Buena Vista Colorado Horseback Riding – Pre-Trip Info

Packing List, Directions and Other Important Information for Your Trip

Please share with everyone in your group. If you have any questions or need additional information call us at 1.800.462.7238.

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MOUNT-UP TIMES

Please arrive 20-30 minutes before your trip departure time

Please reference your confirmation letter for your trip name and departure time.

WHERE TO MEET

14582 County Rd 162 Nathrop, CO 81236 At the junction of highway 24 and highway 285 (stop light) head south. Follow Hwy 285 south 8 miles to Nathrop. Turn right onto Hwy 162 toward Mt. Princeton / St. Elmo for 3 miles. Watch for our signs and turn out on the right for Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Stables.

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GPS Coordinates:
38.7377, -106.1338

Horseback Map

WHAT TO BRING

  • Long Pants
  • Rain Jacket or Poncho
  • Boots or Tennis Shoes (For your safety, no open toed shoes)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick
  • Camera and Film
  • Drinking Water
  • Fanny Pack for Personal Items (NO BACKPACKS)
  • Light Jacket Synthetic Insulating Layer for Longer Rides
  • Snacks for Longer Rides
  • Cash for Tipping Your Guide

WE PROVIDE

  • One Guide for Every Six Guests
  • All Horses and Riding Equipment
  • Limited Saddle Bag Storage for Your Personal Items
  • Lunch on Full-Day Trips

Guest Weight Limit = 250 lbs.

IMPORTANT TRIP INFO

Local Lodging Information
Reservation/Cancellation Policies
Liability Releases
Questions & Answers to Common Trip Questions

Colorado Rafting River Guide:

Colorado Rafting River Guide
Check out our detailed information about the rivers you can raft across Colorado.

What Our Guests Say:

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

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