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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...more
161 Virginia Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517-9177
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Went for the half-day trip in mid-June. With the snow melt in full progress, the river was quite thrilling. Had eight of our family in the raft, and the ones up front had the best ride and got the most wet. Detailed information is given...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HankB2101
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We had a great family day, we never rafted before and did not know what to expect. But everything was explained and went off without a hitch. Our guide was amazing and very, very knowledgeable. Would definitely go again.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Donna W
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We chose RTR a few months before our road trip in the USA. It is something I’ve always wanted to try although my husband who can’t swim was a little worried. We did the half day trip and we had a brilliant time, we knew...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank S3777RKsuer
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I recently spent a half day rafting the Poudre River with RTR. While the river was a little low due to being in the latter part of the season, our guide Ray made sure we had a good time, dodging boulders and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gyandell
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

I was hesitant to splurge for an all day trip but I'm sure glad we did! We had a great time, from the drive (Thanks Art) we had an Elk lick the window, to the trip its self. We saw elk,mountain goats, a moose with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Medic5453
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

This group does a terrific job. From the communication before the trip to meeting at Estes High to our driver and, especially, our river guide. We did a full day trip (2.5 hours drive each way, several hours on the river). Beautiful scenery. Tons of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 515JoshuaS
RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed our Colorado River Trip! The government is releasing lots of reservoir water now so the river is running higher than it has all season. The scenery is spectacular isn't it - starting with the tour through Rocky Mountain National...More

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We took our parents and teen kids on a Halfday Trip. Only 50 minutes of the 6 hours was spent actually rafting. You meet at the High School parking lot to get on a school bus that drives you 90 minutes to the start of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jess B
RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Thanks for your comments. We wish you had gone on our Colorado River trip instead! You get 4-5 hours on the water with a picnic lunch, and the water is faster on that river than it has been all season. The water on the half...More

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

This crew was incredible, the water was very low and the whole RTR team worked their butts off to keep the rafts moving, seriously can’t say thanks enough, they all had great attig and made the trip a blast, Ronna was a very informative bus...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Troy Waller A
RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Thanks for your comments about us, and especially about Ronna. We love that Ronna comes back season after season. The water on the half day river is unpredictable late in the season. Usually the water level depends on the weather. Late in the season the...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Water level was a bit lower than normal but our guide, Ryan, made the rafting extra fun with river info & some special "tricks". Definitely recommend this!!More

Date of experience: August 2018
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RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Kudos to Ryan - we're glad his efforts made up for the lower water. The water on the half day river does drop later in the season once the snow stops melting, but our guides work extra hard to make sure you have fun. I...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We took the full day trip in late July. Prt of the reason that we chose the full day trip was to go all the across RMNP without have to drive ourselves. It was a long drive but well worth it. John was our driver...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Julee B
RapidTransitRafting, Owner at Rapid Transit Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Well now you need to come back and do that half day trip! We are so glad to hear your kids had fun - that's the whole point of rafting. The raft rodeo is usually a big hit with kids that age, and parent-aged kids...More

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July 29, 2018|
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Response from RapidTransitRafting | Property representative |
Thanks for your question! There isn’t a raftable river right in Estes Park. We meet at the Estes Park High School and drive you to the rivers.
February 22, 2018|
Response from Anna B | Reviewed this property |
I would contact them directly to answer scheduling questions.
January 29, 2018|
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Response from matjhwk | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Gary B. Early in the summer, the rapids are at their best. As the summer months heat up, the snow melt from the mountains decreases and the water level recedes a bit creating a smoother ride. We went in early... More