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River Runners - Day Trips

24070 County Road 301, Buena Vista, CO 81211
+1 719-395-2466
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Ranked #6 of 22 Activities in Buena Vista
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
Owner description: River Runners - the whitewater professionals since 1972. Choose from beginner, intermediate and...
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Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
Owner description: River Runners - the whitewater professionals since 1972. Choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced whitewater on half-day, full-day and overnight rafting trips. Raft daily April through Labor Day. Two Colorado locations: River Runners at Fisherman's Bridge near Buena Vista, Colorado; and River Runners at the Royal Gorge near Canon City, Colorado.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This summer a few friends and I went on a Browns Canyon rafting trip when the river was high and the skies were blue. We had so much fun. Our guide, Andrea, was both entertaining and extraordinarily capable. We'll return next summer!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

River Runners was recommended by my godmother's coworkers in Colorado Springs. Everything went so well on our Browns Canyon run! My 15 year old son and I had a wonderful, exiting trip with guide Adam. We didn't want to end the trip and wished we could have gone farther. Next time we're in Colorado we will try the overnight trip.

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Hill City, South Dakota
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8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It is located in a convenient location and near Buena Vista. We had two family boating groups--ranging from age 6 to 73. The more adventurous did Numbers and the others did Browns Canyon. We all had a great time. The staff were exceptionally considerate and made sure that we all had good seating and enjoyed ourselves. The equipment they provided... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My nephew was the only Scout in his Troop who wanted to eran the Kayaking and White Water merit badges. I found them offered by River Runners. We were able to get a time slot with another group. The group canceled at the last moment. I was concerned that after a 4-5 hour round trip drive, he would not be... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I've probably rafted 20 times on the Arkansas, at least the last half of those have been with River Runners. All of the companies I've used had good guides and did a good job, but these guys are so well established that you can absolutely count on excellent guides who know what they're doing. The advantage they have with Brown's... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Well coordinated. Fun. Lot's of rafts on the river (through this company and others.) If you want higher water and therefore, more exciting rapids, go early in the season. All togehther and lovely long ride. Great people. Lot's of fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

The whole process was easy, from registration, to the actual trip. Very knowledgeable staff. The sale staff helped us decide on a better family experience, without being pushy. The tour leaders/supervisors gave excellent pre-trip instructions if we had a bad situation. Also, instructions on how to sit, hang on to the raft. The tour guide (s) were friendly, courteus, experienced,... More 

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PRESCOTT
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We've done 4 trips with River Runners over the past few years, 2 last spring. All were exceptional. Next spring when the flow is high plan a full day on Numbers and Fractions for non-stop thrills!! All our guides have been highly skilled at teaching the crew to paddle and steering us safely through challenging drops. The company also takes... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

RiverRunners' guide was so professional and FUN! It was nice to relax at their private 'beach' at the end of our trip and the rapids through "The Numbers" was challenging and fun!

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Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This was the first time the family and I went white water rafting and we couldn't have had a better experience. In fact, my 11 year old twins made us go again the next day if that's any indication. Our guides were terrific, super friendly, cracked lots of jokes, and completely made the trip. BTW, the burritos at the food... More 

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