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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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Exciting and fun!

I recently went on a full-day trip of the Numbers on the Thursday before Memorial Day. Up to that point, I went rafting one time before. It was an exciting and thrilling adventure... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I recently went on a full-day trip of the Numbers on the Thursday before Memorial Day. Up to that point, I went rafting one time before. It was an exciting and thrilling adventure Dan was our tour guide (he's been doing this for over 25 years), and he was very knowledgeable and friendly. River Runners provided us free wet suits... More 

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Morrison, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

my wife and i along wife another couple had JLee as a river guide. he was great. he told us all about the mountains and names of different rocks. he would take us backwards threw tight spots and had us smash into rocks for fun. we had a lot of fun. we will be back when the water level goes... More 

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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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The Black Hills, South Dakota
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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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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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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

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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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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