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Wilderness Aware Rafting

12600 US Hwy 285 & 24, Buena Vista, CO 81211
+1 800-462-7238
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Colorado river rafting trips on five Colorado rivers. River rafting trips on Colorado's most popular river, the Arkansas River through Browns Canyon National Monument and the Royal Gorge. Wildwater and family class river rafting trips. Established in 1976, we have experienced guides and an outstanding safety record. Twice named "Colorado Company of the Year!" Winner of the BBB Excellence in Customer Service Award.
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12600 US Hwy 285 & 24, Buena Vista, CO 81211
+1 800-462-7238
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great water. Great stories. Great guide. It was a great family experience. And make sure Brett gets my points!

Thank alan e
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had high water and extreme rapids even though the river was too big for Numbers and Royal Gorge, which was what we had hoped for with the 2 day extreme. We were not disappointed though! Kelton was a terrific trip leader and guided us...More

Thank monkeyboney
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was super fantastic. Kelton awesome. My son even tipped him from his own allowance. Highly polished. No disappointments at all.

Thank Dean E
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent 3 days on the Arkansas. River was high, and rapids were active. Minimal rowing needed the entire trip. And the guide and his two helpers were open, friendly and really knew the river. Base camp staff were also extremely helpful with helping us decide...More

Thank Rocky T
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went for the full day Browns canyon ww rafting experience, and we were not disappointed. Excellent organization, from the pre-trip, to the trip, to the lunch by the river, excellent guide (Jesse), who combined excellent skills w/ a wonderfully positive personality. We felt in...More

Thank nomail65
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing! We had the best time rafting with wilderness aware. Our guide Mara was soooo wonderful. She was very knowledgeable, energetic and personable. I will recommend this location and our guide to all our family and friends. Thank you all so much for the wonderful...More

Thank dpierce3
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was part of a group of 6 on the Inn to Inn 3 day trip. Four out of the six rafters are in their 50’s. Bret was fantastic. He made sure all of our group was well taken care of. With the majority of...More

Thank paulathompson5
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A group of girl friends and I booked the Browns Canyon Half Day Excursion to celebrate our birthdays. This was our first rafting experience and were all a little nervous. But upon our arrival Wilderness Aware eased our nerves from the warm greeting at the...More

Thank Hemi1311
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first rafting experience and thanks to the great staff it was awesome. This was a girls trip and we got lucky with our own raft and Kelton as the guide. We got all of our equipment when we arrived and took off...More

Thank Angelica A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My dad took my sister and I on our first white water rafting trip, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. We went on the full day Brown's River trip, and it was so much more than what I was expecting! Our guide,...More

Thank Hannah S
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Will you shut down rafting the numbers/royal gorge if the river cfs reaches a certain point?
4 June 2017|
Response from Kim P | Reviewed this property |
Great question and that was my concern too. When we went the water was very fast. Prior to leaving I was calling daily to see the water speed that I believe is measured in CSMs. Three days prior to our trip they called me to... More
Hi there. I'm interested in hearing from people who have taken the half-day Brown's Canyon whitewater rafting trip. Did the half-day trip satisfy your whitewater rafting desires or did you wish you had taken the longer full-day trip instead? Thanks for your input!
23 January 2017|
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Response from 722Lynn | Reviewed this property |
We did the half day trip and it was perfect. We are not experts by any means, but not total novices. Our guide assessed the skills of the group, 4 people, and found that we could handle some more advanced maneuvers, and he... More
Hey Shelly Saw your post and we have a family the same ages and was wondering if the rapids were fast and challenging or just a casual float down the river? Really looking for fun and challenging Alsomdidnyou do full day or half and would have changed that based on what you Mike
22 July 2016|
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Response from Shelly J | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mike, We did the half day and yes it was challenging for us as first timers. It was rated 3-4 on rapids, but there was some casual floating to catch your breath. We will do it it again and probably go for the full... More