Gunnison River Photos

The breathtaking Gunnison Gorge is located just downstream from the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park. This trip is for those who truly appreciate the beauty of pure wilderness as this stretch of river was recently nominated for “Wild and Scenic River” designation by the US Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management. This allocation makes the Gunnison River more exclusive for rafters, as we are one of only seven outfitters with permits to regularly run trips on the Gunnison Gorge. The adventure starts by loading our rafts and camping gear onto mules and taking a mile long hike down the canyon to get to the Gunnison River. This portion of gold medal trout water features towering black granite cliffs and amazingly clear waters. On the river you can expect a combination of action packed whitewater rapids and calm stretches of floating allowing you to take in the gorgeous scenery. This river is optimal for taking duckies (inflatable one or two person kayaks) so you’ll get the chance to have full control as you take on the whitewater!

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What Our Guests Say:

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.
Good job, as usual. Our 5th or 6th trip with WA. Big fans of WA.
Tim S.
Appreciate your professional and fun staff! Will definitely return next year!
Dana Q.
We started rafting with you in 1988. This is our fourth trip. Will be back.
Jim 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.
We feel we have found new friends in Wilderness Aware and plan on spending time in the future with you.
Susie S.
This was my first rafting experience and you guys made it awesome! Thank you so much!
Jamie L.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 had an awesome time. I would definitely recommend your company!
Leona H.
Best time I’ve had on the river in the past 15 years!!!! Will return soon!!!
Dylan S.
I loved my experience at WA and will definitely be back with more people.
Cory D.
The entire staff from reservations to first contact to trip guide was friendly and helpful. Our Scouts had an outstanding time!
Ken T.
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 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.
Very pleasant and enjoyable experience. Rafted four other times and this was the best.
Linda H.
I want to raft again and again and well you get the point…again.
Levi V.
This trip surpassed all of my expectations.
Amy B.
It was the best first experience in rafting. Ben was awesome!! Five stars!
Kirby S.
Very professional yet very informal approach—not an easy combination to sustain—nice team—office included.
Mark W.
Sarah, our guide, was the consummate professional.
Becky M.
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.
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.
Sarah was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and very fun! Best trip ever, even the low water! We will be back again!
Barbara L.
One of the best times of my life!
Dylnn R.
From the enthusiastic greetings when we arrived at the office this am, all service was top notch.
John D.
I would like to commend your staff on their great teamwork and enthusiasm. This was the highlight of our trip to Arizona.
Michele E.
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 have rafted with other companies before but I found your company and Mike, our guide, to be outstanding! I will be back!
Joe M.
Family friend always said Wilderness Aware Rafting was the best. I totally agree!
Angie 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.
When I made our reservation I knew we were going to have a fantastic time. Everything that happened today exceeded my expectations.
Mark E.
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.

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