A1 Wildwater Rafting

Fort Collins

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Adventurers tackle Class II to Class IV+ rapids on a challenging whitewater-rafting trip

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Promotional value expires Sep 1, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Credit Card Required at the Point of Reservation. Valid from 5/15-6/24 & 8/9-8/31, excluding 5/30, 6/6, 6,13 & 6/20. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $121 for a half-day Wild and Scenic rafting trip for two ($178 value)
  • $242 for a half-day Wild and Scenic rafting trip for four ($356 value)
  • $363 for a half-day Wild and Scenic rafting trip for six ($534 value)
  • Read about the trip here.

A1 Wildwater Rafting

Established: 1982
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 50+ people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Brands Used: Hyside Rafts, NRS rafting gear, Carlisle/Caviness paddles
Handicap Accessible: Yes, but only if strong swimming abilities and able to paddle vigorously.
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Whitewater rafting, kayaking, rentals
Recommended Age Group: Changes with water conditions, call for current conditions.

Q&A with Robert Breckenridge, Owner

Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
We have the greatest variety of trips and times on the Poudre River. We have three sizes of rafts (large, medium, and small) corresponding to the changing water levels during the summer to keep the excitement level high. Our guides are very experienced, lively, and considered the friendliest on the river. This is [my] 34th year with the [business]. [I] have been rafting and kayaking on the Poudre and other rivers around the country and the world since the early '70s. We excel at offering our guests a great time on the river.

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
As a student at Maryville College, I started canoeing in the Appalachian Mountains of east Tennessee. After seeing a John Denver concert, I traveled west and discovered the Colorado Plateau and fell in love with the country. I transferred to Colorado State University immediately, where I studied biology, and during my first summer in Colorado, I took a rafting trip and got the river fever. From there I became a Class V kayaker traveling everywhere to experience new rivers, did a stint as a river ranger in the high deserts of Utah, [and] became a high school biology teacher for a few years. [I] then returned to CSU to start a graduate degree when I realized just how special the Poudre River really was. My Shangri-la was right in front of me, and I hadn't even realized it. So I built my house on the river and started my rafting and kayaking business on the Poudre, which I'm still enjoying to this day.

What’s your favorite part of your job?
Seeing the radiant excitement and smiles of our guests that come with their river adventure.

Customer Reviews

This was an awesome experience my son and I got to enjoy together!! I would recommend to anyone that wants to experience an amazing journey down the breathtaking Poudre River!
Teresa P. · December 21, 2016
Knowledgable guides get you to the fun quickly while making sure you're well informed.
Crystal P. · August 30, 2016
My first time. It was a lot of fun!
Sal M. · August 24, 2016
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    Fort Collins

    2801 N Shields St.

    Fort Collins, CO 80524


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