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Buffalo Joe's Whitewater Rafting

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Address: 801 Front Loop, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone Number: +1 719-581-7550
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Description: Our whitewater rafting adventures are run on the Arkansas River from May...
Our whitewater rafting adventures are run on the Arkansas River from May 1st through September 15th, beginning north of Buena Vista and continuing south through Brown's Canyon which has recently been designated a National Monument! For the experienced rafters we also offer the more challenging Royal Gorge and Numbers sections of the Arkansas. You'll love our brand new headquarters on the river in downtown Buena Vista's South Main neighborhood. Not only are we among the oldest and safest rafting company's, but we're the only rafting company on the Arkansas River that's walking distance to your hotel room, restaurants, shops and parks! We proudly serve our famous STEAK lunch on all full day trips! Hope to see you on the river soon!
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This Co. is more about wanting you to have a great time. Unlike other rafting companies we have used where you are just another body to get down the river. Johnny was our guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This Co. is more about wanting you to have a great time. Unlike other rafting companies we have used where you are just another body to get down the river. Johnny was our guide and her was great. He gave us plenty of description of what was coming up and what to look for as well as her was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The whole trip was great! Our guide was very good, we all stayed in the boat! The river and scenery were beautiful. I definitely recommend this company, and highly recommend renting a wet suit, even in July. That made it perfect.

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denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Buff Joes just moved into a new location and it is a great upgrade. Being right at the put in location with no bus ride to get going is great. The steak lunch is still a highlight and keeps us gong back. Get ready for some action right at the put in, with an exciting rapid or two within the... More 

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Carlsbad, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I have two tips for you if you want to go rafting on the Arkansas River while you're in town: go with Buffalo Joe's and request Corbin as your guide.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had an amazing time rafting with our 2 boys ages 7 and 10 down the Arkansas River through Brown's Canyon with Buffalo Joe's in Buena Vista, CO. I booked this trip in early June to later find out that a child, about my son's age, was ejected from his boat and drowned on the same trip with a different... More 

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Trophy Club, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our group of 6 reserved a raft the day before. We had a 12 and 16 year olds with 4 adults. We went on the 1/2 day to Brown's Canyon. It is the same trip we went on 2 years ago, but a much faster experience due to the higher water levels. Our extended family only recommends Buffalo Joe's for... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Even though we went while it was cold and rainy our guide, Joe, made it an awesome day! We had all rafted before except for one person and he put her at ease right away. She ended up loving it and wants to do it again. The steak grilled lunch was a perfect break for our day. Since it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Rafted Browns canyon on 7/5/15, awesome time. Our guide Kurt(Curt) was a blast, took care of us as we had a couple smaller kids along with us. Safety was their top priority. Will be back.

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Ponder
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

We did the family float trip. The guides were polite, helpful and did their job well however their personal hygiene was so horribly poor that it made it difficult to enjoy the experience. Their body odor so repulsive that it was nauseating. I understand the nature of their job does not require emaculate grooming however I expect socially accepted norms... More 

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BuffaloJoes, Manager at Buffalo Joe's Whitewater Rafting, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback RSH22! We can't apologize enough for your unpleasant odor experience with your guide. We have reiterated to all of our guides the importance and the joy of cleanliness. I'm glad that the rest of your experience went well with us and hope you give us another chance to redeem ourselves in the future. Again, we wholeheartedly... More 

Flower Mound, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Just rafted Brown's Canyon on 6/20 with my wife. Water was just shy of 5000 cfm!!! Can't remember how many times I heard that these were epic conditions and that this is the best that the river has been in 20 years. So our timing was a little lucky, but the trip was fantastic. Our guide was JT, and he... More 

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Address: 801 Front Loop, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone Number: +1 719-581-7550
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Buena Vista
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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