A group of my friends went out to DRE this past weekend and had an awesome time. We (eight of us) purchased living social deals for a four day, three night trip with DRE back in April and so the anticipation had been growing for quite some time. Any and all expectations we had were totally surpassed! Jen and Tyler were beyond hospital from the get go at the first meeting encouraging everyone to pack and bring anything that would make the trip as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. For us, that meant a few 30 racks. For others, it meant utilizing multiple dry sacks for personal belongings.
Our guides were very personable and never made anyone feel like a burden. Anything you asked or even jokingly suggested at, they were there to accommodate. Each guide had their own personality and brought something different to the trip, including the cargo boats man, Young Buck. So I highly recommend that if you go on a multi-day trip, try to get on each of your guide's boat at some point.
I will be honest, we didn't know what to expect and were a bit reserved about the suggested dollar amount for the tip/person(customer)/day. At the end of the trip we felt the guides exceeded expectations and were beyond deserving of the recommended amount (just as a heads up when going to the ATM before departure).
The fun was abundant and the food was delicious! There is nothing that can be said about the trip that would make this review shine through other than you going and experiencing it for yourself!
Special thanks to A & C for their efforts in a medical emergency one of the other guests had. You really are in good hands and your safety is at the top of the guide's priorities from the moment you pull up to the load out to the moment you say your good-byes.
This is a trip we will never forget and can't wait to come back next year and try out the Yampa. To all you readers out there wondering who to go with on your river rafting adventure, go with Dinosaur River Expeditions, you won't regret it, you'll only regret you hadn't done it sooner!
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