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River Runners - Day Trips

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Address: 24070 County Road 301, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone Number: +1 719-395-2466
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Description: River Runners - the whitewater professionals since 1972. Choose from...
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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Our Go-To Colorado Rafting Outfit

We have used RR for several trips down the Arkansas. Every trip has been well planned and awesome. The guides are great at keeping you informed about the upcoming rapids and at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We have used RR for several trips down the Arkansas. Every trip has been well planned and awesome. The guides are great at keeping you informed about the upcoming rapids and at pointing out the many rock formations along the way. I believe they are in the top 3 as far a volume and have never disappointed. The trips are... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

What an awesome trip! Zoey our raft guide, was amazing! This was our first time ever to do whitewater rafting and the crew at River Runners made certain we had a wonderful time! We will definitely be going again!

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Derby, Kansas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Our family group of 14, including 6 children, rafted half day on Browns Canyon July 26, 2015. We all had a wonderful time... beautiful scenery! I'm 63 and this was my first white water rafting experience...I loved it! So did the 7-year olds in our group! The instruction was good and we felt very safe. We had two rafts for... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois, United States
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We are a group of 6, over 40, adults. We were a little nervous about this being our first white water experience. However, from the moment we arrived at the building and were escorted to select our wet suits, dry suits life jackets and booties we knew we were in good hands. The RR crew was super nice, helpful, extremely... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Overall, this is a great company and would highly recommend them. My river guide, Zach, was awesome and really knowledgeable. My only complaint is that I would have liked if the staff wore company t-shirts, just so I could tell who worked there. Not a big deal, of course, but a friendly suggestion.

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Nathrop, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was an epic event just a couple of days after the Brown's Canyon became a monument. What great scenery.

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Arvada, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was our fourth time with River Runners. This time, as before, there were quite a few of us. The waters were at record levels and we had a great time. We felt as safe as you can with all of the water warnings this season. We had a great time on the full day trip. I would like to... More 

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ColoradoRiverRunners, General Manager at River Runners - Day Trips, responded to this review

Hi fifidudedog, Thank you for your feedback and support of River Runners through the years. I'm sorry to hear your guides did not interact well with your group. We have shared your experience with all of our staff in hopes it will help them improve. Overall I do think our guides do an excellent job, but there are always exceptions... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Thrilling experience! Everyone at River Runners was a pleasure to deal with. Great guides who provide lots of interesting information about the Canyon and always put a priority on safety. Dylan and John were my guides. They gave clear commands to a pretty diverse groups of rafters as we went through some challenging rapids making sure we knew what was... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

FANTASTIC experience! The office staff was friendly and helpful, and our guide was excellent. Ask for Sam! The scenery was incredibly beautiful. We even saw a bighorn sheep. Water was cold in mid-July (glad we rented wetsuits and splash jackets). My 19yo son and I did a full day trip on The Numbers and had a blast. I was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was my second year on the Arkansas with River Runners and Andrea. I really appreciated the thorough and interactive safety talk before we even stepped foot in the raft. One of the gals on my trip had never been rafting and it gave her an opportunity to ask questions. Andrea, a senior guide, is so competent and confident that... More 

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Address: 24070 County Road 301, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone Number: +1 719-395-2466
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Buena Vista

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