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Address: Ridgway, CO 81432-8715
Phone Number: +1 970-626-4460
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RIGS Adventure CO. features Western Colorado’s finest Fly Shop & Fish...

RIGS Adventure CO. features Western Colorado’s finest Fly Shop & Fish Report, Gold Medal Fly Fishing Guide Service (Walk Wade & Float Fishing trips in Drift Boats), family White Water River Rafting and Kayak Trips, Photo Tours and River Expeditions. RIGS is conveniently located in the picturesque Uncompahgre River Valley, minutes from both Ouray and Ridgway State Park, nestled below the majestic San Juan Mountains in Ridgway Colorado - between Telluride, Ouray, Montrose, Silverton and Durango Colorado. Guide Trips ranging from 2 hours to 5 days in length on Southwest Colorado premier rivers including: Gunnison River: Gunnison Gorge/Black Canyon, Uncompahgre River, San Miguel River, Cimarron River and Exclusive Private Water River Access - beginner to experienced ability levels welcome. The best of Southwest Colorado Adventure in the prettiest part of the state!

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Super Visit!

Just stopped in to get a fishing licence for my teen, but everyone was super friendly and helpful! They man at the shop told us a good place to go fish with the kids and helped... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Solitare S
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Tipp City, Ohio
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Tipp City, Ohio
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just stopped in to get a fishing licence for my teen, but everyone was super friendly and helpful! They man at the shop told us a good place to go fish with the kids and helped with bait. I would most definitely go back and use their services again biased on this visit. Thanks so much for the help.

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Tim P, Manager at RIGS Adventure CO Fly Shop and Guide Service, responded to this review

Thanks Solitare! We look forward to your visit again! More 

Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very unsafe. Would not recommend to anyone with children. Do not give your credit card. Charged me for equipment we didn't receive. Threatening to charge me for a trip we did not book. Ruined my family's weekend getaway before school stared

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Manvel, Texas
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

RIGS has excellent customer service from booking to guides! Our guide Eric was awesome! He made us feel safe and was really cautious with my youngest son who has Down syndrome yet tried to make it fun enough for my teenagers! He really knew his stuff! One of the other boats had two people fall in and all the guides... More 

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Tim P, Owner at RIGS Adventure CO Fly Shop and Guide Service, responded to this review

Thanks so much Swisnoski for the kind words! Eric as well as the rest of our guides are trained extensively and really care about our clients. So glad to hear you all had fun! We had a great time with your family and look forward to your return! All the best, Heather More 

Cincinnati, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in a RIGS two different days for fishing licenses. While we weren't using a guide, they were still very helpful and glad to discuss the water level at Ridgway State Park. They also had a great selection of gear and I ended up getting a great deal on a hat. So whether your fishing or just looking for some... More 

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Thank Nick C
Tim P, Owner at RIGS Adventure CO Fly Shop and Guide Service, responded to this review

Hi Nick, Thanks for the kind words. Look forward to seeing you again next time you come through Ridgway. Tim More 

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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 1/2 day on the river with a helpful, experienced guide. Highly recommend. Book in advance. Nothing to add.

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Thank Deborah K
Tim P, Owner at RIGS Adventure CO Fly Shop and Guide Service, responded to this review

Thanks so much Deborah! Glad you had a great experience. Our guide staff specializes in teaching and expanding existing knowledge with our clients! ...and thanks for the note about booking in advance. Because we have such a strong knowledgeable staff, we can book up several weeks in advance. Look forward to seeing you the next time your travels take you... More 

Farmington, Missouri
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71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

This is not meant as a slam against the company, just meant to inform. If you are looking for a wild whitewater experience, it is NOT. We did the 1/2 day uncompahgre river raft. Billed as Class 2/3. I would recommend it for very young children ages 6-10 on a first whitewater raft experience. Class 2 at MOST. Not for... More 

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Tim P, Manager at RIGS Adventure CO Fly Shop and Guide Service, responded to this review

Thanks MOTravelerken for your feedback about our business, employees and giving us the opportunity to talk about what the class system means to rafters! Yes, we bill this 1/2 day trip as a more mild class II/III river than the San Miguel you did not get to see. The Uncompahgre really is perfect for families and people looking for a... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We had a party of 6 - 4 adults and 2 11 year-old boys - on the 1/2 day afternoon trip down the Uncompahgre River, on July 4th. There were only 3 boats on the river, the sun was shining and the water beautiful. We all had a great time, made ever better by our guide Kelly, who entertained us... More 

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Thank 4acadia
Tim P, Manager at RIGS Adventure CO Fly Shop and Guide Service, responded to this review

Thank you 4acadia, We appreciate the wonderful feed back and so glad to hear you and your family enjoyed the trip! Kelly is the master at weaving a story. We let him know of your wonderful review and that he should except that framed picture!! ;) Look forward to seeing you again next season! Sincerely, Heather More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Set off back on June 18th with Garrett as our guide....my girlfriend and I drifted down the Gunnison Gorge to do a little trout fishing. Garrett was a very knowledgeable and patient guide. I was suffering for a bad case of tennis elbow, but Garrett still was able to put us on fish. We had a blast. We caught fish... More 

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Tim P, Manager at RIGS Adventure CO Fly Shop and Guide Service, responded to this review

Chris, Thanks so much for the great review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your time with Garrett and catch some fish. Hope your tennis elbow is getting better so you can get out fishing. Look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Heather More 

Utah
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Super helpful personnel! From the moment we booked a rafting trip for June 9, 2016 we encountered great people that work here. They outfitted us, took us, we had a GREAT time rafting (thank you Kelly!)..wish I could remember the names of the woman that helped us in the store with shoes and jackets and our gazillion questions, and the... More 

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Thank smallUtahfamily
Tim P, Manager at RIGS Adventure CO Fly Shop and Guide Service, responded to this review

Hi Utah! Thank you so much for your kind words. We strive to have the most informed friendly staff on the Western Slope and so glad we delivered!!! Safety out on the water is incredibly important to us - rafting has risks, but when everyone knows what to expect, it keeps the whole experience safe and "the paddle crew"having fun.... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Went white water rafting on the San Miguel. I can sum up how much fun this was with one brief comment. Wife's hair got wet and she didn't even care:)

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Thank Kyle Z
Tim P, Manager at RIGS Adventure CO Fly Shop and Guide Service, responded to this review

Yay! Is all we have to say. Thanks so much Kyle for coming out with us! Heather More 

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