Mountain Whitewater
River Rafting & Tubing • Gear Rentals • Stand Up Paddleboarding
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Whitewater rafting on Colorado's only Wild & Scenic river. We are here to give your group an amazing experience from start to finish. Enjoy a beer in the Paddler's Pub while watching videos from your trip. Play some volleyball while listening to the free live music after the trip.
Fort Collins, Colorado

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2022

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JilliansDad
West Lafayette, IN89 contributions
Jul 2020
We had a great trip on the Poudre River. We booked the Poudre Extreme on the Upper Poudre. It was just 3 of us and by getting the Extreme, it enbabled us to get a smaller raft and made the rapids bigger and was a more personalized experience. They did call us and mentioned water was lower on the upper and moves us to the lower and gave us a small refund for the difference We had Dalton as our guide and he was great. We did some extra stunts and he let us take some minor riskier lines and i appreciated him seeing and identifying bird species in the canyon. The canyon view is a huge pro. We even were able to do a high side maneuver. I wish the water level was a little higher, but you cant complain for late July with less snow melt. We've rafted multiple times and Mountain Whtewater really emphasized safety as they had a pre-raft saftety meeting. Also, multiple people made sure the life jacket was tight. And they also were doing there best with Covid safety procedures. The place was clean and really cool place to hang out afterwards with a drink. We felt very safe throughout the process. I would recommend the extreme, its $30 more per person and the advantage was that it was a personalized experience and the guide did a lot more technical maneuvers and could take riskier lines, which is great if you're trying to get some an extra adrenilin rush.
Written August 6, 2020
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REDavis
3 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Our family of 4 adults has rafted many times on well known rivers (Ocoee, Snake, Arkansas, Colorado, Kicking Horse, Natahala to name a few). We were in The RMNP area and found Mtn Whitewater in Fort Collins and decided to try the Poudre for the 1/2 day Plunge. So glad we did. Company was well organized and equipped. Our guide, Jack, was probably one of the best and most personable guides we have ever had in our 30 years of rafting. Funny, great personality-but professional and safety conscious for our total group. And yes, the larger group had several swimmers that day! Jack was the lead guide in a trip of 5 rafts and was quick and ready to render help to any rafter who found themselves suddenly without a raft. We would strongly recommend to anyone looking for a trip with lots of action and beautiful scenery.
Written July 6, 2021
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Laura H
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
BOOK HERE! We stayed in Estes Park and took a scenic drive to this rafting company for the 8am Plunge trip. Included in our trip was my four kids, ages 8, 10, 13, and 16. This was the first time rafting for my 2 youngest. After a safety talk by a very personable Vano and getting gear, we drove 30 min by bus with awesome music to our drop. Our guide was Dalton, who kept our family safe and having fun. He is very experienced and it showed, gliding us through tricky parts that other guides got stuck on. He was clear with directions and we felt very safe. He gave us information about the area as well, wildlife and river stuff. I loved seeing the huge smiles on my kids faces. They loved every paddle, splash, and rapid. It was also AWESOME to see us go into the river at the same place as other companies and see them get out a lot earlier than we did. Don't be in that poor group who watch us cruise past to tackle the rapids while they board a bus and are done already. Hop on the hippie bus with these top-notch guides and get the most out of your vacation! And Dalton, I hope you get your fancy groover.
Written July 22, 2022
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Amy F
Huntington Woods, MI3 contributions
Aug 2022
We had the best time rafting with Mountain Whitewater! The staff was super helpful, so much fun, knowledgeable (I have no idea how they remember the names of specific rocks), and most importantly, kept us safe. Our guide, Dalton, was awesome! I was a little worried having our 7-year-old going over Class 4 rapids, but Dalton was true to his word and held on to Charlie every time the rapids got intense.

I would highly recommend using Mountain Whitewater for your next rafting adventure!
Written August 19, 2022
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Ariellaw
12 contributions
Jul 2021
This was our first time using this company to go whitewater rafting. Our reservation with another company unfortunately just didn't pan out this season but that is okay!

Dalton made the safety talk actually pretty interesting. It was definitely the most clever and entertaining way i have heard the information presented. Still covering all the information and it actually may have been more detailed.

We had 2 guides since we were a party of 11. Kramer and Mason both did fantastic jobs! Mason had our group of 6 teens. All of them had gone rafting before except one. From what i heard and saw they all had a blast.

Kramer was in our boat. he was very knowledgable. Directions were clear. Because of the dirty water we did get stuck a few times on big rocks that were hiding but he always managed to get us unstuck or direct us on what we needed to do. We made it down all the big rapids though with clear and concise directions. No one in our group fell in the water. And the experience was fantastic.

