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Brown's Canyon National Monument - Half Day Rafting Adventure
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We are the premier outpost for outdoor adventure in the Arkansas River Valley, offering professional instruction and guided trips. River activities include kayaking, rafting, duckies, and stand-up paddling. On land we conduct rock climbing trips at six different locations and also have access to over 200 miles of mountain bike trails. Choose you own adventure at RMOC!
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23850 US Highway 285 S, Buena Vista, CO 81211-9571
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I spent a long time researching whitewater activities and companies in Buena Vista before deciding to choose RMOC. I made the right choice! Our guides Paul and Gabe were informative, responsive, and fun. Paul was quick to respond whenever a member of my family ran...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Paul Zimmer was our guide down upper Browns canyon. He gave great instructions and kept us feeling safe and confident the whole time. ROMC has a very non-commercial feel. 10/10 kayak trip. I would recommend Paul every day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

RMOC has a friendly non-commercial feel. My Buddy Steve and I Spent two days on the Arkansas River with RMOC. Our first day was lower Brown's Canyon to Salida East. Nick and Camron were our guides. Second day was Brown's Canyon with Camron. Both days...More

Thank Kipp M
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Brandon S, Owner at Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review and we will definitely make sure that Nick and Kameron know how much you enjoyed the paddle. Here's to clean lines and good times!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having kayaked, canoes, and rafted most of my adult life (now 71), I am very sensitive to the little things that make a good trip. Rocky Mtn did well on all of them and we had a wonderful time. My wife and I took the...More

Thank William H
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Brandon S, Owner at Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, thank you so much for the thoughtful and informative review! We really appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience. Hopefully we'll be able to adventure with your family again someday!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paul zimmer did an awesome prepping us and guiding us through one of the coolest experiences I’ve had thus far. Best kayak trip hands down

Thank Thomas M
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Brandon S, Owner at Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and glad you loved the trip! Hopefully we'll be able to adventure with you again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Inflatable Duckies were perfect for us first timers. Excellent first experience with a really cool company. Our guides (Paul Z, Gabe, and Claire) made the trip really fun! Weather was windy and cold the day of and our guides brought extra warm gear for us...More

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Brandon S, Owner at Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad that you enjoyed your inflatable kayak trip and I will make sure that your guides know how much you appreciated them! Looking forward to paddling with you again!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a two day river kayak course and from beginning to end it was extremely well planned, organized, and exciting. We learned the core maneuvers needed to understand the kayak and the river, and also learned advanced techniques. Would recommend for beginners and advanced...More

Thank Kristine K
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Brandon S, Owner at Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed the kayak courses and thanks for taking the time to write about your experience. I will make sure that all of the team members know how much you appreciated them. Hopefully we'll be paddling with you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took level 1 and 2 raft instruction with Kate and Nick. The weekend was excellent! Kate and Nick are both excellent instructors. The course was very well done with students feeling confident on the river by the second day. I also need to mention...More

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Brandon S, Owner at Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write about your experience with RMOC. We really appreciate the positive feedback and we're looking forward to paddling with you again!

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

I took a private whitewater kayaking lesson as an intermediate kayaker but novice whitewater kayaker and I had a truly wonderful time. My instructor, Carrie, had a full day planned out but also would constantly ask me how I felt and if I had any...More

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Brandon S, Owner at Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience with us! I will definitely pass on your kind words to Carrie. Hopefully we'll be able to paddle with you again soon!

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

The course taught by Tommy and Katie was awesome. Super professional, super friendly, and surprisingly fun. Even though I had some ww rescue experience, I still learned a ton and now feel safer in my kayak, and my kayaking buddies who recommended the course are...More

Thank Arc T
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Brandon S, Owner at Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to write about your course. I will make sure to pass on your kind words to Tommy and Kate!

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