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“Great trip on the Colorado” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Paddle Colorado

Paddle Colorado
281 Main St, Frisco, CO 80443
+1 888-661-0886
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Owner description: Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Upper Colorado River on a full-day (complete with riverside lunch) or half-day trip offered daily mid May thru mid September. Your exciting trip is perfect for first-timers, families and groups of all sizes. Your seasoned guide will lead your adventure through two majestic canyons, experiencing class II and class III rapids, immersing you in the history and the waters of this important river.
Tampa, Florida, United States
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“Great trip on the Colorado”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a very enjoyable time rafting on the Colorado river with our 2 grandchildren ages 8 and 11. Our guide, Scott, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and paid a lot of attention to the kids to make it a special trip for them. Bill, our driver, filled us in on the history of the area and mad the commute enjoyable.

We booked this trip last year but could not go because our grandchild had a little altitude sickness. Since I cancelled the day of the trip, I could not get a refund. When I called this year, not only did April remember me, but she credited us the amount we had paid last year and even allowed an extra person to go at no charge! That's great integrity and customer service!!!!

Visited July 2014
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William333, Front Office Manager at Paddle Colorado, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Thank you, thank you! We appreciate ALL our customers, past and present, and we hope to always maintain that small business mentality While we do honor our company cancelation policy of 24 hours, we will NOT forget you when you come back to us!!! We are only successful because of the loyalty of our customers and we appreciate you all so much! We will never forget any of you!!!
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“Rafting Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was our first white water rafting trip. We had 2 families including 4 adults and 4 children under the age of 11. The ride down to the river was very informative and interesting with Bill, April and Buddy. Scott and his trusty dog Eddy were our guides on the water and could not have been better. He calmed those that were nervous and was filled with fun facts as we went along the river. It is a mild ride with a series of 2 or 3 rapids that will definitely get you wet. It is perfect for young kids. We would definitely do it again and highly recommend you do if you are in the area.

Visited August 2014
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William333, Front Office Manager at Paddle Colorado, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Paddle Colorado is a Family owned and operated rafting business and it is important to us that your rafting experience be fun and memorable! Our top priority, however, is to make your trip down the Upper Colorado River SAFE! This is true no matter the number or age of your family/party members. When we first book your trip we want to know the ages of your children and the correct weight of each child to fit them correctly in their PFD'S. We have seat belts in all our vans and we encourage car seats if need be, as our minimum age is 4 years. Our guides insist on fitting each guest personally with their PFD. They give their safety talk before anyone is seated on the raft! Our trip is personalized to YOU and your safety!
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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“Birthday Experience for my Brother!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A perfect day! Perfect first-time rafting experience! And a delightful trip to the river site with Bill. Scott was not only a wonderful guide, but one full of great, interesting information about the sites we visited but also the river business of old and now. Thanks so much guys! My brother loved his gift.

Visited July 2014
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William333, Front Office Manager at Paddle Colorado, responded to this review, August 16, 2014
What a nice compliment! Thank you for your choice of Paddle Colorado as the rafting company you wanted most to take your brother down the Upper Colorado! We want to make every occasion special, and we're glad we were successful!
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Plano, Texas
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“Rafting on Colorado river”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Our entire family(4 adults/4kids) floated the Colorado River with Paddle Colorado Rafting Company and it was the best float trip we have ever taken. Paddle CO. Is a family run company and the personal attention we received was outstanding, beginning with our personal driver Bill, and of course our river guide Scott. The lunch on the river was outstanding and the special hike to see the dinosaur tracks was the perfect end to the trip. And we can't forget Eddy our personal river dog! Eddy is Scott's small dog that rode in the boat with us, cuddling with the kids and walking around the edges of the raft....and never fell in!
Again, a special trip and I would recommend them over the big rafting companies any time

Visited July 2014
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William333, Front Office Manager at Paddle Colorado, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Paddle Colorado prides itself in the quality of our rafting trips from beginning to end. We pick our guests up at the Frisco Transit Center so that they may relax and leave the driving to our very qualified drivers.in our air conditioned vans, not large school buses. Our experienced guides personally fit each guest in their PFD's before giving their safety talk. We don't make them wear their PFD"s on our trip to the River, which can be uncomfortably warm. We don't overload our rafts with too many people, but seat them comfortably for their trip down the River. We let our guests choose what they would like to do and where they would like to stop--it is THEIR trip, not ours! We enjoy serving a delicious sandwich buffet lunch from Peak Provisions, complete with fruits, vegetables, chips and salsa and a dessert! After their trip, our guests are relaxed and sleepy. We take them back to Frisco quietly, so that they arrive at their cars rested and ready to have more fun!
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Denver, Colorado
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“Fantastic rafting trip with family and friends.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Was a great trip and fun for youngsters too. Scott was an incredible guide. The small rafting group made for a great value and we loved that they provided a pick up service.

Visited July 2014
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William333, Front Office Manager at Paddle Colorado, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Paddle Colorado gets only the best families to travel down the River with them! You all are proof of that!!!!! Thank you so much for your nice comments!
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