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Home to two major rivers—the Arkansas and the Colorado—as well as a multitude of other waterways that begin gushing when the snow of the Rocky Mountains melts each summer, Colorado is one of the United States’ top river-rafting destinations. Here are our ideas and tips to help you choose the best rafting tour for you. 
 
Highlights
  • Tackle the Class III and IV rapids of the Arkansas River through Browns Canyon National Monument on a white water tour from Buena Vista.
  • Paddle through Glenwood Canyon’s Class III and IV rapids on the Colorado River on a tour from Glenwood Springs.
  • Experience the Royal Gorge, one of Colorado’s deepest canyons, on an Arkansas River rafting tour from Cañon City.
  • Discover the Animas River and its Class I and up rapids on a tour from Durango.
  • Closer to Denver, enjoy the Class II and III rapids of Clear Creek on a tour from Idaho Springs.
 
Things to Know
  • Colorado’s rafting season is generally May to September.
  • The amount of winter snowfall determines the water levels of the rivers each year, meaning that dry winters usually result in a shorter rafting season.
  • River rapids are categorized into six classes, from Class I: easy to Class VI: extreme.
  • Helmets, waterproof jackets, and other safety gear are typically provided.
  • Rafting tours in Colorado’s popular vacation spots are generally family friendly and cater to beginners; you’ll receive a safety briefing and paddling instructions from the guide.
  • Some tours offer a choice between a half- and full-day tour; full-day tours often include stopping on the riverbank for a provided lunch.
  • The sun is stronger in high elevations so wear sunscreen, and bring sunglasses and a hat with straps so you won’t lose them in the water.
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Half-Day Family Rafting in Durango, Colorado

Half-Day Family Rafting in Durango, Colorado

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Float down the Lower Animas River on this family-friendly rafting trip in Durango. As you glide over the rapids with a guide, you can enjoy views of Durango from the water and take in the natural beauty south of town. Stop on the riverside for a snack, and listen to stories about the history and traditions of the region. This is a mild rafting option for ages 4 years and up. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD90.72
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Beginner Whitewater Rafting on Historic Clear Creek Park

Beginner Whitewater Rafting on Historic Clear Creek Park

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Even beginners can enjoy a whitewater rafting trip on Clear Creek with this guided tour. All instruction and equipment—wetsuits, paddles, life vests, and personal drybags—are provided for you. This tour is suitable for those who have no experience and is also perfect for families with children.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Clear Creek Intermediate Whitewater Rafting near Denver

Clear Creek Intermediate Whitewater Rafting near Denver

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Get an eyeful of stunning Colorado scenery as well as learn about the canyon's Gold Rush history on this whitewater rafting tour. Appropriate for intermediate rafters, this tour shoots a long stretch of free-flowing whitewater. All equipment and the leadership of an experienced guide is included for your safety and comfort.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Adventure Cañon City CO

Half Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Adventure Cañon City CO

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Experience excellent Colorado Rafting as you hit the most exciting and iconic rapids in the Bighorn Sheep Canyon. This is the perfect Arkansas River trip for beginner to intermediate rafters. Journey Quest is a non-profit Christ-centered rafting ministry, and these trip are uplifting, family-friendly adventures. You’ll love the scenery, the experience, and the intentional ministry led by our guides on your next Colorado whitewater rafting adventure.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Adventure Cotopaxi CO
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Full-Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Adventure Cotopaxi CO

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The Full-Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon trip is a perfect way to have fun with family and friends. With a full-day on the river, there’s plenty of time to take a plunge into the Arkansas River, play games, view wildlife, and enjoy everything else Bighorn Sheep Canyon has to offer. Join us on your next full day of Colorado Rafting fun! Journey Quest is a non-profit Christ-centered rafting ministry, and these trip are uplifting, family-friendly adventures. You’ll love the scenery, the experience, and the intentional ministry led by our guides on this Colorado whitewater rafting adventure.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Adventure in Cotopaxi
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Half-Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Adventure in Cotopaxi

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There’s nothing like seeing Colorado’s exquisite scenery by water—and this trip along the mighty Arkansas River is perfect for both beginner and intermediate rafters. On this ministry-led journey, you’ll hit the whitewater rapids of Bighorn Sheep Canyon with a trained guide, marveling at the unparalleled scenery between taking on the churns. This is Colorado’s most popular river, and it’s easy to see why.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD79.00
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Zip Line - Rafting Package
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Zip Line - Rafting Package

