water proof booties? $5. Splash jacket? $10. Do you need one of those sunglass cords so you don't lose your glasses? The gift shop sells them, for ...$4!!!We had such a super trip on the Arkansas that we are thinking of trying another river out of our area. Our guide was Ashlynd and she was wonderful, but when asked, she said all their guides were great. You will not be disappointed with Wilderness Aware.
Kris GerhardtKris Gerhardt
14:58 14 Aug 23
Great staff, beautiful location!
Rick ZimmermanRick Zimmerman
01:18 14 Aug 23
awesome
April ScottApril Scott
04:34 12 Aug 23
Awesome full day trip through Browns with Gatlin!! I would definitely use this outfitter again
Eric NauEric Nau
07:58 11 Aug 23
Great half day on the river with my kids. Staff was wonderful, professional and safe. Will raft with Wilderness Aware again.
Cary RicheyCary Richey
15:26 04 Aug 23
My family (wife and two teenagers) and I had an amazing time on our rafting trip (Numbers Full Day). It was right up our alley with pretty continuous action on the river. Justin was a great guide getting us safely through our trip, providing some fun activities along the way, and educating us about the river and surrounding area. I highly recommend booking a rafting trip with Wilderness Aware.
Alex LascellesAlex Lascelles
01:11 01 Aug 23
Highly recommend Wilderness Aware!We had a brilliant time on the Arkansas (Brown's Canyon 1/2 day)! Ellie, our guide and trip leader of 5 rafts, was great. We felt safe and she made it fun, thanks! We'll be back!
Michelle E.Michelle E.
19:33 25 Jul 23
Justin was an Amazing Guide! Never did rafting previously for myself or family. He coached us through every step. Did a Great job of empowering and encouraging my two young sons and they had a BLAST! I was so relieved by the safety and Fun that was accomplished! Absolutely made our entire trip! Anyone with one of these guides can do it and won’t regret it!! Thank you!!!
WestConn EnergyWestConn Energy
12:40 12 Jul 23
There are many rafting companies in the area and after a little research we decided to go with Wilderness Aware for our first rafting trip with our family. We have three boys 4, 6, and 12 so the family float was our only option. From the first phone call to get information to the second call to book the trip, and checking in at the the Buena Vista facility the staff was full of information, helpful, and kind.The trip itself was perfect. The route had just enough splashing to get the kids excited and laughing. Our guide Joey was excellent. He is a personable guy and with our shy young boys got them to open up during the trip. He gave us information about the areas we were traveling through as well as great conversations about other topics that we both had interest in like the ski mountains and mining. Our trip had two rafts in it and our family was only in one with Joey but we also had the pleasure to chat with the other guide Gunner as well. He as well had a great sense of humor and worked well with Joey, I am happy to go in a raft with either of these awesome guides.We are from Connecticut and this was our first trip to Colorado. As my boys get bigger, I am happy to say that Wilderness Aware will have a repeat customer to try out the higher class rapids. Thank you again to all of the staff from start to finish but especially Joey and Gunner for making the trip memorable!Steve and Sarah Walsh
Josh VaughnJosh Vaughn
15:40 07 Jul 23
Incredible experience! The staff made the trip so much more fun. Our guide (Snack) was fun, humorous and very informative. We took a half day trip on Browns. Great for our whole family.
Ilana AlbaneseIlana Albanese
15:30 03 Jul 23
My husband and I go on two trips a year with WA. Each trip is unique. The guides read the River, read their customers for the level of excitement wanted and are just good, fun people. Camping out with them is nature with a bit of pampering. Their food is fantastic. Camp fires in the evening with a sweet treat can’t be beat. This trip Colton was our leader. Eugene was our boat guide. Both A+ guys. Leadership from Brian the owner and lead guide Justin carried over to every trip. After day one rafting and camp set up, they showed us how to jump off a rock into the river. It was a blast! Great value in outdoor experience. Safe and an adventure. Go with WA!!!!
Tamison JoyerTamison Joyer
03:40 01 Jul 23
We had the best time on our family rafting adventure with Megan as our guide down the Lower Brown Canyon on the Arkansas river. Our 7 year old was ready to just go back to the put in spot and do it all over again right away! Everything was very well organized and we felt very safe while having a blast on the river! And we ended up with some great photos too as captured by the photographer on the shore. Megan was friendly and informative and guided us safely on the water while providing us enough opportunities to get splashed! I would 100% recommend Wilderness Aware and Megan as the guide!
