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“Excellent Adventure! Family friendly and safe - highly recommend”

Blue Sky Adventures
Ranked #2 of 15 Tours in Glenwood Springs
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Since 1975, Blue Sky has been offering professionally guided whitewater river trips on the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers. Conveniently located in downtown Glenwood Springs in the Historic Hotel Colorado and across the street from the famous Hot Springs Pool and Lodge, Blue Sky Adventures is dedicated to providing a whitewater experience that exceeds any of our guests' expectations. Dedicated to safety, service, professionalism and fun since 1975.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed August 20, 2011

We took the afternoon half day adventure with two adults, a 4 year old, 8 year old and 10 year old. We were going to do the half day mild adventure but our guide felt that our 4 year old would be ok on the full shoshone rapids (always ask and trust your guide). They started on time, explained everything fully, and we had an absolute blast. We had several other people in our boat (some tourists from England that were really fun to hang with!). Our guide, Megan, did a great job explaining the river, pointing out interesting things and telling us some history, and then just interacting with everyone on the boat. All 3 kids had an amazing time and we all felt totally safe and comfortable on the trip. Two of us were "non swimmers" and even the two of us had a great time. I would highly recommend Blue Sky to any one who wants to raft the Colorado River. You will be in excellent hands and they will do everything possible to ensure you have an amazing adventure. We will come again next year! It was about $35 per adult and $30 for each kid - but if you book online, you can save a little.

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Reviewed August 19, 2011

Mike Pardue and his team are awesome. On time, hassle free, great transportation and accommodations --- the only way to travel high adventure with Scouts. Can't wait for my next trip --- Mike and Blue Sky will be part of our plan!

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Reviewed August 5, 2011

Our family had a great time rafting with Blue Sky Adventures. We chose the half day Adventure, apparently their most popular trip. I personally would have liked a little more rapids, but that was the trip we chose. Blue sky employees were professional and had the routine down so that gearing up, traveling to the launch site and lining up the numerous rafts went off quickly and without a hitch. Chris was our guide and he was personable and was very informative about the area, telling us many interesting stories during some of the lull times. The best thing about Blue Sky is the pictures we came home with. We've rafted with other companies throughout Colorado and let me tell you, the pictures were awesome and well worth the price we paid for the CD disc! We came away with 47 pictures, each one better then the previous! Bravo to whoever the photographer was. She took pictures at the introduction, at the launch and from numerous bridges we rafted under. Also a few of the scenery with the rafts in the far distance. I don't know how she moved so quickly, but we love all of our pictures! Tip: if you want good pictures - sit in the front of your raft. People in the back of the raft were often blocked by people in the front, although there were a number of pictures that caught everyone.

2  Thank SMAFulshear
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

I visited Glenwood Springs with a friend and we wanted to take a rafting trip. We found Blue Sky online and booked one through them. The staff was friendly and professional and the trip was a blast. The only downside of our trip was that is was so early in the season we were unable to raft the Shoshone... :( I would highly recommend Blue Sky Adventures to anyone looking for a great rafting trip, they were a great company to work with and I would go back time and time again!!

2  Thank juniorred81
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Reviewed June 19, 2011

Recently, I had the opportunity to host a party for my grandaughter who was turning 13. She invited 6 of her closest girlfriends and the thing they wanted to do the most was go rafting. We chose Blue Sky because our family has rafted with them before and always had a wonderful time. True to form, Erin, Jeff, Patrick and the whole Blue Sky team took care of all the details to make this an awesome experience for the girls. It was a late May float, so Blue Sky made available splash gear to keep all warm as the water was high and cold. The girls were instructed in safety for the trip, got to take the bus ride to the "Grizzly" put in and were treated to Happy Birthday sang by all the other guests. Chris was the guide for this trip and did an exceptional job choosing just the right rapids to provide the most fun. The scenery from the river is great and Chris shared some fun stories about the area. Lots of giggling and a couple hours later and our raft trip came to a too early end. We all agreed we would be back to raft with Blue Sky again!
Maurice Gillming

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