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Float the Animas River in Durango on this full-day tour, perfect for families. With a guide leading, even first-timers and small children will enjoy the river rafting experience. After a lunch break (own expense), head for the zipline, where you'll zoom through the Ponderosa pines for epic views of the Colorado mountains all around you.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Browns Canyon National Monument Whitewater Rafting

Browns Canyon National Monument Whitewater Rafting

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Enjoy the experience of a lifetime with family friendly Colorado rafting through Browns Canyon National Monument on the Arkansas River. Exciting class III-IV rapids intermixed with calm water in between make Browns Canyon rafting great for beginners and experts alike.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Upper Clear Creek Half-Day Whitewater Rafting from Idaho Springs

Upper Clear Creek Half-Day Whitewater Rafting from Idaho Springs

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Put some wet and wild thrills into your Colorado vacation. This white-water excursion will have you conquering 8 miles (12.9 kilometers) of  class III-IV rapids on Upper Clear Creek. Located just half and hour from Denver or about an hour from Boulder or Winter Park, this adventure will give you an experience you won’t soon forget.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Glenwood Canyon Half-Day Raft Trip in Colorado

Glenwood Canyon Half-Day Raft Trip in Colorado

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The Colorado River is one of the US’ most popular spots for whitewater rafting, but if you’ve never been before, the Class III rapids can seem a bit scary. Take the stress away from a trip that should be fun with this Glenwood Canyon half-day rafting trip. Not only will your guide safely lead the way down the river, but all equipment is included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Durango Family-Friendly 2-Hour Rafting Trip
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Durango Family-Friendly 2-Hour Rafting Trip

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Get your whole family out on the rapids with this whitewater rafting trip down the Animas River in Durango. Spend two hours in the company of an adventure guide, paddling over Class I, II, and III rapids, suitable for novices and experts alike (including children). Shoot down the river and take in the scenery, coming away with a sense of accomplishment and a better understanding of Colorado's wilderness.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Adventure Canon City CO

Full Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Adventure Canon City CO

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The Royal Gorge is one of the most thrilling and exciting whitewater rafting trips on the Arkansas River. Enjoy the beauty and thrill of God’s creation as you experience 1,000 foot high canyon walls, confront exciting Class III-V rapids, and see the famous Royal Gorge Bridge. Full-day trips start with Bighorn Canyon (class III-IV), break for a delicious riverside lunch, then drop into the Royal Gorge (class IV-V). Journey Quest is a non-profit Christ-centered rafting ministry, and these trip are uplifting, family-friendly adventures. You’ll love the scenery, the experience, and the intentional ministry led by our guides on this Colorado whitewater rafting adventure. The Royal Gorge is a serious section of river. Previous class III or higher paddling experience and strong swimming ability are recommended for all guests. For the safety of our guests and guides, we cannot take guests who are over 250lbs or individuals with a history of heart or serious medical problems.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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2-Days Arkansas River - Browns Canyon Rafting Trip

2-Days Arkansas River - Browns Canyon Rafting Trip

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Experience the adrenaline-pumping excitement of a whitewater rafting adventure on this professionally guided, 2-day, small-group excursion. Ride along the most popular stretch of whitewater in the US. Crash through the Class III and IV rapids of Browns Canyon National Monument whitewater. Then try fishing or engage in a friendly, fireside chat while camping on the banks of the Granite Canyon. All boating equipment — rain gear, drinking water and a personal floatation device — plus meals prepared by the guide are included.
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  • 1 day 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Raft the Colorado River through Glenwood Springs - Half Day Adventure

Raft the Colorado River through Glenwood Springs - Half Day Adventure

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If you've always wanted to try rafting, grab a paddle for this thrilling half-day whitewater tour through Glenwood Canyon. Expert guides help you navigate the roaring Colorado River, from floating along gentle class I stretches to splashing through exciting class II and III rapids. Along the way, get a new perspective on the canyon’s ancient layers and keep an eye out for Colorado wildlife.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Half-Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Adventure Cañon City CO

