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“Excellent Guide School”

Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company
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$41.34*
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Economy Durango River Rafting Trip
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Since 1981! Family & High Adventure Rafting, 4x4 Jeep Trail Tours, Mesa Verde National Park Tours, Official Durango Silverton Train Raft & Rail Package, Zip Line, Rock Climbing, Bicycle & SUP Rentals, Value Packages, Group, Military & Senior Discounts.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access
Reviewed May 28, 2016

I attended Guide School with my two adult children last week. It was excellent, highly professional, well run, comprehensive and the guide instructors were awesome!. Doug led the instruction but Tarik, Anna, Roger, John, and Spencer were all knowledgable, caring, and professional in their individual instruction. Even the bus drivers were very professional and helpful. The Mountain Waters Guide School has my highest recommendation and already I miss the learning packed days we spent there.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank T. W
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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2016

Awesome, a review for guide school, can't wait to tell the crew, they will be so psyched, thank you!

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"the river"
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"lower animas"
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"great guide"
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"class rapids"
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"great trip"
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"these guys"
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"great rafting"
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"rafting adventure"
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

We took our family of 6 for their first river rafting trip down the Needleton. Views were spectacular and the Guides (Andy and oops forgot the other name) were so much fun, knowledgeable and safety conscious. We could not have asked for a better experience. It was AMAZING !!! I would highly recommend Mountain Waters Rafting and we WILL be back next year to do the Silverton stretch. Thank you so much for a memorable trip !!

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Julia B
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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2016

Great to hear! The Upper Animas is truly a world class stretch of river and Andy, Pali and Jesse are the guides to take you down the river safely. See you next time.

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Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

We were on our honeymoon and decided to try river rafting as it was our first try. We were nervous because we normally don't do things like that but very glad we did it because it was a lot of fun! Our tour Guide Doug was awesome. He made it safe and exciting at the same time! He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and enjoys what he does so it made it all the better. I would recommend Doug as your tour guide and this rafting company as well because we had an all around good experience. And oh yeah, request Atlas the dog to go with! We had fun with him as he is the most gentle and smart dog! He also seems to sense if you get nervous and he will sit by you to calm you. Haha.

Date of experience: May 2016
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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2016

Atlas said you spoke too much of Doug and not enough about him:) Please check out his online video profile linked from our home page created by Outside Magazine, woof!

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Reviewed March 28, 2016

I went with a group of friends to the Salt River for some rafting. Our guide, Bama, worked with Mountain Waters Rafting and was our guide for that trip. He was extremely knowledgeable and even explained why he was doing the things he was doing so that we understood what was going on. At lunch time, he was practically a waiter to our group; grabbing food, clearing dishes. If you do any trip, ask for him, you won't regret it. He even pointed out awesome geological features along the route.

Date of experience: March 2016
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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2016

Bama is pretty much the quintessential guide and an archetype as well. Where did this guy come from? We sure are glad to have him, thanks for writing.

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Reviewed March 26, 2016

Awesome nadventure and fun for me and all my colleagues. Excellent time and so much fun. Can't wait vto go back...

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Jayson B
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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2016

Hurry Back!

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