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“Great trip!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Sky Adventures

Blue Sky Adventures
319 6th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
970-945-6605
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Owner description: Since 1975, Blue Sky has been offering professionally guided whitewater river trips on the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers. Conveniently located in downtown Glenwood Springs in the Historic Hotel Colorado and across the street from the famous Hot Springs Pool and Lodge, Blue Sky Adventures is dedicated to providing a whitewater experience that exceeds any of our guests' expectations. Dedicated to safety, service, professionalism and fun since 1975.Call us anytime: 970-945-6605
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“Great trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We had a great trip! It started with a well-organized send-off by the friendly staff. Nate was a friendly and knowledgable guide who gave clear instructions and made the day loads of fun. And the DVD of pictures of our trip is a keeper, maybe a source of a Christmas card picture this year.

Visited July 2012
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Gainesville, Florida
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“Top Notch Service and People”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We were planning a week long vacation in Glenwood Springs and sent an email to Blue sky about a couple of bike outings and a rafting excursion. Casey (the bike manager at sister company Canyon Bikes) responded promptly and set us up on some amazing outings. First, we were taken by shuttle up the Glenwood Canyon and biked down to Hanging Lake, where we hiked up to it and Spouting Rock. These sights are not to be missed. Next we did the Double Shoshone rafting trip with Lindsay (Casey's wife) and had a blast. The Colorado River was not as rough this year, as compared to other years. Blame Mother Nature and not Blue Sky. Finally, we rented bikes and bussed into Aspen and rode the 42 mile Rio Grande Trail back to town. Amazing. Everyone at Blue Sky was professional and extremely friendly.

Visited July 2012
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Irvine, CA
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“Company great, river not very challenging”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

You really need to separate the review into two component parts: the company and the river. The experience we had with Blue Sky was excellent. The location is convenient, the equipment was in good shape, the guide (Luke) was very friendly and knowledgeable, and I'd say overall our experience met or exceeded expectations from that standpoint.

However the river was far from challenging - I can't say whether it is because the river was down this year or some other reason (we went in June). We took our 3 girls (12, 10, and 6) and it was fine for their first experience rafting, but even the two older girls were lamenting the need for more rapids by the end.

If you have teenagers and are looking for a more challenging experience, I would suggest going to a different river (but not because of anything Blue Sky could control).

Visited June 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“The Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

We had a great experience with rafting with Blue Sky Adventures - we combined it with bike rentals from their sister company, Canyon Bikes.

The day started off getting fitted for our bikes, which were great. The employees helping us were so friendly, professional and helpful. We then took the bike shuttle and had very enjoyable ride on the Glenwood Canyon Trail. We were done by lunch, left the bikes back at Canyon Bikes, and then picked them up in late afternoon to take another ride (at no extra fee.)

We went on the rafting trip the next morning, which was so much fun and not nearly as hard paddling as I thought it would be. Blue Sky is the first one on the water in the morning, so it was terrific to go before it got too crowded or too hot. As it is cold fir thing in the morning, though, I did wear the waterproof jacket and pants (free!) and they kept me nice and dry. Our rafting guide knew his job well, and also told us about the area history.

The morning ending up purchasing a CD of some great photos that Patrick (the owner) took. In talking with his employees, they really like and respect Patrick and appreciate the fact that he is a hands on owner, working every day at his businesses.

On our next trip to Glenwood Springs, we will definitely use Canyon Bikes and Blue Sky Adventures again!

Visited June 2012
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“Great first time rafting adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012 via mobile

Our guide Chris knew his stuff about the river and area. My family of 5 and two other groups of 2 on the boat was comfortable, it allowed my youngest to take about a 120 pictures of the trip. We took the half day trip and where in the raft for about 2.5 hours. Now the family wants to raft the Arkansas river when we get home.

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