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Address: 161 Virginia Drive, 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

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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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 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My daughter and I took a white water rafting trip with Rapid Transit Rafting in Estes Park. We had a great trip. Our guide, Leo was was very knowledgeable and made us feel very secure. He was also a lot of fun going down the river!!!! I would recommend this company.

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

Another Leo mention - he's a review headliner this week. We are glad you had a good time. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you in a boat again the next time you visit our beautiful area of the world. More 

Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had a great time on our 1/2 day rafting trip. Our raft guide was Rafa, and he was GREAT! None of us in our raft were rookies; we'd all gone before on other rafting trips. As a result, Rafa was able to ramp up our experience just a bit, which was a whole lot of fun. Becky was also... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write! And also thank you for mentioning our website makes it clear there is a drive to the river. Another reviewer just mentioned she had no idea so that makes me feel better. It is a beautiful ride to the river - the Big Thompson Canyon has undergone major changes since our flood in... More 

Hillsboro, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great FUN! The guides and staff are excellent! (My family says our guide Caroline gets 6 out of 5 rating!) I would definitely recommend. It was AWESOME. Big shout out to Mary (rafting partner) for saving Mom from falling out! The bus ride is a bit long but it saves you the drive and allows you to take in the... More 

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

Thanks for such glowing comments about our trip. Caroline has been with us many seasons, and we wish you had the ability to give her 6 stars. We are also grateful to Mary for saving your mom. There would be so much paperwork if we had lost her. (Okay seriously, in 33 seasons we've always brought everyone back from their... More 

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