Roxane CappaRoxane Cappa
20:05 25 Jun 23
Absolutely LOVED this overnight trip on the the Arkansas River! Our guides were all top notch and the food they cooked us was awesome! They thought of EVERYTHING! I Had high expectations for this trip and this company and ALL the employees far exceeded those expectations. Can’t wait to go back and do an even longer trip down the river next time! Thank you all for the best birthday ever!! See you next year!
Stephanie WadeStephanie Wade
23:27 22 Jun 23
Tony was our guide for a half-day browns canyon white water rafting trip. His instructions were simple, easy to follow. He told us many interesting things about the area and history. My teenagers felt very safe with him, because this was their first time white water rafting.The rafting equipment was very well-maintained and our wetsuits smelled fresh, having just been washed.We really enjoyed our time.
Maria JohnsonMaria Johnson
20:13 17 Jun 23
This was our first time rafting ever and it was amazing! We took our 11 and 14 year old kids (who loved it) and my husband said it was the best adrenaline high he's ever had. This definitely will be a repeat when we come to visit again! Our guide 'Snack' was amazing and really helped our 11 year old who was very nervous at the beginning. He ended up paddling through a lot of it (sat for some of the bigger stuff) and absolutely loved the trip! We all can't wait to do it again so thank you for making it a great first time experience for us!
Isabel LaraIsabel Lara
20:39 13 Jun 23
This was such a fun experience! All the staff were super friendly and they make you feel confident before you even head out going over basic commands and safety tips.A HUGE Shout-out to our guide Megan she really crushed it!!! She was so fun, engaging and had great facts to share about the scenery we passed while making sure we were staying safe! Would 10/10 recommend this tour and this company to anyone looking to try rafting! We did the full day tour and the guides also did such a great job of organizing lunch and making sure everyone got something to eat! I will definitely be back! Thank you Megan you're amazing!!!! 🤘🏻🫶🏻
David ManglosDavid Manglos
03:08 03 Jun 23
I only use Wilderness Aware when rafting the Arkansas River in Colorado. They are well trained, friendly and knowledgeable. Megan was great on our trip through Browns Canyon with flows running near record highs. Exciting and we kept safe and warm with the recommended gear. Wetsuits a must for us on 6/1.
Amy CastelloAmy Castello
22:38 03 Sep 22
The facilities are very up-to-date and clean. Every person we encountered was helpful and funny (a big plus). The trip was breathtaking and some parts were challenging and some relaxing. Danny, our guide, made it so enjoyable and I felt like a pro by the need.
Christina MisailChristina Misail
03:28 08 Aug 22
Best Rafting Experience Ever!! Thanks to our awesome guide Justin, he was top notch. He knew every twist & turn on the water and just about everything in CO!!! Couldn’t have asked for a better time. Staff working inside were kind and friendly! Great place overall! Highly recommend. Go here! For real! It’s Awesome!
Johanna RobbinsJohanna Robbins
02:15 01 Aug 22
If you’re trying to choose from the long list of guide companies for a fun filled day on the water, look no further! By far the best time I’ve ever had rafting! We ended being the only two doing the numbers full day trip and our guide, Gomez, made sure we got the experience we wanted! He was even kind enough to explain some guiding principles and how to read the river for me. He also got us an awesome experience surfing the big wave in the buena vista water park! Amazing guide and awesome trip on an exciting stretch of the Arkansas! The set up at Wilderness Aware was also better than others I have experienced. Great experience all around!
Ben ThomasBen Thomas
02:57 28 Jul 22
Great time on the river! Did Brown’s Canyon half day raft trip. Perfect for beginners. Plenty of easy portions and then some really good rapids.Guides were awesome. Highly recommend
travis rakestrawtravis rakestraw
12:10 22 Jul 22
Highly recommend! Their facility is very nice with clean restrooms and room for changing clothes. The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. The trip through Browns Canyon was great. We chose WA because we had our dog and needed a kennel. Everything worked out great!
Leah KefalosLeah Kefalos
18:50 01 Jul 22
My family did a 3 day rafting/camping trip with guides Ellie and Rose and had a blast. Ellie and Rose were incredible- super fun, funny, smart, strong, and professional. They worked so hard and made sure we had fun and stayed safe. We had such an amazing experience and with the best guides!
