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Rapid Transit Rafting

161 Virginia Drive, P.O. Box 4095, Estes Park, CO 80517
800-367-8523
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Ranked #7 of 36 Activities in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Hays, KS
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We booked a half day trip the last weekend of white rafting season. We knew ahead of time that the water would be lower, but still had a great time on the water! All the staff was friendly, professional, and helpful. The only negative thing about the trip is the time it takes to get river, which is expected! Our... More

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Needham, MA
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4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Went rafting with my family (8 of us) in August 2014. The bus ride is long, but everything about the trip, start to finish, was well organized and professional. Check in, bus ride, bathroom stop, guides, etc. We just wish the time on the water was longer.

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Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My son and I used this company for our first ever rafting trip. They were very well organized and included transportation from Estes Park to the river. The only drawback of rafting while staying in Estes Park is the ride to the Poudre River is long. It was nice however not to have to drive ourselves. The staff was very... More

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Houston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Had a blast on our full day Colorado river trip. The drive on trail ridge road was a bit nerve wracking for me but the driver was awesome. When we got to the river I was nervous for it being my first time but our guide on the river was awesome as well. The river wasn't as fast as earlier... More

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

We're sorry to hear you aren't a fan of mountain roads. Since we did the driving for you, at least you got to see the spectacular scenery of Trail Ridge Road. The Colorado River is so beautiful and quiet. We can't wait to get there next week ourselves. Thanks for taking the time to write such nice things about the... More

Sussex, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was one of the best choices of things to do while visiting RMNP. We rafted the Cache La Poudre River in late August. We had a blast. The river was class II and III. I think this is perfect for a vacation trip. Leave the IV's and V's to people that think bigger numbers are better, They aren't. They... More

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

Thanks for saying such nice things about us! We got a lot of snow this winter so the reservoirs are full. We have really good water for August this season and we're glad you got out there to enjoy it with us. There are so many good things to do in our area - we're glad you enjoyed our raft... More

Amarillo, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I don't usually bother reviewing stuff on the internet but I decided I should because this was such a great experience. We did the class 3 trip on the Poudre River and had a fantastic time. The bus ride down is scenic although a little long. But even if you're a bit drowsy from the ride that won't last long... More

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

So are you saying you liked Rafa? We are glad you did! He is definitely entertaining to be around. We're glad you had a good time and we look forward to getting you out there on the water again. More

Bloomfield, Iowa, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Rapid Transit Rafting was a very enjoyable experience for my family. Aaron was our guide and he was very informative and kept the lines of communication open during our trip down the water. This companies #1 concern was our safety. We will be back next summer.

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

We are glad you had a good time on the water with Aaron, and we look forward to your next trip with us. Thank you for writing! More

Garland, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We did the half day out of Estes. Had a blast and would do it again. Nick was our river guide and he was wonderful. Would highly recommend them. They only knock I have is the price of pictures...

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

Hi Diana! Thanks for your review. We're glad you had a good time with Nick. Sorry you were unhappy with the price of photos. We started doing digital photos in 2000, and haven't raised our price in those 15 years. In fact we have lowered the price over that time. Yours is just our second comment this season, but we... More

Bellevue, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had a group of 11 aged 10 - 73 who all had a fantastic time with Rapid Transit Rafting. Bus ride is long - but worth it once you got to the river. It was just the right amount of rapids to make us feel cool and adventurous. Our guides, John and Leo, did a nice job of making... More

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

We're glad you had fun with John and Leo. Leo has been with us a long time, and John came to us from another company this year. We're glad to have him on the river with us. We often take three generations of family on trips with us. Isn't it great to find an activity that all of you can... More

Kelso, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

14 old son wanted to do this on vacation. Wife and I have not done this before and figured why not. It starts off with getting up way early and meeting at a high school. Then a long drive, a long drive. Once you get to destination the fun actually begins. One of the guides gives a safety speech, which... More

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

We are glad you had a blast with us on our full day trip, and Ben will love your comment that he was hilarious. We get to float the Colorado River when we close down the operation in early September and can't wait. It's such a perfect way to wind down after a terrific summer season. We look forward to... More

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