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Address: 538 Village Dr, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-9397
Phone Number: +1 970-731-4081
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Wilderness Journeys Pagosa, Inc. specializes in giving you a taste of...

Wilderness Journeys Pagosa, Inc. specializes in giving you a taste of beautiful Southern Colorado and surrounding regions. Whether you enjoy history, water, fishing, or just plain being in the great outdoors, we have the adventure for you! Historic train tours, Native American site tours, Scenic history/wildlife tours, Rafting, Fishing and so much more. We have guides who care about our beautiful area and it shows! Family owned and operated.

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4x4 trip

Me and my dad had a great time on our trip. Jon (guide) was very informative, kind, and good at his job! Recommended to all!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Trevor P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my dad had a great time on our trip. Jon (guide) was very informative, kind, and good at his job! Recommended to all!

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Thank Trevor P
kmetzler2016, Owner at Wilderness Journeys Pagosa, responded to this review

Trevor P, We are very happy to hear you had a good time. Our goal with the new Land Cruiser was to offer a great 4x4 experience and in a little luxory. Hope to see you again! Thank you. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been on many trips with this company and they are the best in the area. They offer 4 x 4, scenic railroads, mining trips, rafting, and many more. We especially liked the guides they are very knowledgeable and do all the driving so you get to enjoy the scenery.

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Thank richetaylor
kmetzler2016, Owner at Wilderness Journeys Pagosa, responded to this review

Thank you richetaylor for the kind words. We too feel that it is our guides that separate us from the rest of the outfitters. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been taking trips with this company for years. Now under new ownership, they are upgrading their vehicles and expanding their services to offer all kinds of trips, transportation, and new destinations. Many of the guides have been with them for years and are pleasant, professional, knowledgeable, and interesting with a wide range of ages. They cover it all from... More 

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Thank Audri T
kmetzler2016, Owner at Wilderness Journeys Pagosa, responded to this review

Thank you Audri T. You nailed it on the head about John! What an incredible person let alone guide. We appreciate the great review and hope to always deliver an awesome experience. Looking forward to seeing you in Sept. More 

Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From my initial call to the ride home, everyone was pleasant and helpful. Because it was so late in the season, we had to drive to get to a part of the river to float. Ben, one of the river guides, made the guests instantly at home. He talked with each guest then told us many interesting things about the... More 

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Thank Howdytravel
kmetzler2016, Owner at Wilderness Journeys Pagosa, responded to this review

Greatly appreciate the kind words Howdytravel, Our guides love what they do and it is easy to notice. They make sure that all our guests enjoy their experience, wether its on the river or on a land tour. I can't say this enough, We are truly blessed to have such great guides! We look forward to seeing your family for... More 

Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We had a really great time on our rafting trip down the San Juan. The water was low so it was a bit of a "float" instead of high action rafting but our guide, Jake, was the show! He had us laughing and singing and telling jokes. He is very knowledgeable about geology and we got a lesson between karaoke... More 

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Thank Tonia R
kmetzler2016, Owner at Wilderness Journeys Pagosa, responded to this review

Thank you Tonia R, I would have to agree with you that Jake is a keeper. I would also have to say that all our guides are keepers. As an employer, it's awesome to have such devoted staff members. Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour. We hope to see you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Our experience was awesome even though the river was down. Our 2 teenage sons still had a great time in the "duckies" and our 5 year old daughter had a terrific time riding the raft. Ben was an exceptional guide and knows a great deal about the history of the area, he's like a walking history book. He made the... More 

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Thank Scott J
kmetzler2016, Owner at Wilderness Journeys Pagosa, responded to this review

Thanks Scott J, As you had mentioned, the river have slowed down some. We take the approach to controlling the factors that are within our grasp and that is providing a quality tour. It is great to hear you enjoyed yourselves and took advantage of the "duckies". they almost always seem to be a hit! We look forward to you... More 

Fort Stockton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

The rafting trip down the San Juan River was great. The water level was down some, but it was still an interesting and beautiful trip. We have 4 kids and Jake was our guide. He was awesome with the kids, keeping them entertained the whole time, even on the bus ride to and from the river. The kid's liked him... More 

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kmetzler2016, Owner at Wilderness Journeys Pagosa, responded to this review

Thank you Glkleinjr, Being a family owned business we take the approach of keeping all of our tours, land or water, family friendly. We also happen to be blessed with Great guides that care about their work. That is why so many of our come back year after year. Hope to see you and the family again! More 

Cleburne, Texas
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54 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We had a blast with our party of 7 adults! For most of us it was our first time white watering any river, but journeying down the wilderness area of the San Juan was simply gorgeous. The guides were professional, and "steered" us right with their expertise. It was just enough thrill to be worth our time and money. The... More 

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Thank Tara K
kmetzler2016, Owner at Wilderness Journeys Pagosa, responded to this review

Tara K, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip. Next time I'd recommend asking for the booties. They are part of the trip price and will keep your feet much warmer. As far as the clouds, well, Mother nature doesn't allow us to control the weather. All we can do is hope for the sun to stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Ben was an AWESOME guide. We had a party of 9. We had young children in our party. All the staff that we had interactions with were great! Very friendly and helpful. My family will definitely use this agency again!!

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Thank Alisha W
kmetzler2016, Owner at Wilderness Journeys Pagosa, responded to this review

Alisha W, I will pass on to Ben about your experience. We try to focus on the family experience. Thanks for the kind words, very appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Had a blast on the rafting tour. Jake was the best guide possible. Really new how to take us through the rapids like a pro. Also he had tons of knowledge to impart and he was a great singer. Jake knew all the best places in town and even invited us to go retro dancing, though we couldn't make it... More 

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Thank Zane H
kmetzler2016, Owner at Wilderness Journeys Pagosa, responded to this review

Zane H A great thing about Pagosa Rafting is the variety of personalities. They all know the river incredibly well and tons of information about the local surroundings. Glad to hear you were entertained. Look forward to seeing you again. Thank you. More 

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