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Address: 161 Virginia Drive, P.O. Box 4095, Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone Number: 800-367-8523
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Description: We have been offering family whitewater raft trips with transportation...
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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Shyler is the best guide EVER!!!

We floated the Poudre river and Shyler was our guide. We had so much fun! Shyler was an awesome guide. He totally made our trip unforgettable! I wish we would have known before we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Fort Rucker, Alabama
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Denham Springs, Louisiana
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was our first experience rafting and it was terrible. I took my 9 year old daughter and 16 year old son on what I hoped would be a morning of family fun. It definitely did not turn out to be a fun family experience. Our guide, Anna, was sweet but seemed inexperienced. She was not assertive and loud like... More 

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Fort Rucker, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We floated the Poudre river and Shyler was our guide. We had so much fun! Shyler was an awesome guide. He totally made our trip unforgettable! I wish we would have known before we arrived that RTR has water shoes and sunglass holders to purchase before getting on the bus because the sun glass holders they sell are way cooler... More 

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

Schyler IS the best guide ever! Wait, someone just said Nick was the best guide ever. Maybe we have a tie. Schyler is a terrific guide, and probably the most experienced guide on our Poudre team. He knows his stuff and could probably guide the river in his sleep. But we're glad he stays awake - he's more entertaining that... More 

Manhattan, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

RTR is a great outfit! The guides are wonderful and are very experienced. We had young children and teens in our group. The safety speech made them a little anxious but after just a minute on the river with our wonderful guide, we were all having a blast! Our guide even pointed out wildlife to us, when we weren't busy... More 

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

Thank you thank you! We are fortunate that our guides come back year after year. They are a great team, and love spending time on the river together. We are glad you and all the kids had a good time. We are honored that you chose to spend some of your valuable vacation time with us on the river, and... More 

Springfield, Missouri
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I took my family on a vacation to Estes Park and signed up with Rapid Transit for their half day trip on the Poudre River. My daughter, who is 8, became terrified for the first half of the float. Nick, our guide, was very calm with her and assured her that with his eight years of experience, he would not... More 

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

"The most fun your daughter has had in her entire life" - I love that comment. At 8 years old. Now if she comes back and says that when she's 28 that will mean something lol. And she got to meet King. He is part of all RTR events. If we could teach him to guide a boat we would.... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

All of us were newbies and didn't know what to expect. The super knowledgable guides sort of give you all the worst case scenarios and as we got in the raft we all expected that everyone falls out and everyone needs to be saved. However, they just have to cover their bases for those incidents. No one fell out of... More 

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

Ages 20s to 60s? You are a typical group for us, in fact we often have kids age 7 through 70 (yes I said kids in their 70s). The safety talk gives you the impression most of you will fall out to get you to listen to the instructions. As you saw, in reality that doesn't happen often. We're glad... More 

Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had 21 family members go whitewater rafting in 3 boats. Our guide was Rafael, and he was amazing. No one in our raft fell out! Our youngest was 7, and he sat by Rafa and paddled. I was certain he would fall out, but Rafa watched him the whole time. Rafa was great at giving instructions in a humorous... More 

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

We often hear about how humorous Rafa is - and we've experienced it first hand. We're glad he took good care of your 7 year old. Families with kids are our specialty. The distance to the closest raftable river is about 80 minutes - we wish we could make that closer but it's just beyond our control. We hope seeing... More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We had a great time on this rafting trip! Our guide was Ray. He was great! We went down the river twice because the water was flowing fast. Ray did a great job getting us into the rapids every time. Lots of fun! Thanks!!

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

Thanks for taking the time to write Karen! Ray is our river manager and if you look down the page you'll see his name mentioned several times. Not only does he know what he's doing, he's fun too. Have a terrific summer and please come back and see us again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Our trip was an adventure for sure on our full day trip with our adult children. Our oldest son is blind. He also wears hearing aids that had to be removed for the rafting adventure. Our guide, Scott was excellent with him. He made sure all of us had the most fun we could possibly have white water rafting! This... More 

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

Hi Mylinda - thanks for such a wonderful review. Scott has been with us for many seasons and we always get such good feedback about him. We were thrilled he returned again this season. We are glad things worked out and you were able to raft with us. We are happy to be a part of your family vacation memories. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I appreciated the friendly assistance when I called and booked and all of the spot on advice provided. Booked half day trip on the Poudre for 6.18.15. My family of 5 including three grown sons, 23, 21 & 18. Bus driver was thorough, informative and very nice. We did the lower end twice as conditions dictated. All really loved the... More 

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

We're glad you had a good time with Adam! He is new to the team and we're already getting lots of great comments about him. Responses to your suggestions: 1) We intentionally avoid talking about tipping. Tipping is a very personal thing and we don't want to sound like we expect you to tip your guide or driver. People stop... More 

Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I booked a half day trip with our two teenagers and my 60 something mom. My youngest and my mom were both scared to go. Schyler was our guide and he was awesome. We had so much fun! The temp was 90 and the water was refreshingly cold. The scenery was beautiful. By the end of the... More 

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

Go mom! We're glad she had a good time - maybe she wants to guide for us next season :) Schyler is a great addition to our Poudre team. He managed the Colorado River for us, then guided in Alaska for awhile. Now he's back home on the Poudre so he could go back to school. He brings a lot... More 

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Address: Address: 161 Virginia Drive, P.O. Box 4095, Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone Number: 800-367-8523
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park

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