Dean PDean P
23:38 26 Jun 22
Beyond an amazing experience. Justin is an amazing guy. Veteran rafter with amazing skills. He also has great information about the area. We did the royal gorge full day and we regret nothing.My wife and 14 year old son had never rafted and we managed the bigger rapids. Couldn't be more pleased with this experience, it's worth every penny. And they have a more personalized experience than the tourist trap companies. We left early and had the river to ourselves
Michael O'NealMichael O'Neal
22:18 23 Jun 22
Drake was our guide on our half day Brown's Canyon and he was great. Very personable, friendly yet professional. He was very knowledgeable and informative of the area we were rafting. I had rafted before but it was my wife's first time. She was nervous at first, but by the the time we we're done she was ready to book a full day for the next day. Highly recommend Wildnerness Aware. All their staff we ran into were great.
Cori MazerCori Mazer
21:46 22 Jun 22
Wilderness Aware is a large rafting company that manages a lot of customers and trips on the Arkansas River. While it is clear that they are a bigger outfitter in the area, they make sure every customer is attended to with regards to safety, attire, and having a fun time!I went on the Numbers full day trip with the very experienced, welcoming Tony. With his 15+ years of experience, I felt completely safe going through some technical rapids! He also provided a full lunch (that can be vegan/veggie). A truly fantastic day on the river! Thank you Tony!
Kaylene FriesenKaylene Friesen
23:48 20 Jun 22
Wilderness Aware is who you want to go with for your Brown's Canyon rafting adventures on the Arkansas River! We took our 13-year old granddaughter on the half-day trip and we all loved it. Coltrain was our guide and he was thorough with safety measures while also keeping us smiling with his jokes and encouragement. He was also very knowledgeable about the area and shared great facts and stories along the way. We were very glad that we rented the Stay Warm package with wetsuits, booties, and splash jackets since we were drenched and happy by the time we got to the pullout. We also chose to buy the whole package of digital photos and they were delivered immediately to our email. We've included just a few of our favorites here. Wilderness Aware did not disappoint!
Michelle GoldMichelle Gold
00:02 19 Jun 22
We had such a fun time in our half day canyon run. The staff was helpful and friendly. Colton, our guide, was very skilled at guiding and had a calm presence which made me feel comfortable and confident in the boat. We will totally use WA when we return and maybe even do an overnight trip!
Cheryl WashingtonCheryl Washington
01:58 17 Jun 22
AMAZING day in Brown's Canyon for a full day trip! Check in and gear rental went well, mandatory safety instruction about the river/raft safety was definitely a must and the staff was very thorough yet reassuring. On that note, Pascal (our raft) and Gatlin (buddy raft) were PHENOMENAL guides on our trip. First leg of the trip had thrilling rapids with 43°F water 🌊. Glad we had wet suits!! Lunch was set up and provided by the guides, then the 2nd leg of the trip was absolutely exhilarating!! Bucket list includes returning for Numbers !
FLA BOYFLA BOY
03:41 16 Jun 22
What a great trip! My family absolutely enjoyed it even with a nervous wife and a 13 year old boy w Down Syndrome. The guides, Danny & Geoff, were outstanding…experienced, knowledgable, and enjoyable. Lunch was over-the-top. We will always remember our trip and be back for another one. With much gratitude, the Quinn’s from Jacksonville, FL.
Vincent PalermoVincent Palermo
05:30 14 Jun 22
First class operation! Very nice facility with changing rooms/ bathrooms. Jake was our guide and was excellent! Jake could get a raft down any river, making it look easy!
Haley NordHaley Nord
17:26 12 Jun 22
We had an amazing time doing the full day Browns Canyon tour. Our guide was really knowledgeable and the staff was helpful getting us the right rentals we needed for the conditions. Excited to come back and do Numbers!
David EagertonDavid Eagerton
18:55 02 Jun 22
Most amazing day I've had in a long time. Great crew and big thanks to Grace our guide who was super awesomeness
nancy rootnancy root
12:43 11 May 22
It was our first whitewater rafting experience, our guide Kat, used an oar boat, she really knew the river, and how to maneuver the rough spots. We never felt we were going to be ejected into the water, or have fear of pending doom😁 had a blast, highly recommended them, especially Kat! See you again soon!
Chelsea CrumpackerChelsea Crumpacker
21:25 31 Jul 21
Guide was Lana and she was great. This was my first white water raft experience level 3 and I am ready for more.
Thomas SimmonsThomas Simmons
02:21 17 Jun 21
They never disappoint! This place is clean, organized, friendly, and safe! The staff are super helpful and accommodating. Worth making a reservation. You won't regret it.
Jonathan RestrepoJonathan Restrepo
00:21 04 Jun 21
An amazing experience, our guide was excellent. The half-day Brown's Canyon run is a great option for those without prior experience.
John AwryloJohn Awrylo
13:32 30 Aug 20
Rafting on the river in Colorado life doesn't get a whole lot better
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