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Rock Gardens Rafting
Ranked #4 of 15 Tours in Glenwood Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Glenwood Springs, United States
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Must Do!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Me and my friends went rafting with Rock Gardens twice this last week and we had a blast! It doesn't matter if you're with family and/or friends, you are guarenteed an excellent time! We had Cody for one trip and then Sean for our second; both super awesome (funny and really knowledgeable, as well)! The Glenwood Canyon is so beautiful and its nice to experience from the Colorado River. Rock Gardens also has No Name Bar & Grill right there with really tasty drinks and burgers! Overall, me and my friends had a really awesome day and loved every part of it!! Keep up the great work guys!

Visited May 2014
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Thank Nicole S
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Stu B, Public Relations Manager at Rock Gardens Rafting, responded to this review, 31 May 2014
Thank you for the stellar review Nicole S. It was an absolute pleasure to have you and your friends out at the resort. Shawn and Cody have been key performers for our company for a couple of years now, and we hope to keep them around for at least a couple more. Glad you had a great time, and since you're a local, maybe we will see you a couple more times this summer. Thanks again for the wonderful review! See you again soon.
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Speechlessly spectacular! Must do if in Glenwood Canyon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Glenwood Canyon is an impressively beautiful place, and rafting through it is simply amazing.
Our guide was Sean, he is awesome! He has a lot of knowledge about every rapid, rock, historical facts etc. but he's a lot of fun. Our kids loved his sense of humor, when he would turn the raft so that they'd get splashed by a big rapid, the overall mood on the raft was total fun and laughter, while feeling very safe because Sean definitely knows his stuff and takes safety very seriously.
Three hours flew by. The beauty of the canyon in just stunning. I highly recommend going rafting if you're in our great and gorgeous state of Colorado, and if you're in Glenwood Rock Gardens Rafting is wonderful. You leave from No Name camping resort, everybody is super friendly, you're sure to have an awesome and unforgettable time.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Nico0624
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Stu B, Public Relations Manager at Rock Gardens Rafting, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
We are speechless as well! Thank you for taking the time to offer such kind words here on Trip Advisor, Nico0624. We feel as you do - there is only one REAL way to see Glenwood Canyon, and that is definitely from the Colorado RIver, floating through it. We are also proud to say, we have recently promoted Sean due to his great attitude, hard work, dedication, and safety conscious awareness. We feel he will be a great addition to our leadership team in 2014, and his contagious demeanor will only spread throughout the rest of the staff as well. Again, Nico0624, thank you for the wonderful review. We hope to see you again!
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Park Forest, Illinois
1 review
“Great Family Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

Our family loved its half day rafting trip with Rock Gardens. Our guide was named Tyler and he was wonderful in how he went about his business. Our family had 4 first time rafters - our three kids and my wife. He reassured them at the outset and then pushed them a bit into wanting to get into some rapids as their confidence grew. Our family will definitely go back and we cannot say enough good things about our experience!

Visited August 2013
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Thank Tom M
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Stu B, Public Relations Manager at Rock Gardens Rafting, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Tom M, words cannot describe how much your thoughtful words mean to us, and hopefully, to everyone else who reads these reviews as well. We are thrilled to have such great personalities such as Tyler on board here at Rock Gardens. And by the way it sounds, it resonates all the way down to even the children. On your next trip to Colorado, stop by and say hello. We'll be waiting with our lifejackets ready! Thanks again, Tom M.
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“Gotta do white water rafting when in CO!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

We spent our last day in CO on a wonderful white water rafting trip! We did the half day excursion which was just enough for us. Sean was our guide and he was excellent! He shared a lot of info about this area and the Colorado River. He really made a fun day even better by his colorful personality...keeping us all laughing even when we going through some fun rapids!. All the guides made the trip great from when we signed up the day before to the end of the trip. The photos were great, too. I am working on solving a possible error by 2 credit cards being charged for the photo CD...our error for giving 2 numbers, but they got right back to me to hopefully solve it. (If it was done by accident.)

Visited August 2013
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Thank Gail J
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Stu B, Public Relations Manager at Rock Gardens Rafting, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Gail J, thank you for the kind review here. We are thrilled to hear that your last day in Colorado was a splash-tastic time! I am terribly sorry to hear of the double charge. If you would, please, email me directly at stu@rockgardens.com and let me know if we indeed did take care of that for you. We do not take that lightly here, and absolutely would never do that on purpose. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip so much that you also purchased the photo package. Look through our other Social Channels to see f we have posted some extra photos of you and your group. Again, Gail J, thank you for taking the time to review us.
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10 attraction reviews
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“family friendly trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We did the half day rafting trip that includes some very nice class 2-3 rapids and quite a few slower sections perfect for soaking up scenery. Shawn was our guide and was a very knowledgeable, joy-filled young man. They did not cram us in like sardines, our raft held 4 adults and 2 children with lots of room to spare.

Visited August 2013
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Stu B, Public Relations Manager at Rock Gardens Rafting, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Pamela H., thank you for taking the time to review us! Like you said, Shawn is an absolute pleasure to be around. We are happy to bring him back again this year too. He definitely brings a level of joy and care that we strive to have in all of our employees. Thank you again for the great review.
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