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“Flexibility appreciated, Great first time Rafting experience (2 hour trip)”

Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company
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$41.34*
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Economy Durango River Rafting Trip
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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, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stroller parking
Reviewed July 24, 2017

We signed up for 11 am Tuesday, but our zip line ran late. They contacted us and rescheduled us for 1:30 pm that same day. We ran late due to an accident, being re-routed and making a wrong turn, and they rescheduled us again (all free or charge) for the following day at 11am. Really appreciated their outreach and flexibility with our group.

Our group of 10 ranged from age 8 to 78, and from first time rafters to experience rafters. We were split into 2 groups, rafts really hold 6, 8 at most. But no worries, we expected that. We went on the 2 hour raft experience.

We all had fun, the guides were great, enthusiastic and made it a lot of fun. The water levels were low, so this was really more of a float until the end where there were a few rapids, but absolutely beautiful scenery. We got to see a mama bear with her two cubs along the side of the river.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ktayloe
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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2017

I'm not much of a woo woo guy, but it almost seems the universe was conspiring to change your path to see those bears! For the rest of my response I am going to simply copy and paste directly from our websites cancellation policy page.
"We pride ourselves on having the friendliest cancellation policy of any raft company in Colorado. We understand things happen called life and will work with you to the best of our ability."
Thank you for the review!

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Reviewed July 24, 2017

We took the 4 hour/half day trip and couldn't have been more pleased. With a teen and a young child, you aren't sure how well an outdoor adventure will fit everyone - this turned out to be one of everyone in the family's favorite vacation memories! Mountain Waters Rafting does a wonderful job and I would definitely float with them again. Joe (our guide) was very kind and patient and worked hard to make sure we all had a safe and enjoyable trip. The whole team seemed focused on providing a fun, family adventure. Beautiful place to float. The rapids were perfect for small children at this time in the summer, but there were enough to keep the trip from being too tame.

Date of experience: July 2017
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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2017

I am so glad you found to be true what we all believe at Mountain Waters. Nature and the outdoors can overcome just about any obstacles in peoples lives to make for a wonderful adventure and rafting is just about THE greatest way to do it. Thanks for letting the TripAdvisor world know and thank you for the review!

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Reviewed July 23, 2017

Frank Miller and the River rafter, Cole, were OUTSTANDING guides in Mesa Verde. Frank is very knowledgeable about the entire area. His manner is very personable and his geological and geographical teachings are both fascinating and accurate. The teenagers in our group were immediately drawn into the adventure by his personality. Cole was so very kind and careful with all of us as he accompanied us on the tour and drove us for miles when an accident (not our bus)stopped traffic on the highway for three hours. I highly recommend Frank and Cole.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jo Roberts C
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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2017

OUTSTANDING! Frank is the man, the guide and the teacher! He has the knowledge of one who was born and raised here and who's mothers family is Santaquin Ute - Black foot. The whole crew at Mountain Waters has been blown away by Frank's knowledge, friendliness and endless stories of a man who is living life to the fullest. He and Cole have connected to be our Mesa Verde National Park heavy weights, we are so glad you enjoyed them, thank you for the kind words, Cheers!

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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

What a great crew to spend a day on the river with. The lower Las Animas trip is perfect for a family adventure. We brought our 9 year old daughter and her friend and it was the highlight of our vacation. Collin was an excellent guide and we would no doubt recommend Mountain waters rafting.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank kwhealon
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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

Another "highlight of our vacation" review! Whoo Hoo! Mountain Waters Rafting is here to bring your adventures to life, make your dreams come true and fix all the problems in the world! No really, think about it, if we could get everyone in Washington D.C. on a raft trip working together as a team having fun, well, anything could be possible......!

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Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

We had Jeremiah as our family's personal guide. He was very nice and fun and let my 8 year old sit in the back for a bit and give the Captain commands - it was his favorite part. We look forward to going back.

The Coyle's

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank wesso5
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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

A life lesson: put the kids in charge (appropriately of course) and a great adventure will be had by one and all. We look forward to having you back for more rafting, jeeping, zip lining, and rail road adventures, Cheers!

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