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Rapid Transit Rafting

161 Virginia Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517-9177
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Kids got bored with the very long bus ride and the unexciting "rapids"

We had a group of 1 adult and 4 kids ranging from 9 to 16. The two older kids and adult had been... read more

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sue51729
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Madison, Wisconsin
Totally awesome

We did the half day (6hrs) trip. It’s an 80 min bus drive to the location then about 2hrs of... read more

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Pavlik1992
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Eureka, Missouri
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We have been offering family whitewater raft trips with transportation from Estes Park for 30 years. We are the ONLY company that will let you sit back and relax while WE DRIVE you to the river.We have morning and afternoon half day rapids trips on the Cache La Poudre, and full day more relaxed trips on the Colorado River.Bring the whole family! We can take kids as young as 7 if they also weigh at least 50 pounds. You've never been rafting? You are our specialty. Give us a chance to get you wet! Join the others who say our trip was the highlight of their Estes Park vacation.Call us now!
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“half day trip” (46 reviews)
“raft guide” (29 reviews)
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161 Virginia Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517-9177
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a group of 1 adult and 4 kids ranging from 9 to 16. The two older kids and adult had been whitewater rafting before in Class III rapids. They all thought the 2+ hour bus ride both ways was boring. I don't know...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did the half day (6hrs) trip. It’s an 80 min bus drive to the location then about 2hrs of rafting then 80 min back. The long drive was very scenic and gave you the opportunity to meet new people. The rafting adventure was very...More

Thank Pavlik1992
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rapid Transit Rafting gave our family a memory for a life time! We will never forget the excitement of rafting on the Poudre river with our wonderful guide, Nick!More

Thank mfhallacy
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RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so glad you had a good time with Nick! We now have two Nicks on the river but they are both great fun. We love being part of your family vacation memories - that's the whole point of the experience. Thanks for choosing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just got back from our vacation in Estes Park and the vote is unanimous, the rafting trip was the best part! This is our second year to go down the Colorado on the full day rafting trip and folks let me tell you it...More

Thank Noahparsons
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RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review Noah. Couldn't have written a better one myself. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with Jon. He's been around awhile and knows so much about the area. We are kind of a "retirement career" for Jon and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much fun! The entire staff from our bus driver to our guide, Jason, were amazing! We were in Estes Park for a family reunion and my immediate family, including my 81 year old Mom, decided to go rafting. I'd never been rafting and was...More

1  Thank Julia F
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RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Go mom! We love to hear we were the highlight of your visit to Estes Park. It's pretty hard to rival Rocky Mountain National Park, but we certainly try. Jason is great fun and we hope he continues to return season after season. Our most...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out of the five of us on the trip, only one had been rafting before. We all were nervous, but we felt like experts by the end of the trip! Our guide (Ray) was direct and reassuring. We started the day early, but this meant...More

Thank lizbR1627BP
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RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning! I know exactly who you are because you were on our 6:30am trip yesterday. We thought we'd have more early risers on your trip but I guess they all wanted to sleep in on a Monday. Isn't the river wonderful at that time?...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome trip! On our way to the river we ran into some unexpected traffic delays, however, our bus driver and one of the guides filled the time with stories and jokes. The rafting company problem solved their way through it like professionals and...More

Thank Heather F
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RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Heather - thanks so much for your review! The river is so much fun right now - that's great you and your family got out there to enjoy it. We couldn't agree more that Craig your guide is pretty fabulous. He's been part of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the best part of our vacation! Your trip starts early, but don’t worry about the drive to your launch (if you go all day), why? Because you start off with a tour of the Rocky Mountain National Park and you’re sure to see...More

Thank crystalyoakum
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RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

This review made my day! What a terrific way to kick off a new season. We are so glad you decided to do the Full Day Colorado River Trip with us. We think it offers pretty much everything you want and expect from our beautiful...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018

Brian was our guide ,left early in the morning went to the top of rocky mountain national pk. Brian had great stories to tell ,don't believe all of them. By August the water was getting low so the water was not that bad ,for the...More

Thank tommer9
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

We added this event to our family activities at a reunion in the YMCA camp at Estes Park (also reviewed) and what a blast we all had! There were 8 adults and four children ages 7-12, and this activity was great for everyone. Two things...More

3  Thank Anna B
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RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2017

Yours might be our last review of the season, so thank you for making it a good one! Trail Ridge is a beautiful drive isn't it. It sounds like your trip was longer than usual - maybe you saw lots of wildlife along the way....More

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gumby5657
February 22, 2018|
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Response from Anna B | Reviewed this property |
I would contact them directly to answer scheduling questions.
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lisad1407
January 29, 2018|
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Response from Anna B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about which months the rapids might be the "wildest," but the warmest months in Colorado are June, July and August. This particular rafting trip is designed for children and adults, which means that they are... More
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Sandy S
May 16, 2017|
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Response from RapidTransitRafting | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in rafting with us! Their is no upper weight limitation on rafting. Our life jackets will fit up to a 55" chest. Regarding your knees ... we don't try to be doctors. Speak with your doctor to see... More
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