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Elk Mountain Expeditions

#3 of 20 Tours in Aspen Features Animals
Aspen, CO 81611-2229
+1 970-456-6287
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White water rafting

Best value:)). I would recommend this company to everyone!!! We had the best time today rafting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
swirkler
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Basalt, Colorado
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Slaughterhouse High Water 2017

My local friends and I had a blast rafting Slaughterhouse with EME on Saturday morning 6/17/17 near... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
matthuffman87
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Aspen, Colorado
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Elk Mountain Expeditions (EME) opened its doors in 2012 with the intent to bring a more personalized experience to the rafting industry. After 10 years working with many large rafting companies around the country we decided to start a company that is free of all the problems that accompany big business rafting. Smaller trips with highly trained guides, no hidden fees, and attention to detail set us apart from other companies in the Roaring Fork Valley. At EME, we are dedicated to providing excellent customer experiences on and off the water. Come out and see the difference a passionate and dedicated team of employees can make on your next river adventure. We are excited to share Aspen's beautiful rivers with you and your family.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best value:)). I would recommend this company to everyone!!! We had the best time today rafting. We took my family visiting from Iowa, our guides were Wade, Tyler and James, they were very professional as well as fun!! We will for sure be using this...More

Thank swirkler
Reviewed 2 days ago

My local friends and I had a blast rafting Slaughterhouse with EME on Saturday morning 6/17/17 near peak flow! Our guides Lane and Wade expertly capitained our way through some of the biggest water I've ever run this stretch on, we were definitely glad to...More

Thank matthuffman87
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went with a big group for a team-building day and had a fantastic experience! My guide James was super experienced. The whole trip was exciting but safe, and the vibe was relaxed and fun. The best surprise was unlimited Aspen Brewing Co. beer for...More

Thank gallifreygal
Kira V, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're glad everyone had a great time!! Maybe next year you guys can do Slaughterhouse!

Reviewed 6 days ago

My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with the Elk Mountain Expedition Crew! Not only was the rafting experience itself a blast, but our guides made the entire experience from the moment we arrived to the moment we departed enjoyable. The guides were very...More

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Maddy F, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are so glad that you joined us on Slaughterhouse! It sounds like it was the right choice for you guys, and we are glad that we could make your trip memorable!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Our guide, Connor, was terrific and made our several hour trip down the Roaring Fork very memorable. We are a family of 8 persons and Connor helped each of us feel that we'd experienced something unique, once-in-a-lifetime. We saw Bald Eagles and other magnificent wildlife...More

Thank boudin
Maddy F, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are so glad that you had a great time out on the river with us! It is always special to experience the local wildlife, and especially incredible to see Bald Eagles. We look forward to showing you the great rafting and fishing the Roaring...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large party of about 10 fishermen for a Friday afternoon outing and the guides at Elk Mountain Expedition couldn't have been better. They provided everything we needed from rods to flies to waders. After some quick instruction, we were fishing in minutes....More

Thank Adam W
Maddy F, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you had a great day out on the river with Trevor and our fly fishing guides. It was great to work with your group and show you the great fly fishing our valley has to offer! We hope to see you all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an incredible white water rafting experience!! Mike Bones was our guide and he was masterful! The entire company has a wonderful, positive aura!!!!

Thank William B
Kira V, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We had such a great time with your group yesterday! Thanks for the awesome review! We hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Aspen.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Aspen to celebrate my sister's graduation, were not expecting to go white water rafting during our stay, but ran into Maddie at the Maroon Bells help desk and she sold us on the experience. The entire family went- we're all over the...More

Thank Bailey S
Maddy F, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was great meeting you and your family and I am so glad that you all came out together! I hope you had a great rest of your trip and hopefully you will make it back out to get out on the Class IV section...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great experience! Very friendly staff and had a lot of extra guides for safety. The 2-1 ratio of guides to guests made us feel much more secure as we did level 4 rapids for the first time. We will definitely be coming back to...More

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Kira V, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you had a great time on Slaughterhouse. Safety is always our #1 priority. Thanks for the review! We can't wait to go out again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first time traveling to Aspen but not to Colorado, and we've tried many companies but nothing compares to this one! The team was very funny, outgoing, and family friendly they wanted to get to know us by letting us know that we...More

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Maddy F, Manager at Elk Mountain Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining us last weekend. It was great to get you guys out on the river, and especially great to get you on 2 of our favorite sections in one day! Glad that you enjoyed spending your day with us, the...More

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latosmith
I am coming to Aspen near the end of September. Are there any rivers you can raft at that time or does it all end in August? Thank you
28 August 2015|
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Response from Jacqui B | Reviewed this property |
i'm honestly not really sure. This was my first rafting trip. From what I understand, the best rafting is in the June & July time frame from the snowmelt. So by the fall, it's lost much of that. But I'm sure there is... More
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