I am from New Jersey and drove cross country with my family of seven plus my mother-in-law. We met my brother in law and his family of four in Glenwood Springs. We had several activities planned, most of all white water rafting. However, we had some specific issues. My mother-in-law is an amputee. Having the prosthetic she was apprehensive about rafting and getting wet. Our concerns were about rafting with both my mother-in-law and our kids aged 8 to 23. When we entered, we were immediately greeted by smiling Kylie who made us feel welcome from “hello”. When we asked about our situation, she stopped everything and said she would be right back. In walked Ken. As soon as he walked in, he continued the welcome feeling. We asked about my mother-in-law and he put us at ease by saying first and for most that this company is very family oriented. He then went onto say that he works with Wounded Warriors and Autism Speaks. He said that he has had several amputees and assured of that not only was this a non-issue, he welcomed us to bring her back to test out a raft on land. What impressed me most of all was how Ken made us feel like family and not customers. He was very in tune to our concerns and put them all to rest.

Later that day we came back and reserved two rafts for the next day. The next day, upon arrival, Ken once again greeted us with a warm and friendly welcome — the welcome you get from a friend. We then got our instructions for the day. Ken’s instruction were given in a fun atmosphere — you did not even feel like you were learning something. Then due to our large group, 13, he split the group into kids and parents. The kids were assigned Issac. Issac immediately connected with our kids, which made for a fun trip. The kids did not stop smiling from the start of the trip until the end. Issac continued that family feeling which made me feel completely safe that my kids were with him. The adults were assigned to Mike Tepper. Ironically, some years earlier my brother-in-law, a football coach, tried to recruit Mike for the college he was coaching for at the time. Words cannot describe Mike, he is a heck of a nice guy who happens to be the size of a mountain, and I mean that in a good way! He, just like everyone else, made us feel like we were all family. He offered to carry my mother-in-law on and off the boat at the beginning and end of the trip and also when we stopped at the hot springs. He had a vast amount of knowledge of rafting and was extremely professional. He also had a wealth of knowledge of the noteworthy spots along the trip. He made the trip fun and informative. During our stops, I had the opportunity to talk with him about my career as a police officer. Having the conversation with Mike was like talking to an old friend or, more so, a brother. Sadly, the trip eventually ended. But it ended knowing that we had made new friends.

Ken, Issac and Mike thank you for making this a trip my family and I will always remember and look fondly back on! When it comes to anything adventure in Glenwood Springs your company is my go to.

Thanks!

— Craig Patton, New Jersey

My brother, his wife, Rob and I did the one hour Segway tour around Glenwood Springs. Max was our trainer and tour guide. He was awesome! He gave us a great orientation followed by a informative and scenic tour through the town. Letting us loose at the park to play was just too much fun. We loved every minute of it and plan on going back for longer rides. What a great way to see the town. Strongly recommend this company.

— Rob and Joyce Adams, Garden City, KS

Thanks so much for two enjoyable days with you rafting and mountain exploring. We had a great time, as this old Grandma and her son and daughter and 5 grandkids enjoyed the Colorado River adventure. It was fun for all ages! We appreciated everyone’s friendly and helpful attitude in all our Awesome Nature encounters. Safety was foremost also which was such a welcome plus. Thanks again for all your gracious hospitality.

— Don and Betty Richards, Phil and Cori Keeli, Aimee, Emma, Tyler and Calvin

Our best memories of Colorado were from a jeep. Some of the vistas we saw and roads we traveled were absolutely stunning. I look forward to Fall especially with the changing aspen trees set against the dark green of the alpine forest. The Bair Ranch is a pretty special place with a little bit of everything for Off-Road Touring. It doesn’t get much better than that.

— Keith and Amy Smith, Gainesville, FL

Some of our best summer days were spent on the River in Glenwood Springs. It’s an activity everyone can do, including our kids. Now that our kids are getting older we are starting to get into Duckies as well. I’ve even tried Stand Up Paddleboards a few times and they were a blast. We’re fortunate to have access to several rivers in the summer because you can almost always find the right water level for Tubes and Duckies.

— Mike and Alyssa McCoy, Glenwood Springs, CO

We visit Glenwood Springs almost every summer and took up ATV touring several years ago. We couldn’t believe how much terrain is right out our back door. We mostly go with friends, but we have also enjoyed helping families with kids enjoy the backcountry on ATV’s. Even though we love to hike and ride bikes, it’s nice to mix it up with ATV touring.

— Fred Welch, San Bernadino, CA
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