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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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23850 US Highway 285 S, Buena Vista, CO 81211-9571
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an amazing time from start to finish. The gear was all new, the price was fair and our instructors Gabe and Tommy Hodapp were the best. Thank you RMOC!!!

Thank Hammy W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Holy crap was this fun!! We did the 3 hour tour and it was AWESOME. It was the perfect mix of a lazy river and some actual work to get through rapids. The scenery was beautiful and our guide Gabe was the coolest. I highly...More

Thank cmiller262017
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a local, and I've used most river outfitters in the BV/Salida CO area. When rafting, choosing your outfitter often comes down to what you prefer eating for lunch... For our ducky (inflatable kayaking) trip, nothing could be further from the truth. Paul Zimmer was...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This company is highly experienced and accommodating. My 13 yo and I did two trips with them in the mild Big Bend and Lower Browns Canyon. Paul,Scotty, and Gabriel were excellent guides. The front desk gal (Emily??) called in a guide last minute to make...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just finished a 5 day whitewater kayaking course. There were three adults and 8 teenagers in our group and all of us were sad to see it end. None of us had kayaked before but by the end of the course we all felt confident...More

Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very professional outfit. Great all-day training for both of us for $350 - all equipment and lunch provided. Ask for Paul. He is a good instructor. Wear sunscreen.

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great river raft trip with Paul. He was informative and entertaining. We’ve used RMOC several times before and will be back again. Keep doing a great job!!

Thank nancyhauglie53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Phenomenal inflatable kayak (Duckie) experience for me & my wife! The front desk (April) was incredibly nice & helpful to make sure we signed up for exactly what we were looking for. We did a mild (class 1 & 2) float w/ great instruction &...More

Thank Justin T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a really fun full day of kayaking in the river. Our guide Reid was excellent in all aspects. This was our first experience kayaking in a white water river, but we felt safe at all times. We learned a lot in one day...More

Thank XaviDP1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can's say enough good things about the company as a whole and in particular our guide Paul Zimmer. Every interaction with the company was smooth and easy. Paul was an excellent teacher and caters to each student individually. I would highly recommend!

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