Father’s Day Fun!

Father’s Day Fun!

This Father’s Day, give Dad the gift of adventure! In addition to offering the best whitewater rafting trips in the state of Colorado, did you know we also can help cross soaking in hot springs, zip lining, and horseback riding off Dad’s bucket list?…

Why CFS Matters

Why CFS Matters

CFS or Cubic Feet per Second is the unit of measurement used for determining the “speed” of a river. Pay attention to this number when booking your trip as you soon will learn, water levels make a BIG difference on your whitewater rafting experience!…

How Our Snow Pack Impacts Summer River Flow Levels

How Our Snow Pack Impacts Summer River Flow Levels

Ever wonder how our winter snow influences the river? During the winter the snow doesn’t do too much for our water levels. However, as the temperature rises in the springtime, runoff and stream flow in the river is directly attributed to melting snow and…

First Timer’s Guide to PaddleFest

First Timer’s Guide to PaddleFest

Nestled between Pike’s National Forest and the Collegiate peaks, is the cozy town of Buena Vista, Colorado. With a Main Street that still in fact is the main street and just one stoplight, this quaint town is flooded with energy and the spirit of…

Featured Trip: The Arkansas River Dinner Float

Featured Trip: The Arkansas River Dinner Float

Looking to sneak in a little time on the Arkansas River that anyone from your preschooler to Grandma can enjoy? Check out our exclusive Arkansas River Dinner Float Trip. Known among River Rats as the Milk Run, our Arkansas River Dinner Float Trip takes…

10 Things River Veterans Don’t Do

10 Things River Veterans Don’t Do

Whether this is your first time whitewater rafter (Woohoo!) or you are looking for some pro tips to improve your next trip, I consulted with some of our senior whitewater rafting guides to create a list of the top 10 mistakes we see on…

Featured Recipe: Decadent Dark Chocolate Energy Bars

Featured Recipe: Decadent Dark Chocolate Energy Bars

We do our best to keep you from getting hungry with our complimentary continental breakfast, lunches on full day trips, and multi-course meals on overnights, but from time to time, you might get a little hungry. Here’s a snack that’s easy to tuck into…

Top Three Reasons to go Whitewater Rafting This Mother’s Day

Top Three Reasons to go Whitewater Rafting This Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, treat Mom to some quality family time you are all sure to remember. Here are our top three reasons to go whitewater rafting this Mother’s Day! Top Three Reasons to go Whitewater Rafting This Mother’s Day 1. Quality Family Time Whitewater…

Featured Stretch of River: Royal Gorge

Featured Stretch of River: Royal Gorge

Ask our guides what their favorite stretch of Class V rafting is along the Arkansas River and chances are they’ll say the Royal Gorge. Known for its iconic history and fast flows, whitewater rafting through the Royal Gorge is a guaranteed fun time! Just…

Colorado Adventures: How to Spot a Bald Eagle

Colorado Adventures: How to Spot a Bald Eagle

Spotting a bald eagle is one of the coolest things about an adventure on the river! We’re sharing what to look for – and some of the best ways to access Colorado’s bald eagle hotspots. Few things can replicate the majesty of a bald…

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What Our Guests Say:

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

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