Half-Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Adventure Cañon City CO

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The Royal Gorge is one of the most thrilling and exciting whitewater rafting trips on the Arkansas River. Enjoy the beauty and thrill of God’s creation as you experience 1,000 foot high canyon walls, confront exciting Class IV-V rapids, and see the famous Royal Gorge Bridge. The Royal Gorge is a serious section of river facing Class III-V Rapids, and a half-day trip is not a suitable introduction for beginners. Previous class III or higher paddling experience and strong swimming ability are recommended for all guests. For the safety of our guests and guides, we cannot take guests who are over 250lbs or individuals with a history of heart or serious medical problems. Journey Quest is a non-profit Christ-centered rafting ministry, and these trip are uplifting, family-friendly adventures. You’ll love the scenery, the experience, and the intentional ministry led by our guides on this Colorado whitewater rafting adventure.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD99.00
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Bighorn Sheep Canyon Half-Day Rafting

Bighorn Sheep Canyon Half-Day Rafting

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Paddle down the scenic Arkansas River on a half-day rafting adventure through Colorado’s Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Navigate class II and II whitewater rapids with an expert guide, and soak up the beauty of the surrounding high desert landscape, home to an abundance of native wildlife. It’s a great way for families and first-timers to experience one of Colorado’s favorite—and wettest!—outdoor adventure sports.
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  • 3 hours
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Outer Limits Three-Quarter Day Whitewater Rafting from Idaho Springs

Outer Limits Three-Quarter Day Whitewater Rafting from Idaho Springs

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Flowing through the rugged Clear Creek Canyon in Colorado, Clear Creek is lined with rough-and-tumble rapids. This whitewater rafting trip takes you through those rapids on a thrilling and beautiful river adventure that’s a far cry from the Canyon’s slow-paced nature walks. A guide is on hand to lead you safely through the rapids, culminating in a one-of-a-kind drop down back-to-back waterfalls, Upper and Lower Beaver Falls.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milk Run Family Rafting Trip

Milk Run Family Rafting Trip

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Beginners will feel safe and comfortable on this 1-hour rafting trip down the Milk Run of the Arkansas River in Buena Vista, CO. Families with small children over two years old can paddle together through easy splashes and gentle floats with mountain views. All paddling equipment and safety gear is included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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1-Day Arkansas River - The Numbers Rafting Trip

1-Day Arkansas River - The Numbers Rafting Trip

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Experience the adrenaline-pumping excitement of a whitewater rafting adventure on this professionally guided, full-day, small-group excursion. Crash through the Class IV rapids of the Arkansas River, winding its way through a whitewater paradise in the center of Colorado at 11,000 feet. Paddlers must be at least 18 years old. All the necessary equipment — rain gear, helmet, drinking water and a personal floatation device — plus a deli-style lunch are included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Numbers Half-Day Whitewater Rafting from Buena Vista

Numbers Half-Day Whitewater Rafting from Buena Vista

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Feel the adrenaline rush on a half-day whitewater rafting trip along the challenging Numbers section of the Arkansas River, south of Breckenridge. Enjoy views of snow-capped mountains and catch sight of local wildlife as you travel through narrow canyons and safely navigate the river’s continuous rapids with an expert guide. Plus, choose from morning or afternoon departures to easily fit this tour into your schedule.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Rafting Adventure in Colorado

Full-Day Rafting Adventure in Colorado

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Start your day off in an exciting way on this half–day whitewater rafting excursion down the Roaring Fork River in Colorado. Meet your guide and group in Glenwood Springs and gear up for a thrilling journey down Class II and III rapids that cut through the Rocky Mountains. When the water is calm, enjoy the beautiful scenery and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife sightings.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Royal Gorge Half-Day Rafting Trip

Royal Gorge Half-Day Rafting Trip

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When you're rafting beneath walls that tower 1,200 feet through a canyon just 26 feet wide, it suddenly all begins to make sense why this spot's called the Royal Gorge. During this 3 hour Royal Gorge rafting trip, experience the thrill of splashing down rapids with names like Sledgehammer Falls, and enjoy the pristine Colorado scenery from the seat of your whitewater raft. Professional guides help ensure your safety and discuss the history of the gorge, and this is the perfect way to spend half a day when visiting Canon City.
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  • 3 hours
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USD98.00
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Half Day Browns Canyon Rafting Trip

