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We are the premier outpost for outdoor adventure in the Arkansas River Valley, offering professional instruction and guided trips. River activities include kayaking, rafting, duckies, and stand-up paddling. On land we conduct rock climbing trips at...more
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

My husband, son, and I did this incredible inflatable kayak trip last year in early August with excellent male guides but since it was class III rapids and I had only experienced class II+ rapids, I did fall out of my kayak a few times....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

A couple friends and I recently did 2 days of private whitewater kayak lessons. Our instructor was Kate, and she was fantastic. None of us had any experience, and she was very patient and thorough with us. The three of has have varying levels of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

We recently relocated to Denver last November and had so many ideas for summer, but our best idea was the Adventure Pass from RMOC. We cannot thank the RMOC and all the guides enough for how amazing they made our summer. We initially only sought...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Brandon S, Owner at Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

We are so stoked that you enjoyed all of your courses that you took with your Adventure Pass! Thank so much for taking the time to write about your experience and we'll be adventuring with you again soon!

Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I arranged for private lessons so that we could learn to use our new kayaks on white water through RMOC. Why lessons? Well, it’s white water kayaking...on the Arkansas. Okay, the water flow is down significantly; however, it was a great way...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Brandon S, Owner at Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience. We're glad you enjoyed your instruction and we're looking forward to paddling with you again!

Reviewed August 20, 2018

Two Day Private Kayak Lessons (4 people) Instructor: Paul Butler We thoroughly enjoyed these last two days. Paul was so patient and good to us! We started on the private lake during the morning of day 1 and at the beginning of day 2 we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Brandon S, Owner at Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

So stoked to hear that yall had a great time kayaking with us. We look forward to seeing you next season!

Reviewed August 19, 2018

I thought that I had posted a review from last weekend, but it is not showing up. So I am doing a two-fer to make April at RMOC happy! Last weekend I took the level 1 and level 2 courses. The instruction was great. I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Awesome Trip! Loved our guides! ...Took them out for beer, appetizers plus a pretty good tip...but unfortunately we got charged for a 7th person when we only had 6 people. I did my best to let the RMOC office know in advance that we were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Brandon S, Owner at Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

I am sorry that you do not agree with our cancellation policy. The seasonal nature of this business makes scheduling and staffing very challenging, so we have policies in place to help accommodate last minute variables. Much like an airline ticket, customers are required to...More

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

We did the Lower Brown’s Canyon inflatable kayak trip with RMOC. The concept was fun, but hampered by the seemingly lack of interest by our guide. He didn’t bother to learn our 4 names. We got 5 minutes of instruction on the river before we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Brandon S, Owner at Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

We are very sorry to hear that you did not have an incredible experience on the river with us. This is a trip that we typically excel at guiding and are very concerned about our guest's experience. We are very disappointed that you did not...More

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Thanks to Paul Zimmer for this great day! He was a very passionate and patient teacher, we really felt a complete professional support. Cool organisation, material was of good quality, the site is beautiful and next to the departure for kayaking.

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Reviewed August 10, 2018

RMOC came highly recommended and they did not disappoint. We are first time rafters. Our guides, Nick and Grant, were terrific. I was impressed w/their knowledge and skill, as well as how much fun they made the entire trip. You can tell this is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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