What You'll Get
- Half-Day Wild and Scenic Rafting Trip for Two
- Half-Day Wild and Scenic Rafting Trip for Four
- Half-Day Wild and Scenic Rafting Trip for Six
Minimum age is 7 years for children. Check-in times for trips are at 8:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. daily. Plan for 4 to 4,5 hours for the entire rafting time.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 30, 2017. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Subject to availability. 5-day written cancellation notice required, or fee up to the voucher price will apply. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 1 per visit. Credit card required upon booking. Not valid from 6/24-8/6, or 6/10, 6/17, 8/12, 8/19. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.
About A1 Wildwater Rafting
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: 12 to 65, call for water 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] 36th 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.