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Aspen Whitewater Rafting

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Nobody does whitewater river rafting in Aspen and Snowmass better than Aspen Whitewater Rafting. Owned and operated by a professional staff that has been guiding our local rivers for more than 20 years. We offer a range of personalized, fun and safe...more
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520 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1873
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

We went over Labor Day weekend. As it was our first time rafting we chose the class III level which was perfect for our family of 2 adults and 2 teens. The guides were knowledgeable and fun and we had a great time. Would definitely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

My family and I had an incredible day rafting the Arkansas River with Aspen Whitewater Rafting in late July 2018. Our guides were, Hannah the driver of the bus and the guide in our raft, Nick "the kid" dispensing facts and jokes at every turn,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

We had a great experience white water rafting today with Mikey and Chris. The rapids were exciting but not too large so for someone like me who has never done it before it was perfect. Mikey was professional, friendly and pointed out local sites and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

Great activity. Aspen Whitewater were professional and very well organized. Coby, Andreas and Chris were terrific. Take advantage of this real adventure. The scenery is stunning

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CTaben
Victoria R, Front Office Manager at Aspen Whitewater Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for the review, CTaben! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your trip and found AWR to be professional and organized. I'm glad you enjoyed the scenery, and we hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Overall, this was an excellent adventure for a family with two boys, ages six and 10. Our guide, Kyle, was wonderful. He was great with the kids and was extremely knowledgeable about the nature and what we were seeing. He made the kids feel involved...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Victoria R, Front Office Manager at Aspen Whitewater Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review AWR, exobscurislux! I'm glad you enjoyed your trip out on the Middle Roaring Fork with your six and ten-year-old. Kyle is great with guests, and I'm thrilled to hear he made your kids feel involved and that...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

First time white-water rafting, and had an all-around great time. The class 3 rapids were a blast, and sight-seeing was awesome during more mellow stretches. Our guide Spencer was very personable during the trip, offering entertaining conversation while safely guiding us downstream. Standing on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Victoria R, Front Office Manager at Aspen Whitewater Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for the review, ColumnKid! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your first ever rafting trip on the Shoshone section of the Colorado River! I'm glad Spencer gave you a personalized experience and that you will be back to see us and experience some...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018

This was my first time rafting and I had a blast! I have been searching for other raft trips to take and am excited to try out other trips that Aspen Whitewater Rafting offers next summer. I am already planning for next year! I would...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Victoria R, Front Office Manager at Aspen Whitewater Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you so much for the review, morganharske! I'm thrilled to hear you had a blast out on the river with Spencer, and that your boat full of beginners overcame their nerves and had fun and felt comfortable. Thank you for recommending us to others...More

Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

We so enjoyed the rafting trip and especially want to give Dan a shout out: from the trip to the river, he told us of the history of the area... Then on the river, the fun we had. We appreciated how he accommodated our 12-yr...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Victoria R, Front Office Manager at Aspen Whitewater Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for the review, Peter C! I'm thrilled to hear you had an epic experience with us due to the rafting, the scenery, and your guide Dan. I'm glad your entire family had fun - that's what vacations are all about. Thanks again for...More

Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

**Come to Aspen for the white water rafting this summer** Despite some “fake news” from some, the rapids are still very exciting. Our kids 10 & 12 has a blast. Wes was an amazing, experienced guide. He was informative and patient with our kids. My...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Victoria R, Front Office Manager at Aspen Whitewater Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for the review, jasonhodes! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip with Wes this summer, and thank you for encouraging other guests to come and check us out! Water levels have been variable this year, but we've gotten very lucky and...More

Reviewed August 22, 2018

We had a great rafting trip down the Colorado River about 5 days ago with Aspen Whitewater rafting. This was a class 3 river with nice rapids and then calm waters at the end. Loved our guide (Andreas) from Ecuador. There's still water on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Victoria R, Front Office Manager at Aspen Whitewater Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for the review, rkade32! I'm happy you enjoyed your trip down the Shoshone section of the Colorado River, and that you enjoyed having Andres as your guide. There's still lots of water down on the Colorado, and hopefully it'll remain fun and splashy...More

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Charlene B
September 16, 2016|
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Response from Expedition19671 | Reviewed this property |
Probably But you will need to get in touch with AWR to reserve.
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CherryCreekTraveler
July 3, 2016|
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Response from James I | Property representative |
We have a number of trips that would be suitable for your children. The Upper Roaring Fork Class III half day trip is a 10 minute drive from downtown Aspen and one of our more popular trip choices. In addition we raft on the... More
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July 15, 2015|
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Response from Maddison V | Property representative |
Hi David B, Thank you for your inquiry. We do pick up and drop off from the St. Regis Hotel. Timing of trips depends on what time of the year you will be going rafting. We have half day and full day trips. Pick ups range... More
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Lorenky
California
lakes to kayak/canoe, and whitewater rafting question (2 Replies)
Has anyone done the Class II - III whitewater rafting through Aspen Whitewater Rafting? They have 2 runs that sound good, on the Roaring fork river. They sound a little mellower than most class III's and therefore perfect for us. If anyone has been, is it worth it and is the scenery nice? Also, are there any nice lakes to kayak or canoe near Aspen, and if so where do you recommend?
August 02, 2009|
Response fromJennifer74|
Class II-III water is in my opinion quite mellow, and easily done with children, elderly, or those who are pretty sure they'd prefer not to end up swimming at some point of the trip. Have you talked to the company about your travel dates and if the rivers are still runnable? The later the summer goes the less snowmelt run off and the lower the water level. You'll want to make sure the tour you want is still running. For canoeing, you may want to talk to Glenwood Canyon Kayak 970-928-9949...More
travelmoreMacon_Ga
Macon, Georgia
White water and laundry (2 Replies)
Trip is next week....Looking so forward to it #1- Best whitewater rafting company? I have spoken with the "Aspen Whitewater Rafting" company on the phone.... very nice, but nice doesn't necessarily mean the best. Just wondering what the expert opinion is. #2- Is there somewhere we might do a load of laundry before we leave town... I'm thinking this question seems a bit odd , I mean this is Aspen we are talking about ,but we only travel with a carry on..and never check a bag .... Thank you!
July 18, 2011|
Response fromJennifer74|
"Best" is subjective. I have been out with Aspen Whitewater this summer and they did an excellent job so I believe you'll be fine. Blazing Adventures is another popular company. There is just the one laundromat, but where are you staying? If you're in a condo you might have one in your condo or at least on property, and even some hotels have self-serve washer and dryer on site. Cleaner Express on Main St. also does wash and dry laundry, but it's drop off/pick up not self service. I'm...More