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Elk Mountain Expeditions

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100 Smuggler Mountain Rd, Aspen, CO 81611-2229
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Great Guides! Wonderful Trip!

My son (6 yrs old) and I went on a rafting trip down the upper roaring fork. It was a wonderful... read more

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jnwood05
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Slayed Slaughterhouse!

My friend came from out of town and we had the best experience! It was the two of us and one other... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
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Elk Mountain Expeditions (EME) opened its doors in 2012 with the intent to bring a more personalized experience to the rafting industry. After 10 years working with many large rafting companies around the country we decided to start a company that is free of all the problems that accompany big business rafting. Smaller trips with highly trained guides, no hidden fees, and attention to detail set us apart from other companies in the Roaring Fork Valley. At EME, we are dedicated to providing excellent customer experiences on and off the water. Come out and see the difference a passionate and dedicated team of employees can make on your next river adventure. We are excited to share Aspen's beautiful rivers with you and your family.
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100 Smuggler Mountain Rd, Aspen, CO 81611-2229
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Reviewed yesterday

My son (6 yrs old) and I went on a rafting trip down the upper roaring fork. It was a wonderful time. He thoroughly enjoyed it. We took another trip with EME two years ago on the Lower Roaring Fork with several young kids (4...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My friend came from out of town and we had the best experience! It was the two of us and one other rafter along with the guides. They were friendly, professional and fun and we didn't want the adventure to end! Highly recommend this expedition...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had an amazing time rafting. Tyler, our guide, made the trip fun for everyone in the family. He spent a lot of time giving us an enjoyable trip, educating us on rafting, sharing information about Aspen and pointing out wildlife - eagle, blue heron,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was not sure what activities to do in Aspen for my family. But we have done a little Paddle Boarding but never down a river. The guide was super awesome and made our trip so much fun. The guide (Taylor) took pics and they...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great experience would definitely do it again. Next time a class three instead of a class two though.More

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James F, Owner at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi ambergolas, thanks for the review. The class 2 Lower Roaring Fork is a great first time trip but now it seems like it's time for a step up! Our class 3 Upper Roaring Fork would be the perfect combination of awesome rapids and great...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The staff was so courteous and took every opportunity to share about Snowmass and the great state of Colorado. They were very accommodative and were even helpful moving our booking last minute with any fees. Very professional and I cannot wait to book another tour...More

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James F, Owner at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the review marvind47! We're always happy to accommodate changes when we can. Next time lets get the family out on the Class 3 Upper Roaring Fork!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first time in CO and we wanted to have a rafting experience. EME was the only place I found that offered a rafting trip that would fit our entire family (3 kids, 10, 7 & 4). We took the Lower Roaring Fork 1/2 day...More

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Maja S, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Jeannie, Thank you so much for your positive feedback. The Lower Roaring Fork is a great rafting experience for kids and we are glad that Tyler faciliated their fun too! We do hope to see you back with us! It was a pleasure to have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love Stephie! Tyler is great!! I have young kids and lower roaring Fork was the best!! Great staff and beautiful river! My girls are hooked! We will be back next year , thanks for a great day!

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Maja S, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're psyched to hear that your girls are hooked! Looking forward to seeing you all next summer and thank you for choosing us!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect booking, phone and online followup, great crew, equipment and knowledge. Timing is everything and the whole trip was perfectly timed. Photographer in the right place every time.

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Maja S, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We do believe that when it comes to a trip, timing makes all the difference in how much our guests enjoy it. Thank you for the great review and we're glad to see you enjoyed Slaughterhouse.

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Response from Jacqui B | Reviewed this property |
i'm honestly not really sure. This was my first rafting trip. From what I understand, the best rafting is in the June & July time frame from the snowmelt. So by the fall, it's lost much of that. But I'm sure there is... More
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