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Wilderness Aware Rafting

12600 US Hwy 285 & 24, Buena Vista, CO 81211
+1 800-462-7238
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Colorado river rafting trips on five Colorado rivers. River rafting trips on Colorado's most popular river, the Arkansas River through Browns Canyon National Monument and the Royal Gorge. Wildwater and family class river rafting trips. Established in 1976, we have experienced guides and an outstanding safety record. Twice named "Colorado Company of the Year!" Winner of the BBB Excellence in Customer Service Award.
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“day trip” (154 reviews)
“the river” (364 reviews)
“brown's canyon” (169 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
12600 US Hwy 285 & 24, Buena Vista, CO 81211
+1 800-462-7238
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Reviewed 1 week ago

With all the rafting outfitters, it is hard to choose. This one was so excellent! Very organized, very friendly and accommodating. After watching the safety video online the night before our trip, my daughter and I sort of "chickened out." When we arrived, they allowed...More

Thank hcvoyageuse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We not only had teenagers but also younger children. Our ages ranged from 63 - 7, and every one of us had a blast! We had 2 rafts for our family, and our guide Kayla was wonderful. She was very informative and professional and shared...More

Thank spelljl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a 3-day rafting trip with Wilderness Aware, and had a great time! Our guides, Brent, Mara, and Isaiah were professional and lots of fun. The weather wasn't ideal but they made the best of it and even lent some of the kids in...More

Thank eghaskell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we had an 11 and 13 year old in our group who were quite hesitant (to say the least) about their first whitewater rafting experience, we chose the Browns Canyon Half-Day trip. I thought it would be a good introduction to rafting for them...More

Thank Jenn S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic day white water rafting in Brown's canyon. We opted to spend a full day paddling and it was so great. Jesse our guide was professional, fun, knowledgeable and very passionate about his job. We learnt so much about the canyon. The white...More

Thank Amelia C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an awesome time during our day trip rafting with Wilderness Aware through Brown's Canyon. Our guide, Iasaih, made the whole trip exciting and fun. I can't wait to go and do it again.

Thank jeff m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great trip, staff was awesome, guides were incredible. Can’t wait to come back and do it again. Highly recommend WA.

Thank Dana R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Wilderness Aware! The Greiners run a seamless, inspiring operation, with unparalleled organization, dedication, and adventure. Definitely opt for Wilderness Aware for any Buena Vista, and beyond, rafting experience! As for guides…the cool confidence Ethan Greiner brings to rafting may fool you into a...More

Thank ev208
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing day!! My husband and I have canoed/kayaked for years, but never been whitewater rafting. So it was wonderful to experience it for the first time with our 2 kids!! Because we were a little later in the season, the water was a bit lower...More

Thank Michele S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw deer, merganzer ducks, osprey. River guide was Isaiah, who did an excellent job guiding the raft downstream, positioning the raft for pictures, getting to know people, and sharing stories about his life. Very professional outfitter.

Thank Kevin W
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June 3, 2017|
Response from Kim P | Reviewed this property |
Great question and that was my concern too. When we went the water was very fast. Prior to leaving I was calling daily to see the water speed that I believe is measured in CSMs. Three days prior to our trip they called me to... More
January 23, 2017|
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Response from pgrafton | Reviewed this property |
We did a full day and it was AWESOME! You only spend about 1.5 hours on the water each time. The morning we did one or two sections of easier skill sets, the afternoon was more advanced. You get a lunch in between back at... More
July 22, 2016|
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Response from Shelly J | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mike, We did the half day and yes it was challenging for us as first timers. It was rated 3-4 on rapids, but there was some casual floating to catch your breath. We will do it it again and probably go for the full... More