Blazing Adventures
Blazing Adventures
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River Rafting & Tubing4WD, ATV & Off-Road ToursBike ToursSightseeing ToursKayaking & Canoeing
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
With over 40 years of experience providing outdoor activities in Colorado, we are Aspen & Snowmass' most knowledgeable whitewater rafting and outdoor adventures company. Whether you are a family with small children or an adrenaline junkie, a party of 1 or a party of 100, looking for a quiet hike in the woods, biking at the Maroon Bells or blasting through a Class IV+ whitewater rapids, Blazing Adventures has just the trip for you!
Aspen, Colorado

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2024

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Erica H
Mesa, AZ15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We did the half day rafting excursion down the Shoshone River with Blazing Adventures on July 3, and I would highly recommend this company for anyone looking for adventure in the Aspen/Snowmass area. Every step of the way was a smooth process with great customer service by the staff. They made sure we had all the information we needed to prepare for our trip and took all necessary safety measures for Covid-19. We were a traveling with another family, and in our group we had children aged 4, 11, 12 and 14. The river we were doing had about 20 minutes of class 3 rapids and our 11/12 year olds were given the option to go on us, or ride in the bus an meet up with us after that section of the river. They were very glad they decided to go with us because they had a BLAST! The 4 year old went with the Blazing Adventure staff in the bus to meet us after that section of the river, and they were so good about making sure she was comfortable and occupied until it was safe for her to join us. She kept asking when she'd get to see Miss Lindsey again. Our guide's name was Irish and he was so much fun! He was an extremely experienced guide and was so knowledgeable about the area. He kept us entertained and made us feel safe the entire time. One of our kids left with a new plan for how he'll spend his summers during college--as a rafting guide with Blazing Adventures. We'd highly recommend this outing for anyone visiting this beautiful part of the country! Thanks for a wonderful experience Blazing Adventures! This was definitely a highlight of our vacation. We left with some awesome Blazing Adventure neck gaiters and river shirts that are perfect (and useful) souvenirs from our trip. Many thanks to Vince and his amazing team for an extremely memorable experience. We'll be back!
Written July 12, 2020
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Dear Erica H, Wow! Thank you so much for your thoughtful and positive feedback. We really, really appreciate it! We're so happy you all had a great experience with us from start to finish. Our kids LOVE rafting the Colorado River and it's a perfect mix of rapids for the older kids/adults, and then a fun and beautiful float for the rest from Grizzly Creek into Glenwood. It's great to know we already have a future Blazing hire in the works! Again, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We'd love to see you all again in the future on another adventure. In the meantime, stay safe and be well!
Written July 15, 2020
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Mary Beth W
Germantown, TN37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
We took the Shoshone River Rafting with Hillary today. It was so much fun I wanted to rate it 5 out of 5 as soon as we got off the river. The Grade 3/4 rapids were awesome and wet!!! They provided us with a splash jacket, fitted our PFDs, and neoprene booties.
We couldn’t have been more comfortable. The scenery was beautiful along the Santa Fe railroad, colors just starting to change to Autumn, the canyons towering over us, it was awesome!!!
Hillary guided us skillfully through the river channels, newly formed from August’s mudslides. This made the rapids even more fun, especially for our brave party who sat in front blocking me from towering walls of water!😊
Definitely recommend this Shoshone Rafting trip with Blazing Adventures.
Written September 20, 2021
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Torre W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Hillary and Mitch were an incredible team! Hillary, our guide, has over 30 years experience white water rafting in Colorado. We rafted the Upper Roaring Fork River with our 11 year old. Our whole family had a wonderful time while feeling very safe. The trip provided an entirely different perspective of the area. We did the morning adventure in early June, so the river was not as crowded. Larger groups were going out in the afternoon. We would highly recommend Blazing Adventures for their fun experience, excellent communication, and focus on safety!
Written June 13, 2022
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Dear torrew2017, Wow, thank you so much for your feedback! We're thrilled to hear you and your family had a great time on the Roaring Fork River, all while feeling safe the entire time. Safety is our top priority! Let us know when you're back in the area; we'd love to get you all out on another adventure - land or water!
Written July 7, 2022
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cornbread
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
We are a family of six and were looking for a half day white water adventure. The booking process was really pleasant. The person who answered the phone was very kind and professional. She even used the word sir a few times which raised the bar on the experiences as if I was checking into a five star hotel. The point is that the staff from the get go conveyed an interest in customer service and this finding was consistent throughout the day.

Now the elephant in the room, is it safe to Whitewater raft during the COVID era? The honest answer is that nobody really knows. It is all about risk mitigation and I felt that the company did everything they could to make the experience safe. Face masks were required on the bus and they intentionally left many open spaces on the bus.