Pictures are fairly priced if you want them. $20 for a single. or if you want all of them including a small video clip that was $60. If you had more than one boat in your party it was $15 extra for that.

We were all very happy with our experience! Thank you mountain whitewater we will be back in the future for more fun!
Written July 24, 2021
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Carolyn
4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
I joined a late season trip on the Bridge run of the Cache de Poudre yesterday. Great experience! Big group (unexpected) of 6 boats. Dillon, our lead guide, did a great job of setting a safety tone with a lot of fun attached, since about 1/2 our group were new to whitewater. Maggie,the guide for our boat, knew every line and proved it when she guided the hardest rapid with only a single call to paddle for the crew. Nice!! Super organized, good gear and boats, great bus driver Tom (we won't mention how old he is....but wait till you get a load of the beard!). Brad the co-owner (23 yrs in business) was hanging out at the paddlers pub located on the grounds afterwards. Very friendly, lots of info on local river stuff, and a good relationship with his guides and staff -always a great sign. This is a must do when in ft Collins.
Written August 20, 2022
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Rush M
2 contributions
Jul 2021
We took our family of 7 (kids age 10 to 17) on the half day splash trip and had an absolute blast! Our guide Casey was AWESOME! He was very experienced and engaging during our trip. We had so much fun and the Poudre River was exciting to navigate. They took photos and videos of our trip and we got a digital copy for $60. The photos were awesome!

Best of all was watching my kids gain experience and confidence doing something they have never tried before. We really can't say enough about Mountain Whitewater and Casey. We can't wait to come back to Fort Collins and go again.
Written July 17, 2021
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Jessica N
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Friends
A group of friends and I went this past week, which was a first for many of us, and I can say with certainty it was one of the highlights of our trip. We had Casey as our guide and I would 10/10 recommend him. He was very informative about the whole experience on the water and made it fun for everyone! Even when it got a little chaotic with another raft flipping over, Casey knew exactly how to direct us and make our group feel confident in him as a guide and safe. Overall, I would recommend this place to anyone who is debating about going-the experience was unreal!
Written June 12, 2021
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rk4313
Denver, CO1 contribution
Jul 2021
I went rafting on Saturday, July 24, 2021, two days after there was a flash flood in Poudre Canyon. The Mountain Whitewater guides (Andrew, Cameron, Spencer, Mason, Tiny (Jacq), Taylor, and Dalton) were vigilant about safety and also engaging and charmingly hilarious. On the water they looked out for each other and made sure everyone was okay.

Before we boarded the bus, we listened to Dalton's safety talk which was comprehensive and his use of humor throughout ensured everyone paid attention.

On the river, Dalton had an impressive knowledge of the canyon geology and wildlife, which he shared with us as we went through “boogie water." During the more exciting parts of the river, his directions were delivered with confident intensity that had everyone in our raft working together as well as we could and after which, we’d celebrate with a “paddle high five.”

Dalton also took point, along with Taylor, another guide who was riding with us, on rescuing a man who had fallen out of another raft. There was no time to freak out about anything. He just jumped into action and was calm, cool, and collected. He directed our raft into place, jumped out, and he and Taylor had the man in our raft in just a few minutes. The guy was a little shaken but Dalton‘s kind competence helped him calm down and reorient. Dalton also welcomed the man to the Poudre River Swim Team, which brought levity to what had been an intense situation for everyone. Shortly thereafter, the gentleman was transferred back into his original raft and we continued down the river.

Overall, the entire Mountain Whitewater team made the experience easy,fun, and memorable. The website is full of easy-to-find information. Making a reservation was a breeze. Every member of the staff I spoke with was welcoming, kind and helpful. I had a great time and 10/10 would definitely would go again!
Written August 3, 2021
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plony2016
Chicago, IL2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
For a review regarding the rafting itself, look elsewhere. It was fine.
The problem is the 1 hour you'll spend on their bus, driving to and from the river, with the windows open just a crack. Masks are not required, nor recommended. The guides not only not wearing masks, but playing loud music and singing at top of their lungs while encouraging the unmasked patrons to do the same.
I can't think of a more risky behavior than that during a devastating airborne pandemic. Their behavior made us wonder how seriously they take the safety of their patrons in general.
We would not have used the services of this company had we known the condition under which we will be transported to and from the river.
Written August 9, 2021
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We have taken this pandemic very seriously. Did you miss the 12 acre open air park when you arrived? Did you notice that our entire office and bar are inside a huge open walled tent? The bus ride was 20 minutes with every window open. The paddles and boats and seats are no longer cleaned every trip because the CDC had said that is not necessary. I take great offense that you wonder how seriously we take the safety of our patrons. You missed every act of safety. Next time, I suggest that you play online chess.
Written August 10, 2021
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