6 Great Rivers That Wilderness Aware Rafting Offer Trips On

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Wilderness Aware Rafting is one of the more well known rafting companies in Colorado. That said, the rivers we choose to raft reflect our love for water, and we only offer trips on the best rivers available for commercial rafting. So here is a list of the 6 greatest rivers that we offer as rafting destinations in and around Colorado.

1. The Gunnison River, CO: The Gunnison River is located next to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Surrounding towns include Delta, Grand Junction and Montrose. It is an isolated and gorgeous river, home to both narrow and tall cliffs that are near black in color. Gunnison Whitewater rafting is a special thing, cruising through canyons where the rock is as dark as the shadows they cast. It’s quite easy to become lost in the moment whilst rafting here, where your mind can wander as far as the river snakes.

2. The Dolores River, CO: The Dolores River is located deep in the desert of Colorado’s southwestern region. Surrounding towns include Durango, Cortez, and Telluride.Rafting Dolores river offers rapid difficulties ranging from novice to advanced, which allows for any range of experienced rafters to partake in the joy of this desert beauty. The river is long enough that multi-day trips are available, where you can enjoy the sounds of the whispering river before you doze off under a clear night sky. The peace that is brought to you here is unquestionable, and once experienced, you’d understand why.

3. The Arkansas River, CO: The Arkansas River is found running through the heart of Colorado. Surrounding towns include Buena Vista, Salida, and Canon City. It is believed to be on of America’s most popular white water rafting locations. Arkansas river white water rafting is suitable for any experience of rafter. The rapids to be found there range from mild to extreme difficulty. Wilderness Aware Rafting even has designated picnic sites to stop at, which are in the most scenic of areas.

4. The Upper Colorado River, CO: The Colorado River begins high in the Rocky Mountain National Park. From there it flows and grows into a gentle giant which can be enjoyed by anyone. Surrounding towns include Steamboat Springs and Kremmling. Rafting Colorado river is perfect for newcomers, young children, and older folks. Essentially the whole family can partake in enjoying this river where you’ll pass by meadows and rugged cliffs alike.

5. The North Platte River, CO: The North Platte River is one of the least rafted rivers in Colorado, as there are only a couple weeks a year that it can actually be rafted. Surrounding towns include Walden and Kremmling. If you want to get away from it all, there is no better river than this. Where you’re guaranteed to see more wild life than people, and natural beauties rather than man made ones.

6. The Salt River, AZ: The Salt River of Arizona is a desert gem, found deep in the Sonoran Desert. Surrounding towns include Phoenix, Tucson, and Globe. Salt River rafting trips can be expected to contain beaches and beautiful canyon scenery. Between the springtime wildflowers and the large Sauaro Cacti, there is no other place in the world where such beauties can be seen whilst rafting down a river.

Hopefully you can find the time to enjoy whats left of the summer on one of these memorable rivers. It’s hard to imagine any time being better spent. Great memories are not to be had unless they are made. So go out and make a pleasant memory for yourself.

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I want to raft again and again and well you get the point…again.
Levi V.
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.
Appreciate your professional and fun staff! Will definitely return next year!
Dana Q.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This was my first rafting experience and you guys made it awesome! Thank you so much!
Jamie L.
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.
Very pleasant and enjoyable experience. Rafted four other times and this was the best.
Linda H.
Sarah was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and very fun! Best trip ever, even the low water! We will be back again!
Barbara 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.
From the enthusiastic greetings when we arrived at the office this am, all service was top notch.
John D.
We had an awesome time. I would definitely recommend your company!
Leona H.
It was the best first experience in rafting. Ben was awesome!! Five stars!
Kirby S.
Thanks for the great time on the river. You do a super job of taking care of your crews.
Jan P.
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.
Family friend always said Wilderness Aware Rafting was the best. I totally agree!
Angie D.
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 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.
When I made our reservation I knew we were going to have a fantastic time. Everything that happened today exceeded my expectations.
Mark E.
Best time I’ve had on the river in the past 15 years!!!! Will return soon!!!
Dylan S.
Matt was the most enthusiastic and exciting guide I have ever had… and I have done this a lot.
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