Our guide was Conrad who was quite knowledgeable and personable. His breadth of knowledge was impressive with historical, travel, geological, local sports insights that he shared freely throughout the afternoon. Admittedly if he didn’t know an answer, he would quickly construct a believable yarn. Great guy. A memory made for our family that we will treasure.
Written July 12, 2020
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Dear cornbread1970, Your review made me smile. Thank you so much! We're so happy to hear your experience with Blazing from start to finish was an excellent one. Health and safety is our top priority among our guests always, but especially during this pandemic. What better way to fight through a pandemic then to be out in the fresh, mountain air on the river! Thank you again. Stay safe and be well!
Written July 15, 2020
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Amy Mitchell
Austin, TX1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
We were able to schedule an afternoon rafting trip very last minute as they did some juggling to fit us in. The day was hot and the river was running beautifully and allowed for a perfect swim. Rapids and scenery were a perfect way to top off our trip. Our guide, Mitch, was absolutely so knowledgeable about the land and it’s formation and very professional and fun! We never felt unsafe or unsure about anything going on during the afternoon. Will absolutely do again.
Written July 14, 2020
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Dear amywantstotravel, Thank you so much for such a great review! We're happy we could squeeze you all in on a last minute rafting adventure; the Colorado River is a perfect place to be on a hot, summer day! We think Mitch is pretty great, too! We'd love to get you all out on another adventure in the future. In the meantime, stay safe and be well.
Written July 15, 2020
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young221
NYC24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
epic adventure. came out for a wedding, had a day to spare with the boys from back home and we decided to go on a rafting adventure. we did a more tranquil route, class 3 with Eric who was awesome. the entire experience from moment they picked us up (on time) to teaching us the 'basics' to actual rafting experience and the grande finale lunch was all primo and very professional. Eric, our guide, was super cool and engaged in our conversations, taught us a few things and candidly if you are on a raft with a guy for 2+ hours you want them to be cool, smart and well versed on the river which Eric was. We'll definitely be back but will go for Slaughterhouse!
Written July 1, 2021
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Dear young221, Thanks so much for your review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your rafting experience from beginning to end. We'll make sure to pass your comments on to Eric, too! Yes! Definitely give Slaughterhouse a try next time you're back in the Aspen/Snowmass area. Take care and be well!
Written July 2, 2021
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Lori N
Chicago, IL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Our family did the full day Browns Canyon Trip this past week out of the Snowmass office. There were 11 of us. 4 adults and 7 “teens”. We all had an absolute blast. Our guides were with us from 8am until 6pm and went above and beyond the entire time. Our time on the river was enjoyed by all! Our 2 guides made me very comfortable, as you could tell they were experienced and knew what they were doing. BUT…our time on the Blazing Adventures bus driving back through Independence Pass was hands down our kids favorite part of our entire vacation. Taylor and Spencer (our guides) had us laughing and engaged the entire 2 plus hour ride back. I think you just had to be there. They made that trip so much fun, that we asked them both to join us as our guides the next day for the Jeep Sunset dinner. That was also a lot of fun! So much fun that our kids now refer to Taylor and Spencer as “legendary”! Those two gave our family a few days of memories we will never forget. Do yourself a favor, if you have teens (we had 3, 17 year olds, 2, 15 year olds and 2, 12 year olds with us) - ask for Taylor and Spencer. We will be back for snowboarding lessons in the winter! 🤞🏻🤞🏻
Written July 1, 2022
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Dear P9282UNlorin, Reading your review makes me smile. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this and for providing so much detail on your experience with Blazing. I will make sure to pass your comments on to Taylor and Spencer. We take great pride in our Blazing staff and you can see why! Give us a call when you're back in the summer - we'd love to get you all out on another adventure - land or water! Thank you again.
Written July 8, 2022
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Jacqi M
Phoenix, AZ2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Blazing Adventures - Triple Shoshone is an absolute must! We have been rafting with Blazing Adventures in the past and did another tour, but this one was the absolute best. I would highly recommend doing this trip and if you get Taylor as a guide and Kevin for transportation your trip will be complete. There were four of us and we were joined by another family of four and it was a blast. This company is top notch and I would highly recommend both Blazing Adventures and Taylor as a guide would be a huge plus.
Written July 29, 2020
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Dear jacqim2015, Thank you so much for your review! Thank you, too, for being a repeat customer! Triple Shoshone is definitely a thrill-seeking adventure going through the rapids three times! Again, so happy you had a great experience from start to finish; that is what we strive for. Stay safe and be well!
Written August 6, 2020
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Camille H
Denver, CO2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
We had a blast on the Shoshone rafting trip with our guide Nick! Nick knew lots of interesting facts about our surroundings and knew how to kick it up a notch in the slower parts of the river. Part of our group skipped the class 3 rapids and part of our group did the whole trip. It was perfect for the whole family regardless of your level of adventure. He even let our 19 year old daughter pilot the boat for a short period. Thanks Nick for a great experience.
Written July 10, 2021
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Hi Camille! Thank you for sharing your experience from the Shoshone raft trip! We are happy to hear your family had a great time with Nick and learned interesting facts about the area. We hope to see you all again!
Written July 14, 2021
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Ryan S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
For the Last 10 Years, our Family has enjoyed spending a portion of our yearly Colorado vacations with Blazing Adventures. From Whitewater rafting, inflatable kayaking, jeep touring, and Sunset Dinners we have always had an amazing time. Fun, friendly, and knowledgeable staff made for family memories we will never forget! We highly recommend Blazing Adventures!!!
Written May 24, 2020
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Dear T3799HVryans, Wow - we really appreciate your review! We are so happy you spend time with us here at Blazing year after year! We can't wait to get you and your family out on another adventure again soon! Be well!
Written June 6, 2020
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