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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 #6 of 35 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My expectations of rafting were definitely met. My children and I had such a wonderful time rafting. Lots of excitement and we all felt safe. Thanks so much for a great first time experience. If anyone is considering rafting for the first time RTR is the place to book your seat. Great job!

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had never been white water rafting prior to going this year- we went on a Level 3 half day trip through Rapid Transit Rafting and had a blast! Ray, our fearless leader, kept us laughing throughout our trip. He was a first rate guide and alot of fun. We rafted down the Cache La Poudre River... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

While the 1 day trip was a little tamer than we anticipated, it was very fun! saw a big horn sheep and several eagles while on the water. We had a group of 7 and had a ball with our guide Brian. He was very personable and funny. One of the highlights? When he jumped into the river and pulled... More

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Roxbury, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were picked up in an old school bus that barely started up and most of the windows didnt open. Driver, although cranky, was proficient and informative about the area and flood/damage. Upon arrival to the river, we were greeted by the rafting team leader, Becky, who made the safety talk a lot of fun. Our river guide, Caleb, was... More

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

Hi Laurel, thanks for the opportunity to tell you about our busses. Let me start by saying we no longer use that bus. Anyone who has rafted in the past knows school busses are the norm for rafting companies. New coach charter busses just don't mix well with wet or muddy rafters :) Your vacation time and our business reputation... More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We decided to choose RTR because of their family-friendly mindset. We were traveling with two 8 year-olds and RTR was fantastic with them. Our guide, Becky, was phenomenal. Yes, the bus ride is a bit long, but the bus driver was an excellent tour guide. Highly recommended!

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Winfield, Missouri, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I went with a decent sized group. Most of us were 10-60 years old. Our guides were funny and we had a blast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The staff was amazing and our guide did a great job on the raft especially with our youngest daughter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

What a great adventure. Our guide Nick was just awesome. He was calm and made you feel relaxed...told "funny" jokes or attempted to at least and made each of us feel like we were contributing to the success of our rafting trip down the Poudre. Each person in my family (husband that doesn't care for swimming, and a 7 year... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

They take you on a school bus ride from Estes Park to Cache La Poudre river near Fort Collins (about 80 minute ride each way). So it is a lot of time on the bus for a couple hours of rafting. But everybody was great, and the rafting itself was very good (we all got wet, but nobody fell out... More

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Lompoc, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I brought my grandson ans his friend on the rafting trip. I felt very safe the entire time with Kyle as our guide. The "roller coaster" rapid was our favorite. Next time my grandson says he wants to do the class 4 rapids. I loved not having to do the driving to and from the river. Ronda was our bus... More

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

Your grandson is right - Roller Coaster is a fun rapid. We are glad to have Kyle on the river again this season. And then there's Ronda - once again she's a "hoot". I'm beginning to wonder if she's behind this. Just kidding of course - she is a hoot and makes the drive to the river enjoyable. Thanks for... More

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