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“Great rafting trip” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blue Sky Adventures

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: Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great rafting trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

This place is the best. We rafted thru class 3 & 4 for about 3 miles then changed to 2 person inflatable Kayaks and followed our guide down the colorado river for 11 miles. We felt safe and in secure with the people guiding us. The sent a photographer down the bike path following us and takeing the best pictures of our vacation

Visited August 2011
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Le Sueur, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We had a blast!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2011

We had decided to do the mild adventure trip but when we went to drop off other rafters, we were told that we could still do the Shoshone rapids if we wanted. We decided we would. Our 9 year old son was so glad we changed our mind. We had an absolute blast!! Couldn't recommend it more! We had a fantastic guide who was very knowledgeable, not only about rafting but about the area in general. It was a beautiful trip down the Colorado River. You must try this!! We will definitely be back!

Visited August 2011
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Denver, Colorado
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Excellent Adventure! Family friendly and safe - highly recommend”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited August 2011
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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55 reviews
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“Blue Sky is the BEST for Scout Adventures”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Visited July 2011
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Fulshear, Texas
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37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great Time”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited July 2011
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