Rio Marañon #9: The Jungle and Tutumberos

Rio Marañon #9: The Jungle and Tutumberos

January 1, 2016 was our last day in the Grand Canyon of the Marañon. The original plan was to take out at Puerta Malleta, which we reached by mid-day, but we were three days early because of the high water levels. So we got…

Rio Marañon #2: Near Disaster at the Start

Rio Marañon #2: Near Disaster at the Start

Rigging with unfamiliar equipment takes a while. But 12 out of 13 of our group are experienced rafters, so we’ve got this.  The folks who rode to the put-in with the gear truck already had the boats blown up and the gear unloaded when…

What’s in a name—the story behind Buena Vista’s proper pronunciation

What’s in a name—the story behind Buena Vista’s proper pronunciation

When you call our office and ask about the different white water rafting trips we offer throughout Colorado, you might feel as though the person on the other end doesn’t know a thing about Spanish and is butchering “Buena Vista”. Truth is, they’re absolutely…

What White Water Guides Do In The Off Season

What White Water Guides Do In The Off Season

“So, what do you do in the off season?” There are few jobs as awesome as being a whitewater rafting guide, which can make this a tricky question to answer. A summer of Colorado white water rafting everyday is just that, only a summer,…

Browns Canyon National Monument Ceremony

Browns Canyon National Monument Ceremony

Last weekend was very special for the Colorado whitewater rafting community and all other outdoors enthusiasts. Buena Vista was honored to host Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Colorado Governor John W. Hickenlooper, US Congresswoman Diana DeGette, US Senator Michael Bennet, Sierra Club Director…

Easiest Summer Trip Ever: Family Vacation Wilderness Aware Style

Easiest Summer Trip Ever: Family Vacation Wilderness Aware Style

There are some people out there who are planners; they get a thrill mapping out road trip stops (“we can stop for gas and see the UFO watch tower in Hooper since we’ll be 304 miles in and it’ll be approximately 7:36pm which means…

Staying Warm Outdoors – Infographic

Staying Warm Outdoors – Infographic

You can buy all the fancy warm clothes you want, but if you aren’t wearing them in the right combination, it can be near impossible to stay warm on cold days and nights. There’s actually a specific way to layer your clothes for optimal…

Experience the Best of Colorado

Experience the Best of Colorado

Colorado, the mile high state, is home to 5.2 million people and there are many reasons why people choose to move here, stay here, or stop by for a while. Although some people have lived here all their lives, it can be difficult to…

What it Takes to Be a Rafting Guide

What it Takes to Be a Rafting Guide

If your love of white water rafting is putting thoughts in your head of becoming a rafting guide, then it would be worth pursuing that dream if you have the passion for it. Rafting doesn’t require you to quit your day job since it’s…

Full Day – Browns Canyon Rafting

Full Day – Browns Canyon Rafting

When you book a Browns Canyon rafting trip you’ll experience Colorado’s most popular white water rafting trip! Raft the Arkansas River in Buena Vista, Colorado near Denver, Colorado Springs and major resorts towns. Suitable for all skill levels and kids ages 7+, you can…

PREVIOUS NEXT 1 2 3 4 15 16

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:

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

Recent Blog Posts: