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Rapid Transit Rafting

Address: 161 Virginia Drive, P.O. Box 4095, Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone Number: 800-367-8523
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Ranked #7 of 54 Activities in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: We have been offering family whitewater raft trips with transportation from Estes Park for 30...
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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!
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Omaha, Nebraska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had a wonderful time with our group and tour guide, Scott. We took the full day scenic tour of the Colorado River, and we would definitely do this again. The highlift for us was the opportunity to see a mother and baby bear on the shore line. We had a wonderful driver who knew a lot about the mountains.... More 

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

We are so glad you enjoyed our raft trip. The Colorado River is so beautiful and we get to go there twice a season to open and close operations there. We have been so lucky to have such terrific customers this season. Looking back over the 2014 reviews, we received 69 5-star reviews, 6 4-star reviews and nothing lower than... More 

Lexington, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We had a family group of about 15 people of all shapes, sizes and ages and everyone had a blast! Our bus driver was most entertaining and made the long trip to the river that much better. We even got to see a black bear on the way up and the driver stopped to let us look and take pictures... More 

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

We are so glad you had a good time! The bus drive down the Big Thompson River Canyon is always interesting, but after our record-breaking flood it's really over the top now. And then put bears on top of that? You hit the jackpot. And then Becky as your guide - you must be living right cuz she's great. Thank... More 

Crystal Lake, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

first timer's for white water rafting, was recommended by alpine trail ridge motel, we had a great time, got a nice tour of Thompson canyon along with return trip past horsetooth reservoir, water was refreshing rapids great, our guide was Ray and he handled us and the boulders with great expertise, will recommend to family and freinds

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

Thanks so much for your comments about your half day trip with us. There is so much to see on the way to and from the river. It sounds like you got the grand tour. Ray was new to our river team this season - not new to rafting - but new to us. We like him so much he... More 

Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had 6 in our group. Our guide was Brian. He was a lot of fun and really made the trip to the river fun and informative. He can be quite the jokester! He went out of his way to show us different areas of Estes Park. He was able to get us through the traffic jam on a busy... More 

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

Brian. What can we say? He was quite a find. One of our other raft guides suggested he become part of RTR and we're so glad he did it. We know about some of his antics, but you could probably tell us about a few more lol. We are glad we won you over and look forward to taking you... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

This was our second trip in two years, with these guys, and I can't say enough good things about the experience. They're as entertaining as they are qualified to take a group of inexperienced folks down the Poudre River in fairly swift conditions. They even have some essentials, like water shoes and things to keep your glasses from taking a... More 

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

You'd recommend us to anyone? I think you just did - and we thank you. Yes, we do sell items you might have forgotten to pack. Just stop by our office in downtown Estes Park before your trip. We also sell wetshoes and glasses straps at check-in on most of our trips. We don't sell these items on our 6:30am... More 

Hazlet, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We booked a half day on the Poudre River last week. To make things clear; It's a 90 minute trip to the river. No getting away from that...it's a function of geography. Rapid Transit transportation was safe, reliable, and allowed me to be a passenger (instead of the driver) through the great scenery to and from Fort Collins. Rafael gave... More 

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

Highlight of your vacation? We will never tire of hearing that from customers - thank you for repeating it. Rafa and Cody are terrific. Thank you for mentioning them in your review. We are glad you enjoyed the photos - we hear people laughing at their funny faces every day while they look over their photos. Most rafters have no... More 

Hays, KS
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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

Thanks for your review. So far this winter snowpack is above average, so it's shaping up to be another great water season. We offer online booking, so go to rapidtransitrafting.com at your conveniene and book your trip for the earlier higher water. Peak is usually mid-June. Join us! We look forward to it. More 

Needham, MA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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

We are happy to offer you more time on the water. Book our full day on the Colorado River next time. It's a 4-5 hours on the water with some incredible scenery. We offer it 7 days a week from early-mid June through Labor Day weekend. Thanks for your comments and have a great 2015 - maybe we'll see you. More 

Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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

We love Emma and hope she'll be on the river again in 2015. We are sorry you thought the drive to the river was long. There's so much to see along the Big Thompson River - damage from the record-breaking flood, often there are bighorn sheep along the highway, an occasional bear - but always incredible scenery. If we figure... More 

Houston
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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 

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