Rafting Trips FAQ’s

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Rafting Trips FAQ’s2017-10-12T19:25:10+00:00

Where to we arrive / check in?

You start and end each trip at our headquarters, located inside 8200 Mountain Sports at 30923 W. Hwy 160, South Fork, CO 81154. We provide a shuttle service to and from all of our activities.  Please arrive promptly thirty minutes prior to your departure time to allow us to prepare you for your trip. Our guides will greet you with a smile as you arrive!  They will assist you in checking in first with our friendly office personnel.

For reservations, please call us at the shop – 719-873-0188

What should we wear?

We suggest you wear shorts and a t-shirt, or a bathing suit, but bring a warmer top layer just in case.  Definitely plan on getting wet, and any clothing that will dry quickly is a great idea. The weather can change very quickly here, and the water is very cold!  We do provide splash gear and neoprene booties free of charge if you need it, and we suggest you use it.

What should we bring?

As outfitters it is our goal and privilege to provide you with most things that you will need during your experience with us. You should bring a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.  All of those items are also available for purchase in our shop in case you forget.  We also suggest a bottle of water to drink.  NOTHING IN GLASS BOTTLES PLEASE!!  Due to state law, insurance regulations, and for your safety we do not allow the consumption of drugs or alcoholic beverages before or during our trips.  Please understand that we cannot allow anyone who is, or appears to be, under the influence of alcohol or drugs on our river trips.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

How do I purchase photos of my trip?

Mountain Man Rafting now offers live action photos of your rafting trip.  Click on the button below to view your trip photos and purchase them.  It’s the perfect way to share your adventure!

Is my child old enough to raft?

Our specialty is family rafting, and we take many families with children of all ages every day.  We generally say that 3 years old is the youngest that we will take, but there are many factors in making that decision.  First, each person that rafts with us is (and must be ) always properly fitted with a Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device before heading to the river.  We have many different sizes of PFD’s to accommodate most people’s needs, however your child must fit in one of the PFD’s that WE have or they cannot go.  We cannot let anyone ride in their own PFD.  Sometimes, thirst, hunger, and exposure to the elements can be a little much for very small children.  You know your children better than we do, so please be realistic.  We are always happy to help with the decision at the office, as we size up each group before the trip.  Our guides are the best anywhere with kids and people of all ages.  YOUR SAFETY IS OUR MAIN CONCERN, and we promise we will let you know of any possible concerns that may arise. Trust the people that do this everyday!

CROA Safety Video

Release Forms

DOWNLOAD RELEASE FORM (PDF)

A liability release form must be signed by each participant.
Everyone in your group MUST have a signed release. Minors (under the age of 18) must have a parent/guardian sign for them. Minors without a signed release form will not be allowed to participate.

Reservation / Cancellation Policy

Mountain Man Rafting requires payment for your guided rafting trip at time of reservation.  A 7-day cancellation policy is in effect.  If you cancel your trip 8 days or more prior to your trip date you will be charged a 5% cancellation fee.  If you cancel or change your trip date or decrease the number of people in your group 7 days or less you will forfeit the cost of the trip, unless, we are able to book the exact number of people for the exact dates and exact pricing of your trip.

Mountain Man Rafting trips go rain or shine.  Trips are not cancelled due to rain.  We do provide splash/ rain gear and neoprene booties free of charge.

Taxes and Fees included.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and cash.

Mountain Man Rafting, LLC is an equal opportunity service provider and employer and operates under a special use permit from the USDA Forest Service, Rio Grande NF, Divide RD

Mountain Man Rafting is a Licensed River Outfitter- Issued by Colorado Parks & Wildlife.