Why Raft with Wilderness Aware?

 In Colorado Rafting

Wilderness Aware’s Buena Vista, CO headquarters is conveniently located in the center of the state. We are 2 hours from Denver, less than 2 from Colorado Springs, and 1.5 hours from Vail and Breckenridge. 


We offer trips on SEVEN rivers in the America West, including the very popular Arkansas River, which runs just behind our Buena Vista office. 

Quiet & Beauty

Get away from the traffic! There’s hardly any rafting along a busy highway with Wilderness Aware. Many of our trips take guests through designated Wilderness Areas. We even run trips through Browns Canyon National Monument.

Leave No Trace

Do your part for the planet by booking a Colorado raft trip with Wilderness Aware. Our company culture emphasizes Leave No Trace ethics on our rivers, ensuring we minimize our impact on the natural environment and highlighting that our public lands are set aside to provide future generations a chance to have a similar experience. 

Stellar Headquarters

Our large, clean, and well-cared-for office exemplifies the entire experience you will have with Wilderness Aware. At these headquarters, enjoy sparkling clean restrooms and changing rooms, free day use of our shaded dog kennel, a souvenir store with photos of YOU on the river, and a lot more.

Top Guides

Our guides are extensively trained professionals certified in first aid and CPR. They are also drug-tested and will exceed your expectations each and every day.

Year-Round Service

Though our season does end in the fall, our staff works year-round to bring you the highest quality adventure for the following year. We are committed to bettering our product each year to keep you coming back!

VIP Services & Overnight Trips

Wilderness Aware offers some of the best overnight rafting trips in all of Colorado. Our VIP services ensure your time out of the raft is just as excellent as your time in the raft. 


Safety on the river is our highest priority, and Wilderness Aware has an outstanding record.


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