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Bucking Rainbow Outfitters

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Address: 730 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone Number: 970-879-8747
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A full day trip well spent and refreshing. The guides are very informative of the surrounding lands and just really down to earth people. The trip was made very entertaining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

A full day trip well spent and refreshing. The guides are very informative of the surrounding lands and just really down to earth people. The trip was made very entertaining, especially to my 8 yrs old son. Ask for " Riding the Bull" and " Floating the Rapids". The full day trip was provided with lunch a neat area. We... More 

Thank mapuig5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a blast rafting with the Bucking Rainbow crew. They were knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. The lunch was delicious and even though it rained (and they offered jackets), we had a great time. My children in attendance are 8, 10, 11, & 11. They rode the bull the entire trip!

1 Thank Lisa M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Was in steamboat over the 4th of July weekend with my wife. Never fished the Yampa before but did so on the elk. Got the skinny from a guy that I can't remember his name but wanted to arm wrestle him for the dealer hat that orvis gave to him......no go. Just a great shop. Will order stuff from them... More 

Thank OrvisGuy
Sugar Land, Texas
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367 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The staff went out of their way to ensure we could safely traverse the rapids on the Yampa River which was running very high and very fast. We had to get low in our boats to go under a few of the bridges. We had a fun time and really appreciated the care they took with all riders - young... More 

Thank Dianne W
Lake Tahoe (California), California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I called last Thursday, all be it after hours at about 7PM. The guy who answered my call was very helpful in taking my reservation for a rafting trip with two guys on the Elk River for the following Saturday. I was surprised but happy to hear he had room for me and a buddy. I asked what else I... More 

1 Thank Brandorooni
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We were early in the season and wanted to take a trip that doesn't book heavily, however John, kept in contact and tried to make it happen, He updated me regularly and although he couldn't get the six needed to go to our first choice, he made set us up on a great trip on the Elk River. We arrived... More 

Thank PManess
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
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81 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I have gone into this retail store on multiple occasions. I am not an angler by any means but have a lot of friends and relatives who are. I would need help to purchase gifts for others and I would have willingly given my business to the Bucking Rainbow had any of the employees offered help. I live and work... More 

Thank Birdie G
Truckee, California
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182 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

As an avid angler I wanted to get out on some Steamboat waters with a great local guide. We went out with Mike, who is an outstanding person and great guide. Bucking rainbows has great private access. The store itself is very well appointed and has some nice smaller brands.

Thank TruckeeTroutTraveler
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We surprised my parents with a weekend in Steamboat for their 50th anniversary. Part of that surprise was a guided fly fishing trip on a private ranch. Bucking Rainbow had been recommended to us by numerous people and I see why! Everyone was professional and my parents LOVED it. That's all they talked about the rest of the weekend. They... More 

Thank 2Keizers
Miramar, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a very exciting trip. However, it is not for the faint of heart. Be prepared to be thrown out into the rapids. The guides were super! They really know their stuff & prepare you for what's ahead. Highly recommended for the adventurous and those who can swim well. It includes transportation to the rapids, all equipment, and lunch.

Thank Kim W

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