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River Runners - Day Trips

24070 County Road 301, Buena Vista, CO 81211
719-395-2466
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Ranked #6 of 17 activities in Buena Vista
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: River Runners The Whitewater Professionals Since 1972. Two Colorado locations: River Runners Riverside Resort on the Arkansas River in Buena Vista... more » Owner description: River Runners The Whitewater Professionals Since 1972. Two Colorado locations: River Runners Riverside Resort on the Arkansas River in Buena Vista Colorado and River Runners Royal Gorge Rafting Center in Canon City, Colorado. Family whitewater rafting trips daily. Group discounts available. « less
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F'burg
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191 reviews 191 reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We picked River Runners based on Fodor's and chose the all-day trip through Brown's Canyon. Evidently most people go on the shorter half-day trips - they filled up with several rafts, but our trip had a single raft with only six people. Therefore we had the full attention of our guide who worked hard but still could tell us about... More

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Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My first river rafting with River Runners was back in July of 1980. Since then I had done two more trips rafting Brown Canyon on the Arkansas River. The river guides are true professionals and are the best! I fully recommend the full day trip that includes lunch. One of the rafting trips was in late August and it was... More

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Monument, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

There are a LOT of rafting companies and this is the first we've tried in Buena Vista. Their prices were reasonable, the schedule fit our day, etc. Our family of 4 did the Family Float trip...basically a float down river and the guide does the hard work. We went on the last weekend of the season, so the water wasn't... More

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Warrensburg, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We rafted the full day of Brown's Canyon with my three children ages 10, 12, 13 on August 6th. This was the perfect beginning trip...we didn't want it to end. Our guide, Andrea, was so knowledgeable about the area and wildlife, plus she was fabulous with the kids. I would absolutely recommend River Runners for a trip down the Arkansas... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

We rafted the Numbers ...Our guide Trav was awesome...he knew a lot about the area and the river...I would recommend the wet suit if the temps are low...I was fine during the trip but was freezing after...I only got the paddling jacket and had on shorts...I was soaked thru even under the jacket lol ...I can't wait to go back... More

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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

On August 9, my son who lives in Denver and my husband and I ( from New York) went on the half day white water rafting experience. I had not done rafting for 20 years. It was fantastic!! Rebecca, our guide , was soooooooo great. I would certainly recommend this rafting group for everyone.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I recently was in Buena Vista for a "girls' mountain trip" with my daughter and my young granddaughter. After exploring many options we decided on the family float trip with River Runners. For the same trip, they were less expensive than some of the other local rafting companies, and I was very pleased that all rhe staff was very freindly... More

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Mt Dora florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

we have used River Runners twice this summer. Excellant guides, very safety conscious. we did the 3/4 day trip and the full day trip and both were Excellant. I live about 1hr and 20 minutes away from Buena Vista and their are other trips that r closer but they r the best. Smaller company and by far more individualized attention... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

My family went rafting on August 5, 2013. It was a fantastic day for all of them. The guides were top-notch, the equipment was clean and new, the safety meeting was excellent, and the fun factor was a "two thumbs up." This was the first rafting experience for my seven year old. Not only did I feel completely confident that... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

River Runners was awesome! We had Stan as our guide and he was very knowledgable about the area and the river. He was also very patient with 3 teenaged girls in our family. I would definately use this company again. Hope to do a full day trip next year.

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