Photo History of Wilderness Aware Rafting

Bill and Jamie Alexander founded Wilderness Aware in 1976. In the fall of 1985, a few moths after getting married, Joe and Sue Greiner bought Wilderness Aware. We’re proud to say Wilderness Aware has been family owned and operated by the Greiner family ever since. When they first started, Wilderness Aware ran three boats and Joe and Sue used their one bedroom house as both a home and office (their bedroom was the changing room and rafts were kept in a nearby pasture). Year after year, hard work paid off and we are proud to operate out of a proper office on a 17.5-acre property with 35 boats in our fleet serving a full time ½ day, 1-day, and multi-day operation on multiple rivers in Colorado and the Salt River in Arizona.

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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:

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

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