Half Day Browns Canyon Rafting Trip

Join us for a half day rafting trip through Browns Canyon National Monument on the Arkansas River! This is our most popular rafting trip with breath taking canyon scenery and views of the Collegiate Peaks (some of the highest mountains in Colorado) This whitewater section is a great beginner/intermediate with consistent class III rapids to keep seasoned paddlers excited and not to scary for beginners. Come see for yourself why the Browns Canyon section on the Arkansas River is the most rafted section in the country!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Durango Rafting - Animas River Adventure Day
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Durango Rafting - Animas River Adventure Day

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The Animas River provides a incredible outdoor adventures right in the heart of Durango! Live like a local for a day playing on the river.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Family Rafting in Durango, Colorado
"The guide made it fun and safe. We all felt 100% Comfortable in what we were doing. We also learned a lot about tge area."..."
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Beginner Whitewater Rafting on Historic Clear Creek Park
"Jane was very sweet, she encouraged me to go through with it lol... Jon was a great guide, very patient, if anyone can tolerate my family deserves a raise. The ride was peaceful, fun, and exciting. I suggest you wear swimwear and swim shoes to the location. Jon the driver was witty and professional."..."
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Clear Creek Intermediate Whitewater Rafting near Denver
"Great intermediate course with fabulous views!! 7 mile course that takes close to 1.5 hours and worth every minute!! Ask for Lindsey at Downstream Adventures!! You won’t be disappointed!"..."
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Half Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Adventure Cañon City CO
"The prayer prior to leaving was so amazing to me. The guide Emmali was spectacular and her knowledge was impressive."..."
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Half-Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Adventure in Cotopaxi
"Nate and Katie were great guides Can’t wait to go back again, from start to finish JourneyQuest and All their guides and people were A++++,"..."
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Browns Canyon National Monument Whitewater Rafting
"Had a great time on our rafting trip. Water was at a perfect level and all the staff was friendly and professional. Jake was our guide and made sure everyone had fun. He pointed out landmarks and told us about the history in the area. I would definitely use this company again."..."
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Upper Clear Creek Half-Day Whitewater Rafting from Idaho Springs
"Our family of 6 all had a great day navigating the white waters of the Clear Creek with Simon our guide. Simon was great, he had great stories of the rapids and past adventures. We thought this may be too difficult for my wife and I, but Simon got us off every rock we climbed up on. My boys also loved trying to follow the directional orders that Simon barked out. Exciting and a great time for all of us."..."
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Glenwood Canyon Half-Day Raft Trip in Colorado
"It was an amazing experience. I think everyone who visits Colorado needs to do this. Everyone was super nice"..."
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Durango Family-Friendly 2-Hour Rafting Trip
"Our booking experience was great. It went smoothly. The online agents were assisting us throughout the process, answered all our questions, and very helpful. We will be using it again for our future fun!"..."
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Raft the Colorado River through Glenwood Springs - Half Day Adventure
"Our guide Jake was awesome! Super funny and very skilled. The mudslides had changed the Shoshone rapids from class two to clad three! Tip: bring closed toed river shoes and goggles/ sunglasses for better pictures!"..."
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Half-Day Royal Gorge Whitewater Rafting Adventure Cañon City CO
"We had such a great experience! Mark was such a professional guide. He made the trip fun, safe and informative. We had never learned so much while enjoying such a thrilling and fun adventure. Skip the big boys, see Mark and his family at Journey Quest for the best value and experience!"..."
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Bighorn Sheep Canyon Half-Day Rafting
"Working as a team in the raft for a common goal; the beauty of the canyon surrounding us, the challenge of the rapids and staying in the raft. Just the overall experience of being on the river and manuevering between the large rocks. It was fun and challenging but not too challenging. Just about right."..."
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Milk Run Family Rafting Trip
"The trip was great and our guide, Drew, was fantastic! I highly recommend this outfit. Very good customer service."..."
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Royal Gorge Half-Day Rafting Trip
"The wall banger was crazy fun! Anna was the sweetest and most amazing guide! We loved every minute of the twists, turns, and beautiful scenery!"..."

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