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Address: 161 Virginia Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone Number: 800-367-8523
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We have been offering family whitewater raft trips with transportation from...

We have been offering family whitewater raft trips with transportation from Estes Park for 30 years. We are the ONLY company that will let you sit back and relax while WE DRIVE you to the river.We have morning and afternoon half day rapids trips on the Cache La Poudre, and full day more relaxed trips on the Colorado River.Bring the whole family! We can take kids as young as 7 if they also weigh at least 50 pounds. You've never been rafting? You are our specialty. Give us a chance to get you wet! Join the others who say our trip was the highlight of their Estes Park vacation.Call us now!

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Highly Recommend Full Day Trip

This was our first river trip and it was myself and 3 teenagers. 2 teen boys who are always looking for excitement. I was worried this may be too mild for them but they had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Debbie R
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Bastrop, Texas
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Bastrop, Texas
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This was our first river trip and it was myself and 3 teenagers. 2 teen boys who are always looking for excitement. I was worried this may be too mild for them but they had a great time. We all did. Our guide was fantastic and added so much to the trip during the slower floating parts. I would highly... More 

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2 Thank Debbie R
RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comments! We had our biggest and best season ever and it's because of people just like you. We had friends in town just recently and took them on this trip. We had such a good time. It's so beautiful on that river, and the drive over is a wonderful way to show people new to... More 

Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We booked with this outfit because of their high reviews on Trip Advisor and they did not disappoint. I was on a trip with 4 friends (we're all late 20s) and we had all agreed to do a rafting trip. RT provides 2 different trips, a half day trip on the Poudre, and a full day on the Colorado. I... More 

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2 Thank SCSooner87
RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks for your thorough review! Many choose the half day trip for time reasons and we completely understand that. We just want to make sure every potential customers understands the ups and downs of late-season rafting when the government takes charge of how much water we will have. Our guides do a terrific job of making the trip more entertaining... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We went with our 9 year old daughter and loved it! Our guide was very nice and knew a lot about the river. Our guide paid special attention to the kids and let them play games on the raft, like the bucking bronco. We did the full day so we stopped and ate lunch. They had lunch prepared by the... More 

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RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We took more rafters on the full day trip this season than ever before in our 33 seasons. We aren't quite sure what caused the huge leap in rafters, but we are glad people chose to enjoy the Colorado River with us. We're happy to hear your 9 year old enjoyed the river games. Yes the... More 

Lakeville, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I was on the same trip as Susan C., and echo her sentiments regarding a shortage of actual rafting time. It seems that stationing a few helpers on shore along the way would prevent having all rafts/rafters wait - and WAIT- while one raft receives assistance. Also, the same raft ran into trouble twice, and with how tame the river... More 

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Thank Ann P
RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this review

Okay, no need to pile on here MInnesotans! I'm from the Iowa/Minnesota border - we are practically neighbors. I'll just repeat what I wrote in the last one: Let me start by saying you're right - we agree completely with everything you wrote! That's why late in the season we recommend the full day trip on the Colorado River over... More 

Prior Lake, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

First let me say, I completely enjoyed my time on the river. Our bus driver was very pleasant and our guide Rafa was a lot of fun. Unfortunately, one of the other rafts kept running into trouble. Eventually, they wrapped their raft around a rock and had to use ropes to get themselves free. When they got hung up, we... More 

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1 Thank Susan C
RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this review

Let me start by saying you're right - we agree completely with everything you wrote! That's why late in the season we recommend the full day trip on the Colorado River over the half day Poudre River trip when talking with customers and in our email correspondence. As I type the water is still running good on the Colorado River.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We've never been white water rafting, so I had no clue what I was getting into. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it! If you're lucky you'll get Leo ( I believe was his name)!! He was sooo awesome and a great guide. Well more like a commander, we did all the work while he sat there and talked. I'm kidding! He actually... More 

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Thank Rosio G
RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this review

We are glad you had so much fun with Leo - he's been with us for many seasons. Apparently he doesn't know his own strength if he broke a paddle on your trip. He's a big boy :) You can get the photos by clicking on the "Photos" page of our website. Now that we know you want them, we're... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We went on the full day rafting trip. We were originally scheduled for another day but due to flight problems and lost luggage couldn't make the original date. Rapid Transit very graciously booked us for a different day. It's a long drive from Estes Park to the start of the rafting trip (you are driven in a van) but what... More 

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RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review! We are glad we were able to reschedule your trip. Most of the season all of our trips are booked full and we don't have the flexibility to do that. The drive over to the Colorado River is spectacular isn't it. We are going over there tomorrow to shut down the operation and are really... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

I think it is important for people to know that you will be on an old school bus for almost 1.5 hours to the rafting site and then another 1.5 hours to get back. We booked a half day trip, thinking the excusrion would be about 4 hours with 2-3 on the water. In reality, the half day trip runs... More 

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Thank Kendra T
RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this review

Hi Kendra - we are sorry you didn't enjoy the ride to the river and back. Since you entitled your reivew "What I Wish I Had Known", I guess our response is that we wish you had read your confirmation email so you would have known. Everything you wished you'd known is highlighted in that email. We inform all customers... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect going into this trip. I'm not a huge thrill seeker so going white water rafting was definitely way out of my comfort zone (this was my first time doing something like this). Our guide, Leo, was the best I could've asked for. He made sure to continue and check up on us through out... More 

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RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a good time! It has been our goal to respond to every review - it has been such a crazy busy summer that we just haven't had the time this season. August is a good time for those who aren't thrill seekers as the water is lower. Leo has been with us a long... More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Fun white water rafting, our guide was great, fun and very helpful! This was a our second time using these guys and when we go back we will use them again!

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RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your repeat business! We wouldn't be here for 33 years without you. We look forward to your next trip. More 

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